Cerakote Services

Why Cerakote™?

Cerakote is the world's leading thin film ceramic coating. Over the last decade it has become the protective and decorative coating of choice for firearms, knives, sunglasses and consumer electronics. Over the last few years Cerakote has become increasingly popular within the automotive, motorsports and fitness communities. Whether you are looking to improve the appearance and uniqueness of something new or looking to restore something old back to its former glory; Cerakote is a coating you will certainly want to consider! 

ETCHUS is the Industry Leading Applicator of Cerakote thin film ceramic coatings. Cerakote is the best choice for coating firearms, knives, fitness equipment, automotive parts, motorsport parts and more. It comes in a variety of and colors and applications. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from each one:

Cerakote Elite Series - This is the most extreme performance thin film coating. After being applied the Elite Series get oven cured. The abrasion, corrosion and chemical resistance. This coating comes in currently comes in 9 different colors. It is commonly used on firearms, knives, eye wear, consumer electronics, wearables and industrial valves. It has a coefficient of friction rivaling Teflon! 

Cerakote H Series - The H Series comes in over 100 different colors and is the most durable of the group. It provides the best performance in corrosion protection, chemical protection, hardness, adhesion, wear resistance and durability. After being applied to your item the H Series coating is oven cured. Once coated the H-Series coating with withstand heat up to 500°F - 600°F degrees.  The nice thing about H Series is that it will work on metals and most polymers that can be placed in the oven. We like to recommend this coating for applications that can take some heat but are not super high heat. 

Cerakote High Temp 800°- For high-temp applications up to 800°F. The High Temp 800°F is 100% UV Stable and will not fade. It comes in over 40 different colors and after being applied the High Temp Series coating is left to AIR CURE. This is a great solution for items that cannot be oven cured and as a result it has been a very popular coating for machine gun barrels, suppressors, automotive & motorsport parts, architectural aluminum, lighting fixtures, scopes/optics, and more. It still maintains an extremely high chemical resistance and looks awesome while its getting the job done! 

Cerakote High Temp 1800° - Is available in both air cure and oven cure application. For high-temp applications up to 1800°F, such as automotive exhaust systems, headers, turbos, exhaust manifolds; Cerakote High Temp 1800°F is in a league of its own. It is the best performing ultra-high temperature coating available on the market today. Better yet; it is able to withstand thermal shock without degrading or losing color. It has an extremely high chemical resistance and is 100% UV stable. This means it won't fade!
While the 4 options listed above are the most popular; Cerakote also has some incredible Performance Clear Coats and a Gen II NiR coating (available to military and law enforcement clients only). Cerakote recently introduced a new DIY Ceramic Automotive Trim Coating that reminds us of Back 2 Black but lasts quite a bit longer (like 200 carwashes longer). If you are interested in getting your production parts, valuable or project protected with Cerakote, give us a call or stop by the shop; we can help steer you in the right direction to get the best results for your application. 

Quality Results

Much like our powder coating operation we understand the the devil is in the details and that the preparation must be absolutely perfect to get the results we all want to see. When we prepare items for Cerakote, they go through an extensive white glove degreasing, etching and baking process to ensure are absolutely no oils anywhere on the item being coated. When you are ready, we would love to talk to you about your project and see how we can help bring your vision to reality.