Last year we changed completed our change to Cerakote for all our firearms finishing work. In May 2012 our head gunsmith Mark Dunford went to the NIC industries European headquarter in Germany to learn about the applications of Cerakote and become a fully trained and factory licensed applicator as there were none in the UK.
We chose Cerakote because under tests Cerakote wins out against its competitors including Duracoat and GunKote in all areas including
Abrasion, Durability, Chemical Resistance, Corrosion, Hardness, Adhesion, Flexibility.
Test results can be viewed here http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/testing/
Since June we have been applying Cerakote to many different items not just firearms. So far we have coated everything from boat parts to custom jewellery to parts for use in the nuclear industry, to R.O.Vís for ocean research. At the end of last year the UK MOD also began to order the fore end rails for SA80 coated in Cerakote flat dark earth. We have also completed a number of projects for various UK police forces
We have a purpose built application facility at our Norfolk base and I have attached some pictures of the kind of jobs we have been asked to do on various firearms. We can coat nearly any surface with Cerakote designed for that purpose including oven cure and air cure for use on soft plastics, optics and electronic equipment.
We have most commonly asked for colours in stock. We also do black
Currently we are the only factory tained certified applicators in the UK and are the NIC industries distributor for the UK.