O’Shea’s Aqua Dipp

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Cerakote Firearm Coating 


NIC Industries, Cerakote™ advanced ceramic firearms coatings, are the finest on the market today and outperform all other coatings in virtually every performance metric. These coatings have been extensively tested by manufacturers, independent labs and the U.S. Military. Cerakote™ is used by OEM’s such as SIG Sauer, FN, Colt, Smith and Wesson, Nighthawk Custom, Thompson Center, Nosler, Benchmade, Emerson and a growing list of others.

Cerakote™ ceramic coatings can be used to coat a wide range of substrates including all metals, including titanium, aluminum, magnesium, etc, as well as most plastics and polymers used in firearms frames, stocks and high-quality accessories. Special coatings are available for tight tolerance, high-wear, internal parts, such as bolts, bolt carriers, barrels, bushings, etc and for high-temp applications up to 1700°, such as suppressors and machinegun barrels. Contact us for specific application requirements and coating solutions.

Cerakote H-Series:
H-Series is the most durable of the standard Cerakote family of coatings and provides the best performance in hardness, wear and scratch resistance, adhesion and rust resistance. It can withstand heat up to 500f – 600f degrees and comes in the widest range of colors. Therefore, we use the H-Series wherever possible. However, it’s a two-part heat cure finish and therefore cannot be applied to optics and other items or substrates which cannot, or should not be cured at the required temperatures.

Cerakote™ C-Series:
For high-temp applications up to 1700°, such as suppressors and machinegun barrels, Cerakote™ C-Series has no equal. It's available in a wide range of colors to match the overall finish requirement of the firearm or weapons system. We also use C-Series to coat scopes and other optics, as well as fiberglass and items and substrates which cannot be baked. It is not as durable as the H-Series and is less scratch and wear resistant. The primary application is optics, electronics and fiberglass stocks which cannot be hear cured.

Cerakote DFAC™
(Dry Film Anti-Carbon) Is a dry film ceramic coating with special properties and attributes specially suited to tight tolerance applications and high-wear internal parts, such as bolts, bolt carriers, barrels and 1911 barrel bushings, etc… Cerakote DFAC™ penetrates the metal substrate and therefore adds minimal (.25 to .50 mil) thickness. DFAC™ came out of NIC's industry leading Micro Dyne automotive and turbine coatings division where it has been used successfully for many years to coat automotive pistons, cylinder walls and turbine blades, etc. Cerakote DFAC™ provides outstanding anti-friction and wear-reduction properties and good rust prevention properties. In addition when applied to certain internal firearms parts, helps to reduce carbon fouling by resisting carbon adhesion, which promotes reduced maintenance, easier cleaning and improved operational reliability. DFAC™ imparts a medium grey to dark grey/black color to most steel substrates. Its primary purpose is one of functionality rather than aesthetics as the parts will “burnish” over time changing the original coated appearance of the parts while maintaining the anti-friction and anti-carbon attributes of the coating.

Why use Cerakote?

Chemical Resistance
Abrasion Resistance

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Fireams Coating- Pricing
One Color $180
Two Color $215
Frame Only (Stripped) $80
Slide Only (Stripped) $75
Micro Slick Barrels $50
Magazines $25
AR-15/M4 or AK PRICE:
One Color $225
Two Color $255
20/30 round Mags (Single Color) $35
AR Upper and Lower Only (Stripped) $120
AR Upper Or Lower (Srtipped) $60
Micro Slick AR Bolt Carrier Group and Spring $50
Forearm Non-Rail (Single Color) $50
Forearm Picatinny Rail (Single Color) $75
Disassembly/reassembly $50
Bolt Action Rifles (Remington 700 and Similar) and Shotguns PRICE:
Complete Rifle (One Color) $185
Complete Rifle (Two Color) $215
 Rifle-Shotgun Barrel Only Single Color $100
 Complete Rifle - Each Additional Color $35
 Rifle - Shotgun Stocks (One Color) $90
With Adjustable Tactical Stocks - surcharge $50
Disassembly/reassembly $40
Micro Slick Bolt (Stripped) $40
50 BMG Bolt Action Rifles (One Color) $325
Barrett 50 BMG Semi-Auto and Similar Call
Specialty Tactical and Hunting Rifles Call
Accessories PRICE:
Scopes - One Color C-Series $75
Rings and Mounts ( One Color) $35
Bipods (One Color) $45
Suppressors $45

For more information, send us a request on ourContact Us page, or call
Chet (406) 459-8773
Call for a free no obligation quote!

*NOTE: Prices are subject to change without prior written notice. Not all firearms are the same and sometimes special circumstances may apply. O'Shea's Aqua Dipp will notify the owner of special requirements upon receipt and inspection of the firearm and provide a revised quote before services are performed.