In the quest for something to set one gun apart from the next, there are many options of coatings out there. Duracoat, Hydrodipping, Gunkote, etc to name a few, but one that outperforms all of the current available options out there is Cerakote. Sure, you can apply a Duracoat finish to your rifle or get your gun stock dipped with hydro graphics, but will it last? Probably not for long, especially if the firearm is used in the field. That’s where Outlaw Custom Guns & Coatings steps in and offers a Cerakote Firearm Finish to customers in our area who are after the best and push their gear to the limits whether in the field or on the range.
So, what is Cerakote exactly? To put it simply, Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength and hardness. Not only does this state-of-the-art technology out-perform any competitive coating in the laboratory, but in real world applications as well.
When it comes to durability, nothing can beat a Cerakote finish. Cerakote finishes are more durable than any other type of firearm finish that can be sprayed, chemically adhered and plated. Although Nickel and Hard Chrome are some of the toughest finishes available, color choice is pretty limited to chrome and nickel. As far as wear goes, Cerakote is not a “cure-all” solution as it is natural for an item to wear due to heat and friction, but will last if it is properly taken care of like anything else.
One awesome advantage to Cerakote is that it can be 100% custom and unique. If you are the type of person looking for something unique, themed or “way out there,” Cerakote is definitely for you. If something simple is desired, that result can be achieved as well. Many people who have standard hunting rifles or shotguns choose to go with a single matte color to better camouflage their firearms in the field without going overboard, all while protecting them from the elements and giving them that “custom” look.
Rust is a major enemy for hunting rifles, especially those who use their rifles in pursuit of game. It seems like almost everybody who spends any time in the field has been caught in a rain or snow storm and put their guns away in a case to keep them out of the weather while they were still wet telling themselves that they will get it cleaned up when they get home. Life tends to get the best of us and we forget about that rifle in the case for a couple days. It doesn’t take long for rust to get its grips on that weak blued finish and cosmetically destroy a gun and then we are left with figuring out how to get it cleaned up without further damaging the finish. Cerakote is the solution! That rifle can be re finished in the same blued color, but with an extremely strong coating that will let you keep that gun in harsher elements longer without fear of rust ever again.
Another advantage of Cerakote instead of others, are the limits that you can push your equipment. For the hunter or shooter who gives a beating to their gear, you can be sure that a Cerakote finish will be there to protect your gear from the harsh punishment seen in the field. In our own tests, an AR and Glock pistol with custom coatings were able to handle road rash, acetone baths, being soaked in gasoline, fire/heat, and many more tests to create the harshest punishments we could give.
Cerakote isn’t just for guns as anything can be coated. Bows, optics, auto, ATV, etc., they can all be coated by Outlaw Custom Guns & Coatings in our facility in Cedar City, UT. Everything for the basic re-finish to the extreme airbrushed AR-15 to an entire car or motorcycle. When choosing a coating for your hunting equipment or shooting gear, go with the best finish possible – Cerakote done by Outlaw Custom Guns & Coatings and backed by our Lifetime Warranty!