Firearms LLC can help you with your coating project. From single
color protective coatings to custom projects with patterns and
camouflage, we can do it for you.
We use several
different industry specific coatings including Norrell's Moly
Resin, Duracoat by LCW, and Cerakote by NIC Industries. Each of
our coatings has specific advantages. We also offer parkerizing
as either a primer or a finish coating. We will discuss your
options with you to help choose the correct coating for your
process for each job is somewhat custom tailored depending on
starting material and desired end result, our overall process is
- The firearm must be disassembled as far as it can be for a
proper coating to be done.
- We soak and scrub the parts in a degreasing solution that we
have come up with and found to be very effective while not being
corrosive at all to the metals and plastics found in most
Cleaning - If needed we will clean the parts in a non corrosive
solution in a heated ultrasonic cleaning bath.
- Once we insure the items are free of grease and solvents we media
blast using aluminum oxide. This removes any old finish and gives us
a good surface for the new coating to stick to. It can also help
remove some small and minor imperfections in the metal.
This step does a couple things. First of all it helps leach out any
residue/grease/oil that has remained. Secondly it helps warm the
metal to aid in the parkerizing process or provide the proper
preheat temperature for the desired coating.
- If desired we parkerize with a manganese phosphate parkerizing
solution. Parkerizing can help etch steel giving it an absorbing
property which can greatly help adhesion of the coating to be used.
Parkerizing can also be used as a final finish that will hold
protective oil in the metal.
Coating - At
this point we apply the coating/color of choice. Methods vary from
HVLP to air brush and can take several steps depending on patterns.
Heat Cure -
For coatings such as Moly Resin or Cerakote that require heat to
cure. Items are cured in our custom oven designed specifically for
firearms coatings. It is nearly air tight and thermally regulated
with advanced digital controls.
The final step once
the coating is cured is to inspect and insure proper coverage and
surface. If any imperfections are found they are fixed in the proper
manner. If everything looks good we reassemble and ship the items
Pricing can vary
depending on several factors such as condition of firearm, product
desired, color or pattern, and type of firearm. We quote each job
individually the best we can and finalize once the firearm is in our
possession so we can evaluate. Below is a basic guide of our
standard coating fees. Disassembly and reassembly are an additional
fee to all the prices listed below.
Handgun Slide - $60
Handgun Frame - $70
Complete Handgun - $150
AR15 Upper or Lower - $60 each or $100/matched set
Rifle Barrels - $75
Rifle Stocks - $80
Barreled Rifle Receivers - $140
Rifle Bolt (Remington 700) - $50
Shotgun - $150
10/22 upper receiver - $50 (Trigger guard +$20)
vary greatly so please contact us for an estimate.
Disassembly/reassembly is available upon request but unless
specifically requested it is assumed firearms will be disassembled
by the customer. Prices do not include shipping unless specifically
stated. Please contact us for an accurate estimate.
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