Acceptable Quality Standards and Service Information - CERAKOTE®


  1. The coating may exhibit minor specks inherent in all available colors.

  2. Internal surfaces may display a slightly coarser texture compared to external surfaces, or slightly undercoated.

  3. Specific colors of CERAKOTE® may require a thicker application, up to 3 mils (0.7 mm). When two adjacent surfaces feature this increased thickness, it may pose assembly challenges or result in "rub marks." Generally, most available colors can be applied with a thickness of ≤1 mil. It is essential to be aware that without the inclusion of added tolerance in the design of your parts, CERAKOTE® may potentially interfere. We recommend consulting with your applicator to identify colors that may present issues.

  4. The presence of hook marks may be contingent on the fixturing method employed for the parts.

  5. Please note that we do not assume responsibility for any transit-related issues, such as lost, stolen, or damaged items. If you have concerns about the transportation of your item, we recommend requesting insurance to be added to your order.



CERAKOTE® is a type of ceramic-based finish or coating used to protect and enhance the appearance of various objects, primarily firearms and other metal items. It is known for its durability, corrosion resistance, and ability to add color and customization to items.

  1. Composition: Cerakote is a proprietary ceramic coating developed by NIC Industries. It consists of a polymer-ceramic composite that is applied as a liquid and then cured to form a hard, thin, and protective layer on the surface of the object. It's available in a wide range of colors, allowing for customization and aesthetics.

  2. Durability: Cerakote is highly durable and resistant to wear and corrosion. It provides protection against scratches, impacts, chemicals, and environmental elements, making it ideal for applications where the object will be exposed to harsh conditions.

  3. Heat Resistance: Cerakote can withstand high temperatures, which is important for firearms that generate significant heat during use. This property helps prevent the finish from burning off or deteriorating over time.

  4. Color Options: Cerakote is available in a vast array of colors, and it can be applied in various patterns and designs, allowing for personalization and customization of items. This makes it popular among firearm enthusiasts and other industries where aesthetics matter.

  5. Thickness: Cerakote is typically applied as a thin layer, which means it doesn't significantly alter the dimensions or tolerances of the coated object. This is important for items like firearms, where precision is critical.

  6. Application Process: Applying Cerakote involves a multi-step process that includes surface preparation, such as cleaning and abrasive blasting, followed by the application of the Cerakote finish. The object is then cured in an oven to bond the ceramic coating to the surface.

  7. Uses: While Cerakote is most commonly associated with firearms, it can also be used on a variety of other objects, including knives, tools, sporting equipment, automotive parts, and even consumer electronics.

  8. Advantages: Some of the main advantages of Cerakote include enhanced protection, increased longevity, improved appearance, and the ability to withstand extreme conditions. It can extend the life of objects and maintain their aesthetic appeal.