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Cerakote Elite Series

This is an oven-cure coating that will offer the most extreme corrosion and chemical resistance available. It comes in six earth-tone colors, and uses a type of advanced resin that allows it to be applied in thinner coatings, perfect for internal parts. The corrosion and chemical resistance of this product are unrivaled, even by other Cerakote offerings. Due to the extra strength, a single coating and curing is all that’s required for internal parts. It looks sharp, and leaves the surface slick. This means a lower coefficient of friction that rivals Teflon. It can be used on anything that will survive a trip in the curing oven, even wearables and sporting equipment, or even audio components. If you need a tough, thin finish, then the Elite series is the best of the batch.

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Cerakote H Series

The Cerakote H Series is probably the most common coating available. It isn’t as tough as the Elite series during lab tests, but it will still fight against corrosion and chemicals better than other available coatings, and it’s so popular that you can get the protection you need in almost any color imaginable, even gold. The H series is also a bake-on application, so no melting plastic pieces.

In general, if you are trying to add a little flair, or totally customize your 1911, the H series is perfect for your project. The upshot over most other decorative mediums, of course, is that you are adding on of the toughest layers of protection along with the color. There’s a reason it’s so popular. Fit and finish on internal pieces will require some extra attention, as the 1 mil thickness of the layer is enough to tighten tolerances on moving parts. The H Series works well on everything from dive watches, to fishing gear, to firearms. On parts where it’s possible, multiple layers can be added to handle wear better over time.

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Cerakote High Temp Firearms

When you need the maximum resilience to higher temperatures, a high temp coating is best. While the coating doesn’t give the same corrosion resistance as other series, the high-temp version of the H series is perfect for specific applications, for barrels, muzzle brakes, and suppressors. It’s great for engine components and exhaust pipes as well. There are trade-offs with everything, but even so, you can expect a protective finish on your high-temp components. The best thing about this coating, is that it is an air cure product, which means it can be used on things that you don’t want to toss in a curing oven. Consumer products, stocks, polymer components or anything else that needs to be kept out of the furnace. It might seem odd that the high-temp Cerakote variant would be the one that requires no baking, but that feature makes this the best overall choice for both products subjected to much higher temperatures, and those you wouldn’t dare to heat up for fear of them melting.

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Cerakote Gen II NiR

A special coating designed specifically for military and law enforcement to reduce the IR signature and visual appearance of a weapon, while providing the benefits of strength and abrasion resistance. While not as tough as the Elite series, weapons coated with this series of thin film are better adapted to a lower reflective index, and end up stealthier. While personal weapons don’t qualify, it’s important to note that the variety of Cerakote Series available cover a broad array of uses, and not all Cerakote is the same.

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This is one area that can be incredibly simple or complex, depending on how much digging you want to do into the various testing methods. You can, for instance, look up what an ASTM D3359 rating of 5B means, which Cerakote earns proudly, or you can see that a 180 degree bend over a quarter-inch mandrel didn’t involve the coating coming loose or flaking off. Ball bearing impact tests are also done to apply 160 inch-pounds of impact force without cracking, or any sign that the coating is coming loose at all.

Rust Resistance

Cerekote finishes are tested with a salt solution. This is very much alike one of those glock torture tests you see on you-tube and facebook, but with a very specific and scientific metric applied. There are generally two ways to perform this test. Either the part is hung and put under a constant spray a saltwater, which most coatings will tolerate on the order of thousands of hours, or they are dropped into a vat of the salt solution and left to soak. Let’s face it, you don’t want to drop your custom glock in a salt bath, so these folks have done the testing for you. In this kind of full immersion test, the coating will hold up against rust for hundreds of hours. Try that with a blued slide, the difference in the results is obvious.

Wear Resistance

Wear cycles are applied with a buffing wheel coated with abrasive material. Due to the lower coefficient of friction and the ceramic-polymer makeup of the coating, it’s been determined that Cerakote finishes can hold up well to over 5,000 wear cycles for every mil of thickness. Some series are even stronger. Think about how many bullets it takes on a stock slide before you start to see metal under the stock finish. Nuff said? Moving on.


One scientific test, the ASTM D3363, rates Cerakote coatings with a pencil hardness of 9H. It also rates them at a scratch resistance of 6H. While you wouldn’t want to run a nail across it under extreme force, these are actually some of the best test results you will see, on any coating.

How to Ship Your Firearm

When you schedule your Cerakoting job with us it is important that you follow proper procedures to ensure that we can get your work completed as quickly as possible. To help assist you in that process we've included some useful information on this page.

  1. Ensure that you print out the PDF Order Form at the bottom of this page, fill it out, and include it in the shipment. Sending us a package without the order sheet included will add a significant delay to processing your firearm when we receive it.
  2. Look over your firearm to ensure that it is completely unloaded and properly packaged.
  3. When shipping your firearm you can use the company of your choice and are free to insure the product at any amount you'd like or add signature required on it. Handguns must be shipped overnight, or 2 day guaranteed by UPS or FedEx (not USPS). Avoid putting anything on the box that can identify it's contents as it may make it a target for theft.
  4. When we receive your firearm we will review the package immediately and call you to let you know all items that we've received. We are not responsible for items broken, or lost during transit.
  5. DO NOT ship any ammo.
  6. Be sure to include a copy of your State Identification and please also include a copy of your FFL/CHL/LTC if you have one. 
  7. Make sure that we have a way to contact you when sending us your items.

