Firearm Coating FAQ


According to Cerakote Firearm Coatings, “Cerakote™ is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite 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. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.”
Cerakote is applied very thin, 0.5 to 1 mil. It will not affect the vast majority of
firearms. We take extra care with tight tolerance parts, but they can be coated.
Almost any part of a firearm can be coated with Cerakote, including but not limited to the following:

  • Frames
  • Receivers
  • Slides
  • Barrels
  • Bolts
  • Handguards
  • Magazines
  • Pistol Grips
  • Scopes
  • Cylinders
  • Screws
  • Pins
  • Hammers
  • Triggers
Over 100 colors are available through Cerakote’s standard selection of firearm ceramics.
We prefer not to give telephone estimates. The condition of the item and the choice of a particular ceramic coating will influence the cost. After seeing your item and selecting a coating we will provide you a written estimate. Telephone quotes are subject to change once the items are evaluated at our location.
Absolutely! We specialize in small batch ceramic coating.
We do not perform gunsmithing services in our shop. However, we work with a local gunsmith who will provide these services. Call us with questions.
Yes, we will receive firearms that have been shipped. We prefer that firearms be shipped fully assembled. Our local gunsmith can provide the disassembly services. If firearms are disassembled before shipping, the shipment MUST also include an inventory sheet. CrossLinc Firearm Coatings will not be responsible for lost or missing items if no itemized list is included with your shipment.

Customers are responsible for covering shipping charges. Please refer to the carriers’ policies and procedures (linked below) to determine the appropriate method. If you have questions, please call the carrier to ensure you are following their policies. Their policies change, so check before you ship. Return shipment will be provided through the proper carrier at our discretion.

UPS Guidelines – 1-800-PICK-UPS (1-800-742-5877)

USPS Guidelines – 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)

FedEx Guidelines (Click on Firearms) – 1-800-GoFedEx (1-800-463-3339)