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Page Hometown » Ohio
Posted: 5/7/2013 7:07:52 PM EST
anyone in SW ohio that does (good) cerakoting? I wouldnt even mind driving to columbus if there was a good shop there. Im looking to get an upper, lower, and rail done and i would prefer face to face with an actual shop.
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 2:14:21 AM EST
You could try Boom Boom Tactical in Columbus. I haven't had any cerakote done their, but he does do it, and his attention to detail on other work he has done for me was top notch.
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 7:08:52 AM EST
Firepowerarms LLC in Mason does Duracoat. I had a lower, upper, and HG done and it was awesome. They do really great work.
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 10:16:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By TeeRex:
You could try Boom Boom Tactical in Columbus. I haven't had any cerakote done their, but he does do it, and his attention to detail on other work he has done for me was top notch.

Just sent them an email, thanks

Originally Posted By AKIOTY10:
Firepowerarms LLC in Mason does Duracoat. I had a lower, upper, and HG done and it was awesome. They do really great work.

Thats actually the lgs i go to the most but i definitely want cerakote over durakote
Link Posted: 5/9/2013 6:24:13 AM EST
Not exactly "south west" Ohio, but Aesthetic Finishers in Piqua is a certified firearms cerakoter and an Arfcom industry partner:

http://www.afipowder.com/

http://www.ar15.com/forums/f_2/561__Aesthetic_Finishers_Incorporated.html (not much going on in their industry forum).

Link Posted: 5/10/2013 11:28:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2013 12:22:02 PM EST
Looks like I'll probably be going with aesthetic, thanks for the tip buckeye. Their price is about the same as others and it'll be a 2 hour drive but since I dont have to ship anything, it's kind of a wash. Plus I get to look at the finished product right away.
Link Posted: 5/10/2013 12:44:42 PM EST
Sweet, I'm over in Dayton once a week! Do you guys do disassembly and reassembly for ARs?
Link Posted: 5/10/2013 1:36:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Buckeye67:
Not exactly "south west" Ohio, but Aesthetic Finishers in Piqua is a certified firearms cerakoter and an Arfcom industry partner:

http://www.afipowder.com/

http://www.ar15.com/forums/f_2/561__Aesthetic_Finishers_Incorporated.html (not much going on in their industry forum).



Wow. I lived in Piqua for a long time and had no idea we had an Industry Partner there
Link Posted: 5/10/2013 4:10:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Riddle:
Looks like I'll probably be going with aesthetic, thanks for the tip buckeye. Their price is about the same as others and it'll be a 2 hour drive but since I dont have to ship anything, it's kind of a wash. Plus I get to look at the finished product right away.

No worries, as soon as Centurion gets their modular rail on the market, I'll be making the drive up that way myself to have an upper, lower & the rail done in sweet, sweet Patriot Brown... or maybe Tactical Grey... or...
Link Posted: 5/11/2013 1:43:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By Buckeye67:

Originally Posted By Riddle:
Looks like I'll probably be going with aesthetic, thanks for the tip buckeye. Their price is about the same as others and it'll be a 2 hour drive but since I dont have to ship anything, it's kind of a wash. Plus I get to look at the finished product right away.

No worries, as soon as Centurion gets their modular rail on the market, I'll be making the drive up that way myself to have an upper, lower & the rail done in sweet, sweet Patriot Brown... or maybe Tactical Grey... or...


This is relevant to my interests.

+1 on the tip!
Link Posted: 5/13/2013 2:44:42 PM EST
They be a little bit up the road from me here.. I usually only go as far north as I-75 on 25A from Troy.. they just a little farther up the road. Use Exit 78 off I-75,, from either exit direction, you turn left and head north a weeee bit.

Have been by there, you cant miss the place, sit back off the road on west side of road. Used to see ads on one of the cable channel during the Saturday car shows for AFI.
Link Posted: 5/13/2013 6:48:07 PM EST
Just cerakote it yourself. Its way cheaper and its super easy.
1. degrease then media blast your parts
2. degrease and dry
3. Glove up mask and hang
4. Spray em
5. Bake them

I did my latest build in one afternoon with great results and I live in an apartment with a crappy garage space.
Link Posted: 5/13/2013 9:50:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By jagleaso:
Just cerakote it yourself. Its way cheaper and its super easy.
1. degrease then media blast your parts
2. degrease and dry
3. Glove up mask and hang
4. Spray em
5. Bake them

I did my latest build in one afternoon with great results and I live in an apartment with a crappy garage space.

What is involved in media blasting your parts? I have never done anything like that and don't know the first thing about prepping the parts or the required equipment. I imagine that you would need an air compressor with some kind of special attachment and some sort of box to contain it all once you get going.
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