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High-Temperature Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating is another excellent option for coating products and parts. Papke's Customs offers it mostly for firearm coating, though there are many other options available. Count on us to deliver flawless results for all your parts.

About Ceramic Coating

High-temperature ceramic coating was designed to protect metal components against high temperatures and heat oxidation. It also provides thermal insulation while maintaining excellent adhesion over many heating cycles. As higher temperatures are reached, the ceramic compounds flux and become harder and even more resistant to abrasions. This allows for superior protection against corrosive environments and thermal shock. These coatings show excellent performance with temperatures from 1200 to 2000 degrees, with little or no change in color. They come in non-polished matte and satin finishes.

Firearm Coating

Firearm coating has become popular as it enhances a number of physical and performance qualities, including abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and chemical resistance. Additionally, it improves impact strength and hardness. High-quality Cerakote™ coatings have the added benefits of filling in microscopic low spots in substrate, which can noticeably improve the feel of the gun.

Aesthetic improvements are easy, and restore your gun to like-new condition. Combined with our hydrographic service, you can truly create a one-of-a-kind gun. They also resolve the need to regularly wipe the gun to prevent corrosion by lessening or removing exposure to corrosives. Finally, coating improves durability and removes abrasions, scuffs, and other scars of use. Thanks to the high durability of the coating, it will also work to ensure those problems never happen again.

Firearm Refinishing

Cerakote H-Series Baked Ceramic Finishes allow for full firearm refinishing, which includes free refinishing of one magazine. Our colors are vibrant and the coating will ensure longer life of your weapon, including firearms, knives, and parts. If you are looking to match a variety of weapons or parts, please let us know, and be advised that we cannot guarantee completely accurate matches between bottles and batches of Cerakote. The material, temperature, and hardener ratio all affect the color of the final coat.


The prices below are meant as a guide, and each firearm or part will require a quote because each is different. In general you can expect prices in the range of:

• Pistol Slide or Frame - 1 Color: $70
• Pistol Slide or Frame in Camo or Pattern - 2 Colors: $100
• Pistol Slide or Frame in Camo or Pattern - 3 Colors: $140
• Pistol Magazine Base Plates: $10
• Pistol Barrels: $35-$45
• AR, Shotgun, Rifle Barrels & Other Parts Vary

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All of our prices include disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly, unless you ship us a firearm in pieces to be assembled. In such cases there will be an additional fee due to the need to treat it as a newly built gun and verify fit, function, and safety to a greater degree. For coating of 4 or more colors, please contact us for a quote.