Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

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Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby Crazy Matt » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:57 am

I won an auction for either or and I am not sure which one to use, Cerakote or Water Transfer Imaging. The auction was for the Bendell family/Lilly, so the money went to a good cause. I know about Cerakote and what is has to offer, but I don't know about Water Transfer Imaging. I was wondering if any of y'all have seen it, or maybe what the differences are.
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby bighop » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:58 am

Isn't the water transfer going to be just like the factory camo on most guns?
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby Crazy Matt » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:01 am

bighop wrote:Isn't the water transfer going to be just like the factory camo on most guns?



Ya, that's what I don't know. Is water transfer just fancy for "dipping?"
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby aunt betty » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:10 am

Crazy Matt wrote:
bighop wrote:Isn't the water transfer going to be just like the factory camo on most guns?



Ya, that's what I don't know. Is water transfer just fancy for "dipping?"
The internet is your friend matt. Try googling it?
DipKit...lol...Is water transfer imaging.
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby Crazy Matt » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:11 am

Disregard this thread, it's the same as dipping :no: :umm: :umm: :fingerhead: :fingerhead: :fingerhead:
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby Shell Shocked » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:14 am

I bought a used gun that had gone thought the Cerekote process. It looked really good when I first got it. Now after 3 years, it has basically wore off if the receiver. I can't notice there was any coating on the receiver at all. It looks like the original worn coating.
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby Crazy Matt » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:14 am

I still don't know which one is better, but I guess I'll go with cerakote.
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby bighop » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:20 am

There's a guy here that does some pretty crazy stuff with cerakote. It's a thicker coating than the dip, but you can't get the photo-realistic look like a dip.
Here's the first pic of a cerakote design of his I came across
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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby QH's Paw » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:24 am

Water transfer looks less durable to me. If you're rough on you equipment, I can show you a picture of what it will look like after a few years. My Nova is a great example.


Cerakote by a trained tech looks better all around, including the prep work.




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Re: Water Transfer Imaging or Cerakote Coating

Postby shoveler_shooter » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:35 pm

bighop wrote:There's a guy here that does some pretty crazy stuff with cerakote. It's a thicker coating than the dip, but you can't get the photo-realistic look like a dip.

There's also a shop about 10 miles from me that does both, actually have my SX3 20ga there right now, just getting it dipped factory style in a custom pattern. Turnaround time is supposed to be 2 weeks for me and he also does the "crazy" designs on any type of firearm.
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