Your Guns, Only Better

Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 476-4300

What is Cerakote?
Say it “Sarah Coat” – Cerakote is a line of coatings developed specifically for firearms applications by NIC Industries of White City, Oregon. Cerakote is an industry standard finish offered by manufacturers including Colt, SIG Sauer, Glock, and Smith & Wesson among others.
It is applied with an HVLP spray gun and/or a gravity fed airbrush. All parts are degreased with acetone and blasted with aluminum oxide prior to coating. Once cured, Cerakote permanently prevents corrosion and is safe for use with any commercially available firearms cleaning solvents or lubricants.
Cerakote will not bubble, flake, or peel. Cerakote can be applied to any metal and most modern polymers.  Cerakote is available in a wide variety of colors. 
Do I Need to Disassemble My Gun?

Yes and no.  Yes, all firearms need to be completely detail stripped prior to coating.  This means all internal and external parts removed from frames, receivers, and slides as well as sights and extractors removed from pistol slides.

You can do this yourself if you prefer. Or, we can disassemble and reassemble your firearms for you.   Armorer’s fees vary, please see price list or contact us about pricing. 

What colors do you have?

That depends. We generally keep about 12-15 of the most popular colors in stock – this means black, greens, tans, browns, grays, silvers, and the random red, white, blue, etc. We probably have something close to what you’re looking for.

If not, please contact us about special order colors.  Ask us about pearl and colorshift clear coat colors, perfect for race guns or just something with a little more flash. 

Can I Ship My Gun to You From Another State?

I live in another state, can I ship my gun to you? Do I have to use an FFL to ship a gun?

Yes, you can ship your guns to us. No, you do not need to use an FFL to ship to us.  ATF regs allow a non-licensed individual to ship a firearm to an FFL gunsmith for repair or modification and for the FFL to ship the firearm directly back to the individual. There is no transfer of ownership, thus no requirement for an FFL on your end. Long guns can be shipped via FedEx, UPS, or United States Postal Service.  Handguns must be shipped via common carrier (not USPS).  

*Please do not ship anything to us without contacting us first.  Coastal Cerakote is not responsible for items lost in transit.*
Shipping Address:
Coastal Cerakote
1068 May River Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910
How Much Does It Cost?

That depends.  For a current price list or a specific quote on your project, please contact us about pricing. Don’t forget to ask about our discounts for military and first responders. 

What Else Do You Do?

Quite a lot actually.

  • We also offer pistol slide milling for RMR (optic) installation.
  • We can apply high temp coatings for automotive and marine applications.
  • And we have a full-service gunsmith on site for repairs, upgrades, appraisals, and transfers.