Obey The Law!

In addition to following the process we've laid out above please make sure that you're following ALL federal and local firearm laws during this process. We are a licensed FFL holder so you are able to ship your firearms directly to us. As stated above please make sure that when shipping at pistol you are using either UPS or FedEx as USPS will not allow you to ship a pistol if you are not licensed.

Make it easy for yourself...

We can send you a pre-paid lable to package up your firearm and ship it through UPS. Contact us for more information.

Pistol Cerakote

Single Color Pistol

Complete Handgun$200

Frame Only$120






Disassembly / Reassembly$45

AR Variant Cerakote

Single Color AR

Complete AR$450+

Upper Receiver$80

Lower Receiver$80


Upper / Lower / Handguard$240

BCG (Micro Slick)$75

Lower Parts Kit$70

Upper Parts Kit$70


AR Variant Cerakote




Butt Stock$45

Buffer Tube$60


Furniture Set$120-250

Muzzle Device$25-45

Gas Block & Tube$40

Disassembly + Reassembly$75


Single Color

Complete Revolver$200



Controls + Pirs$60

Small Parts$50

Disassembly + Reassembly$75

Bolt Gun

Single Color

Complete Bolt Rifle$295

Rifle Stock$110

Barrel & Action$200



Disassembly + Reassembly$75


Single Color

Complete Shotgun$295

Barrel + Action$200

Shotgun Stock + Forend$110

Shotgun Bolt$75

Shotgun Barrel$75

Disassembly + Reassembly$75

Optics / Accessories

Single Color (NO Optics >$600 MSRP)

Scope LG + Masking$300-450

Scope Mount$60

Scope SM + Masking$250-350

Reddot + Masking$200-350

Weapon Light$100


Disassembly + Reassembly$25-100

Tumbler / Cups


Single Color 30oz$45

Single Color 20oz$35

Camo Patterns$50-100

Battle Worn$50+

Custom Logos + Graphics$60+

Yeti (shop supplied 30oz)$30+

RTIC (shop supplied 30oz)$15+


Single + Multi-Color

Fixed Blade <10" 1 Color$50

Fixed Blade <10" Camo$60+

Fixed Blade <10" Battleworn$40+

Folding Knife 1 Color$70+

Folding Knife Camo$80+

Folding Knife Battleworn$80+

Large Knife/Sword 1 Color$150

Large Knife/Sword Camo$200+

Large Knife/Sword Battleworn$70+

Camo Patterns

Pistole / Rifle

Battleworn Finish$50

Tiger Stripe (2 color)$275 / $350

Woodland Camo (3 color)$350 / $450

Multi-Cam$395 / $550

Kryptek (Nomad)$425 / $650

Hex Camo$425 / $650

Digital$500 / $750

Sitca$550 / $800

Optics / Accessories Camo

No Optics Over $600 MSRP

Scope LG + Masking$325-600

Scope Mount$100-200

Scope SM + Masking$300-550

Reddot + Masking$225-550

Weapon Light$125-300


Disassembly + Reassembly$25-100

Automotive Parts + Accessories

Single Color

V8 Long Tube Headers$350 Pair

V8 Short Tube Headers$325 Pair

V8 Cast Exhaust Manifolds$200 Pair

V6 Long Tube Headers$250 Pair

V6 Short Tube Headers$200 Pair

4 Cyl Long Tube Header$200

4 Cyl Short Tube Header$150

4 Cyl Cast Exhaust Manifold$100


Turbo Housing (Hot Side)$150

Turbo 02 Sensor Housing$100

Turbo Elbow$50

Heat Shield$50


Exhaust Tip <12"$50 Each

Exhaust Tip >12"$75 Each

Any Other PartsCall For Quote

Bulk Order Pricing

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Average wait time is 2-4 weeks pending the workload. Therefore, we have implemented rush fees for our customers convenience.

5-10 Units20% Off

11-25 Units25% Off

26+ Units30% Off

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* Days do not include weekends or holidays

2 Day TurnaroundAdd 100%

3-6 Day TurnaroundAdd 50%

7-10 Day TurnaroundAdd 25%

Military & Law Enforcement Discounts on Cerakote

Here at Cerakoters we recognize that none of us would have the freedom that we do without our military and law enforcement individuals. Because of that we have implemented discounts on our services for all members of the military, law enforcement, and first responders. If you fall into that group make sure to say so when initially starting your project so that we can make sure we can hook you up with a discount.

* Credentials will be required upon starting the project to receive the discount.

Gunsmith Pricing

All of our custom gunsmithing services are charged at $95 per hour billed in 30 minute increments. Give us a call today at 281.816.6123 to get a quote on your custom project!


1/2 Hour$50

1 Hour$95

Add Ons

Ultra Sonic Deep Clense$25+

Shrinkwrap Storage$20+


Diagnoses and Repairs

Trigger Jobs

Custom Fabrication

Slide Milling

Tig Welding

Sight Installation

Glass Bedding

Gun Cleaning


Semi Auto Pistol$55

Bolt Action Rifle$65

AR or AK$75

Pump Shotgun$75

Lever Rifle$86

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