Cerakote and NFA Engravings Question

Cerakote and NFA Engravings Question

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    Cerakote and NFA Engravings Question

    I have a lower receiver on order from PSA which I plan to convert to an SBR, I am planning on having the lower cerakoted as well. Would it be better for me to have the lower cerakoted before I have it sent off to get the NFA engravings needed to convert it to an SBR?

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    Contact Lou Biondi at Business End Customs for advice. He's a master at cerakoting firearms of all types.

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    Get the engraving done first.
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    I always finish and then engrave. It gives it a nice clean look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I always finish and then engrave. It gives it a nice clean look.
    Why? Does the spray fill in the engraving?
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Why? Does the spray fill in the engraving?
    I am curious as to why as well.

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    Why? Does the spray fill in the engraving?
    A couple of reasons really.

    One, it provides a nice contrast. You want people to see your name or trademark and the edges will be sharp if you have used decent paint or whatever finish it is.

    Two, if you engrave and then finish, the finish fills in some of the detail and it doesnt looks as sharp.

    You can see this in AR lowers. Engraving that is filled in with finish usally dosent look as good as engraving done after the finish. There will be inconsistencies in the letters or numbers.
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    Yes unless the cerakote would fill in the engraving i would want it to be engraved first so the lettering wouldn't be silver...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    A couple of reasons really.

    One, it provides a nice contrast. You want people to see your name or trademark and the edges will be sharp if you have used decent paint or whatever finish it is.

    Two, if you engrave and then finish, the finish fills in some of the detail and it doesnt looks as sharp.

    You can see this in AR lowers. Engraving that is filled in with finish usally dosent look as good as engraving done after the finish. There will be inconsistencies in the letters or numbers.
    Should I be worried about the bare metal from the engraving not having a coating on it or am I just being nit picky?

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    If the Cerakote is applied correctly the engraving will not even be close to getting filled in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsbbigdog View Post
    If the Cerakote is applied correctly the engraving will not even be close to getting filled in.
    C'mon, Lou, show us some of your work.
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    Another vote for engraving first and then the application of Cerakote. I have a Browning Maxus (blued barrel) that developed surface rust after a year of waterfowl hunting. I decided to have it coated with Cerakote. All of the text and markings are still very easily visible. Better still, the Cerakote still looks new after 2 years in the field.
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