Our 9 Step Process

Step 1:

Disassembly: All parts to be coated are disassembled as far as is possible to ensure complete coating and protection form the elements.

Step 2:

De-greasing: All parts to be coated are submerged in our unique degreasing agent. This cuts all the oils and powder from the surface and dries without a residue to ensure maximum bond of the coating materials to be applied.

Step 3:

Bead-Blasting: All applicable parts are bead blasted prior to coating to ensure previous coatings can not interfere with the coatings process. Taking parts down to the bare metal allows for tight tolerances to be maintained, not exceeded.  This process gives the part a clean, even profile.

Step 4:

Parkerizing: Parkerizing is a phosphate etching process developed by the military to help oil stick to steel surfaces. This thin layer of oil helps prevent the surfaces from rusting and corroding. Parkerizing also gives more tooth for our coatings to bite into. All steel parts get parkerized in our zinc phosphate tank prior to coating.

Step 5:

Base Coat: All initial coatings are sprayed with an HVLP sprayer. This gives the surfaces a solid even protective coating.

Step 6:

Patterns: All custom patterns are applied via a combination of airbrush, custom stencils and methods that are unique to ourselves. We pride ourselves in delivering unique and innovative designs inspired by the environments the firearms are used in.  Our infusion graphics take customization to a whole new level.

Step 7:

Clear Coat: We offer 3 choices when in comes to the clear coat: Matte, Satin, and Gloss. Matte gives the firearm a flat even finish with no reflective qualities. Satin gives a professional sheen comparable to what most optics manufactures consider a matte finish. Gloss gives a high sheen similar to what is found on Automobiles. The clear coat helps to give an even sheen across the entire firearm, and adds one more layer of protection.  Over 90% of the projects we coat use the Satin sheen.

Step 8:

Lube: Our final step before re-assembly is to cover each part in lubricant.  This helps to protect the coating during the curing process and reassembly.

Step 9:

Re-assembly: Once the coatings have been applied and the lubrication process is complete all firearms are reassembled according to factory specifications.  If the client chooses to reassemble, we wrap all parts to prepare them for shipping or pick up.

Contact Us

For more details:

Email - sales@guncoat.com

Phone - +1.503.650.0502

Website - http://www.guncoat.com

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