There was something in the air on Valentines Day 2016 at Sons of Liberty Gun Works. Was it love? Was it the sweet smell of chocolates? No, not quite, it was the acidic nose tingling smell of Non Chlorinated Johnsens Brake Cleaner. Cerakote had come to Sons of Liberty to certify 6 of our armorers, the largest certified cerakote staff in South Texas.
We learned from Cerakote Master Ryan, about pencil hardness tests, cure times, and spray patterns. To our primary applicator Mikey, much of it was old hat, but even he picked up plenty of new tricks. To others such as myself who was just learning, the amount of knowledge gained was incredible. We not only learned why Cerakote is the best firearms coating in the known universe but we learned how to apply it perfectly.
However, the most important thing we learned was never ever to take pictures of our cerakote work on a pallet because, well, Ryan hates that. Too bad for Ryan being behind a lumber yard we have an unlimited supply of pallets. So we told him we weren't letting him leave till we took a picture of him on a pallet, just the way we like it.