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#1 Chris54326

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:19 PM

Would there be any problem Cerakoting a parkerized firearm?



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:38 PM

Not a metallurgist but I believe they strip it down to bare metal before cerakoting.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:19 PM

Typically what would it cost to do a two-tone on a Browning High-Power.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:02 PM

It shouldn't have to be stripped to bare metal. Just lightly hit with a sand blaster to provide "tooth."

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:26 AM

Can anyone in Central Oklahoma recommend a good certified Cerakote specialist in the area?



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

Harsh firearms in Norman.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

Thanks, Matt.  Have you had work done there?



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

I ship mine to Boyd at Hilbilly223 in Arkansas. He does all the cerakote for Knighthawk and several others

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:08 AM

Thanks, Matt.  Have you had work done there?


I had a bolt carrier done in some sort of self lubricating cerakote made for bcg's a few years ago.
He's the guy that does all the cerakoting for Hailey Ordnance.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

Firearm Solutions in Duncan has recently done a couple of my rifles and they have turned out really nice. Out of State I would def recommend Scalpel Arms....He has some wicked creations and has painted a few of my firearms as well...def someone to go to if you are wanting a cool design!



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

Well, I went to Harsh's place in Norman.  Wasn't really impressed with them.  They didn't seem prepared to do the work.  They quoted me a price..............but it would be more if they had to order a color I wanted that they didn't have.  What's up with that?  Not very professional in my opinion.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

Well, I went to Harsh's place in Norman. Wasn't really impressed with them. They didn't seem prepared to do the work. They quoted me a price..............but it would be more if they had to order a color I wanted that they didn't have. What's up with that? Not very professional in my opinion.


Harsh does very good work on the samples I have seen and handled, two of which are mine. Their attention to detail surpassed others I've seen. One of mine they did was redoing a low quality job someone else had done.

More for a color they don't stock? Just about every industry is that way. Special order a pre-hung entry door from Home Depot or Lowes in dark oak instead of a medium oak that they normally stock. The price goes up substantially.
I've had powder coating done on items and saved money choosing colors that are stocked. In this case, they will have to buy more coating than what it takes to use on your item. They might not be able to combine it with a larger order to get a volume discount. It may end up being shipped by itself if they just ordered the previous week. Not sure, and I'm not defending them. I just know how many things work.

Pick the person to do the work carefully. I've seen way more sub-standard jobs than good jobs.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

I appreciate what you are saying, Rick, but he didn't even have color samples that depicted the actual colors I was wanting.  I take that back, he did have one pistol that had some Graphite Black on the slide release, but the Tungston H-237 I wanted for the frame he didn't.  And when I commented I'd need to see a true example because on the Cerakote gallery, every time I saw Tungston it was a different color.........because the person editing the picture processed it differently.   Jarod said not to bother going to the color samples on Cerakote's site because none of them matched the real thing.  So how's a person supposed to pick colors?????  That's why I was hoping to find someone who had a lot of examples of their work on hand or some examples of color applied to metal plates for comparisons.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:04 PM

I appreciate what you are saying, Rick, but he didn't even have color samples that depicted the actual colors I was wanting. I take that back, he did have one pistol that had some Graphite Black on the slide release, but the Tungston H-237 I wanted for the frame he didn't. And when I commented I'd need to see a true example because on the Cerakote gallery, every time I saw Tungston it was a different color.........because the person editing the picture processed it differently. Jarod said not to bother going to the color samples on Cerakote's site because none of them matched the real thing. So how's a person supposed to pick colors????? That's why I was hoping to find someone who had a lot of examples of their work on hand or some examples of color applied to metal plates for comparisons.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:49 PM

Anyone else have personal experience with Keith Stewart at Firearms Solutions?  He has both colors I'm wanting, in stock and has examples on firearms.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:08 PM

Any comments about Topps Powder Coating in Moore, OK?



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

I'm not sure that Topps has an ffl to be able to take on firearms.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

Hmmm..............they show pictures of semi-auto slides on their site.

 

Okay, then, any other good (legal) certified Cerakote applicators in Central Oklahoma?



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:08 PM

If you head north you can check out FTW Coatings in Wichita. They do excellent work.

http://www.ftwcoatings.com


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

Hmmm..............they show pictures of semi-auto slides on their site.

 

Okay, then, any other good (legal) certified Cerakote applicators in Central Oklahoma?

most of the time a slide isn't a firearm, the serialized portion (usually the frame) is considered the firearm.

Also, Powder coat isn't the same as cerakote. Just something to think about.






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