Most Custom Coating projects start with a complete gun, but we can also just take parts. Some people like to shop for their own components, especially when building an AR pattern rifle. If so, we will check our inventory for the desired parts to make sure we have everything. Once everything is in order, we start work on your project.
COATING CAPABILITIES & LIMITATIONS
With few exceptions, we at D3 Research are able to coat almost every part of your gun. Common items we coat include:
- Stainless Tumblers
- All metal parts and components
- Polymer pistol frames from most major manufacturers
- Magpul hard-plastic products
- Wood stocks
- Some optics depending on the make/model
While we are able to coat most aspects of your gun, the following materials DO NOT take to the coating process:
Rubber or Overmolded Parts
Rubber surfaces may not survive abrasive blasting, or may get impregnated with media. They also tend to form gas blisters during the oven-cure.
Electronics like flashlights and lasers may not take the heat during cure and it can be difficult to keep media from leaking inside. The body can only be coated if it can be disassembled.
Even small amounts of silicone will cause “fish eyes” in the finish. Be mindful of “gun socks” that use silicone as a corrosion inhibitor and cheap imported accessories that use silicone oil.