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eagleI
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Is Cerakote something I can do at home or does it take something else. Is is like Doracote? and what about the bolt head/lugs how does that get Cerakoted and not mess with the closeing of the bolt or headspace.
dennisinaz
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It requires an airbrush and a curing oven- if you have that at home, then by all means, go for it.
colliers_customs
Reply with quote  #3 
dennisinaz

"It requires an airbrush and a curing oven- if you have that at home, then by all means, go for it."

and a 120grit sand blast.
flatlander
Reply with quote  #4 
CC is right - you can't expect good results with GunKote or CeraKote without blasting the surface(s) you're going to paint first. I've used both products on several of my own & customers' rifles - results are similar, but I feel CeraKote is more durable.

Downsides to CeraKote vs. GunKote -
1. CeraKote's about twice as expensive
2. CeraKote is a 2-part paint & must be mixed in a 24:1 ratio - mix only what you need, as you can't pour the leftovers back into the container
3. CeraKote takes quite a bit longer to dry enough to be handled to be put into the oven
4. CeraKote has a 1yr shelf life, and should be kept refrigerated

Time will tell whether I stick with CeraKote, or ditch it and go back to GunKote. Like I said, CeraKote is more durable, and I like the results I've gotten with it.
gamma
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Flatlander,you say without having to blast the surface. I was a bit dissapointed to read on the NIC website that blasting is neccessary but you obviously have experience without blasting. How dose it come out without blasting,is the finish long lasting.
flatlander
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Gamma, you're mis-reading what I wrote - I'm saying neither product will work well without blasting. Surface preparation by blasting (GunKote recommends Starblast) IS necessary to get these paints to adhere to the surface.
johara1
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Guys, There are two cerekote finishes,one like your doing and a much harder one?.....jim
customizedcreationz
Reply with quote  #8 
Cerakote is by far the best coating on the market. Anything I have tested against it pales in comparison to Cerakote.

Off the website http://www.nicindustries.com

"To prove CerakoteTM is the leading firearm coating, NIC hired an independent military testing facility to perform a blind side by side comparison between CerakoteTM, KG Gun-Kote (listed as competitor 1) and DuraCoat Firearm Finish (listed as competitor 2). In every test CerakoteTM out performed both competitors products. All tests were performed in accordance to the ASTM test listed in the photo. The complete test report is available for review by contacting our CerakoteTM Customer Service department."









Straight off http://www.nicindustries.com website

"To prove CerakoteTM is the leading firearm coating, NIC hired an independent military testing facility to perform a blind side by side comparison between CerakoteTM, KG Gun-Kote (listed as competitor 1) and DuraCoat Firearm Finish (listed as competitor 2).

In every test CerakoteTM out performed both competitors products. All tests were performed in accordance to the ASTM test listed in the photo. The complete test report is available for review by contacting our CerakoteTM Customer Service department."
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