Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cerakote?

Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.

How durable is Cerakote?

Information provided by Cerakote:

ASTM D2794) Cerakote has the highest (reasonably measurable) drop test result.  The toughness implied by the drop test defers to the lamination and deformation resistance of a coating.  Cerakote gun coatings achieve the 160 inch-lb maximum meeting or exceeding all other competing products.

(ASTM B117) Cerakote shines in the corrosion resistance testing. It exceeds all relative competitors in gun coatings and gun finishes in the salt spray testing which determines how easily a piece of material is oxidized by “normal” and slightly elevated environmental exposure.

(ASTM D4060) Cerakote has abrasion resistance far superior to ANY other standard gun coatings or gun finishes. The friction testing helps to determine the wear capabilities of the product, and in these tests, Cerakote as a gun coating excels.

How do I send my parts in?

Mailing your items in can be tricky at times, so we recommend insuring your parcels and sending them through certified mail whenever possible. When packaging your components, ensure they are completely disassembled and positioned in a way that will not cause any unnecessary damage during transit. Send only the items that will be coated and include an inventory of all components being shipped. Additionally, use packing materials, bubble wrap, newspaper, etc. to hold items in place. If the items are saturated with oil or grease, take time to ensure that these contaminants are either cleaned thoroughly beforehand, or packaged in a way that possible leaking is contained. If you have any questions as to the safety and legality of a shipment, consult your local post office.

For serialized firearm parts, we offer a copy of our FFL to be used in the transfer. We ask that you include a copy of your FFL paperwork as well. For items not being shipped using an FFL, please include a copy of photo identification.

FNG Precision Coatings, LLC.
614 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA. 93012

Does FNG Precision Coatings provide milling and modification?

At this time, we are not providing any frame or slide modifications for handguns. We do, however, network with a number of reputable companies who perform these jobs and could offer recommendations if necessary.

Why choose Cerakote?

Aside from being the standout in aftermarket gun coatings, Cerakote can be applied to any number of different applications ranging from camping and outdoor equipment to automotive, recreational vehicle, and motorcycle components. The coating goes on smooth leaving a consistent finish that can, in most cases, last the lifetime of the item when cared for properly. Additionally, Cerakote allows end users easy access to many personalized options including aesthetics, heat masking, and protection from the elements.

How can I place an order?

For the sake of convenience, we offer three primary methods for placing an order. We can be reached by phone at (805)-222-0021 Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Additionally, we can be reached via e-mail at Lastly, orders can be made using the online form under the “Contact Us” portion of the website.

What is the current lead time?

Lead time is going to be affected by a number of factors such as order size, complexity, and operational tempo. Our general lead times vary from 4-5 business days on personal orders and 1-2 weeks on larger batch orders. If your project is time sensitive, we suggest contacting us ahead of time at for clarification. We are happy to discuss scheduling and rush orders.

What happens to my parts when they are sent in for coating?

When we receive your disassembled items, they are inspected for safety and accountability reasons. All remarks are annotated and the customer is notified of anything out of the ordinary. The items are then cleaned with the appropriate solvent and media blasted to remove contaminants and previous coatings. Once surface preparation is complete, the items are carefully hung, coated, and cured for a selected period of time at a predetermined temperature. Once cooled, the items are inspected for quality assurance, packaged up, and prepared for pickup and delivery.