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Top Quality Cerakote Work Done by Experts

If you are looking to customize your firearms you have come to the right place! We are a family-owned and operated cerakote applicator located in Springfield, OR. Our state-of-the-art facilities, strict standards for high quality, and exceptional customer service have allowed us to grow even in this tough economic time. .

Quality is Our Pride

Here at Northwest Arsenal we take extreme pride in handling your firearms and focus on fast turnaround times. We use Cerakote for our firearm coating. We have experienced technicians that can do anything from one color to full custom airbrushing and stenciling. Our techs take pride in doing what they love. Cerakote is the toughest firearm coating available.

Cerakote Prices

These prices are only general estimates. Depending on the complexity of the request the price may be more or less than advertised below. Please contact us for a more accurate quote.

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Cerakote Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the questions we get asked most about cerakote designing. 

No, Cerakote will stick to many different surfaces, including metals, plastics, polymers, and wood. Here at Johnson Customs LLC, we can complete orders of single items from one customer and large quantities of items from a manufacturer.

Yes, we are able to receive firearms from most states in the United States. If you are shipping a firearm check with local and state regulations before shipping. Handguns cannot be shipped via United States Postal Service. All mail carriers must be notified that a firearm is contained in the package for compliance with Federal regulation.

Feel free to call us at 541-726-3864 and we will help you with every step of the process. You can also e-mail us at Jo****************@gm***.com. Please include a picture of the item and what you are looking to have done and a color scheme. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

The process starts with a complete disassembly. Once the firearm/item is disassembled completely, the firearm/item is placed in a degreasing tank. Then the parts original coating is removed and the part is heated for the adhesion process. Once it is at the desired temperature the Cerakote is applied. Firearms/items will then be baked. Temperatures vary depending on material but will not be subject to temperatures higher than 250 degrees Fahrenheit bake cycles. Temperature-sensitive items such as scopes, flashlights, sunglasses, etc. will be coated with C-series Cerakote which is a catalyzed series of Cerakote that air cures. At Johnson Customs LLC we strive to ensure every gun is cared for like it's our own. We pay special attention to maintaining the integrity of the crown on the barrel.

No, we are able to do the complete disassembly ourselves. However, you can save money if you feel comfortable with the disassembly/assembly portion of the process. Check our price sheets for assembled versus disassembled pricing. Firearms/items that we receive disassembled will be shipped back disassembled. If you send us an item disassembled be sure to include a complete list of all parts sent in the shipment.

H-Series Cerakote can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. C-Series Cerakote will withstand temperatures up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit and is great for high-temperature applications such as automotive exhausts.

What is Cerakote ASTM 03359: ADHESION?

Adhesion (ASTM 03359) is a test method to analyze whether a coating has adhered to a substrate. Cerakote® H-146 was applied to a set of steel panels and a crosshatch pattern was made through the coating to the substrate. The pressure-sensitive tape was applied over the crosshatch cut and then the tape was smoothed into pl ace over the area of the incisions. The tape was then removed by pulling it off rapidly back over itself at approximately a 180° angle. The adhesion of the coating to the steel is assessed on an OB to 5B scale (shown). Cerakote® H-14 6 Finished Strong with a 58 adhesion rating, the highest adhesion rating possible.

Test Videos to Showcase Cerakote's Durability

Cerakote vs. Black Nitride. Corrosion Test (ASTM B117)

Cerakote vs. Blueing 15 Month Time Lapse Outdoor Corrosion Test​

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