To Dip or Kote...that is the question

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by Born to Hunt, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Born to Hunt

    Born to Hunt 8 pointer

    Oct 20, 2005
    Edmonton, KY
    Anyone have experience with what happens to cerakote when you fight a steel pit blind with a gun coated with the stuff? My old SBE 2 has to have some help. The factory finish has been beaten nearly off and I'm tired of looking at it and tired of having to grease the thing down every time there's a heavy fog. I don't mind having it cerakoted, but if it is no more durable, I may as well go the cheap route and have her dipped in some natty gear or some such- whatever is cool these days and I'm not in the know so y'all will have to tell me which camo pattern is in now. o_O I know I know- I shouldn't worry about camo pattern when I'm surely going to cover that ugly stuff with cool barrel stickers and Mojo stickers etc, but what can I say? For once in my life, I'd like to be cool for fifteen minutes! Water swattin' requires a hip looking duck weapon!
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Cerakote is worth it for a duck gun. Good shit
  3. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

    Sep 26, 2007
    Butler Co.
    Cerakota the metal with optifade timber on the stock and forearm. Those are some sharp looking guns!
  4. Big Snuff

    Big Snuff 6 pointer

    Nov 25, 2018
    North central ky
    What's it cost now days to dip a gun? Also what is the cost to cerakote one as well?

    Do you have to remove the barrel stickers or will they do that for you? I am pretty sure some of mine have been on there for 15 plus years. I would really like to keep the "if it flies, it dies" sticker. That one has some sentimental value.
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    cerakote last longer
  6. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger 10 pointer

    Nov 3, 2015
    In a Concrete Submarine
  7. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

    Jan 18, 2009
    ohio county ky
    Mine is getting cerakote over the summer.
    Meatstick likes this.
  8. Grago

    Grago 8 pointer

    Dec 13, 2016
    I have had both, cerakote all the way
  9. Big Snuff

    Big Snuff 6 pointer

    Nov 25, 2018
    North central ky
    So all you people have your guns coated but nobody knows how much they paid to have it done??

    You all must be the "rich guys from D.U." that are hunting the Buffalo farm.
    Rod S. likes this.
  10. javman

    javman Fawn

    Nov 6, 2006
    Them birds don't stand a chance! 02e412f574a8677964dc53a52ab9c420.jpg
    Big Snuff likes this.
  11. Rod S.

    Rod S. 8 pointer

    Oct 20, 2004
    Pewee Valley, Ky.
    Have a Benelli dipped by 2nd skin camo 12 years ago for $250.00 Been abused somewhat, leaning in a steel pit, laying on sandy ground, all those years & still in great shape.
  12. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Evicted from Aintry'

    My only dipped gun came factory like that. After 21 seasons a lot of the dip is gone on the high spots. It also has Alumahyde on the top half of the receiver. It has held up quite well for about two seasons.

    You can get cans or kits for Alumahyde, Cerakote etc and I assume for the dips. Oven Cerakote kit is about $45. Alumahyde is about $13 per can.
    Big Snuff likes this.

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