There are many frequently asked questions for a coatings business such as FNG Precision, some are included here, but if there is something you want to ask that isn’t listed below, please contact us and ask!
What is a thin-film ceramic coating?
Thin film Ceramic Coatings is a generic name for modern protective coatings made from micro and nano scale ceramic particles that are mixed with a polymer binder. When the ceramic protective coating is appropriately selected based on the substrate and intended use, a dramatic increase in useful life of the component can be achieved due to improved abrasion, corrosion, oxidation, chemical and UV resistance.
FNG Precision utilizes Ceramic coating products from several high quality manufacturers such as Cerakote, Techline, Saint Gobain and others, to allow us to provide you with the best coating product for your specific need.
What is Ceracote?
Cerakote is a top quality Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation of Cerakote ceramic coatings enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion and oxidation resistance, chemical resistance, UV resistance. Cerakote also features high impact strength, hardness, thermal barrier properties and more. It is a very versatile coating available in hundreds or colors to improve aesthetics as well as enhance protection against environmental damage.
How durable is Cerakote?
- ASTM D2794) Cerakote has the highest (reasonably measurable) drop test result. The toughness implied by the drop test defers to the lamination and deformation resistance of a coating. Cerakote gun coatings achieve the 160 inch-lb maximum meeting or exceeding all other competing products.
- (ASTM B117) Cerakote shines in the corrosion resistance testing. It exceeds all relative competitors in gun coatings and gun finishes in the salt spray testing which determines how easily a piece of material is oxidized by “normal” and slightly elevated environmental exposure.
- (ASTM D4060) Cerakote has abrasion resistance far superior to ANY other standard gun coatings or gun finishes. The friction testing helps to determine the wear capabilities of the product, and in these tests, Cerakote as a gun coating excels.
How do I mail my gun to you?
If you are shipping your items via USPS or other carrier, it is recommended that you insure your parcel(s) and sending them through certified mail whenever possible.
If you are an individual shipping your firearm to FNG Precision, you are not required to obtain a Firearms Shipment Approval (FSA) number from CA DOJ. However, please print a copy of our FFL and include it in the shipment, along with a copy of your drivers license or other photo identification.
If you are an FFL, you must obtain a Firearms Shipment Approval (FSA) number from CA DOJ. To obtain FSA numbers, you must enroll in the California Firearms Licensee Check (CFLC) program. (Pen. Code, §§ 27555, 28450, and 28470.) The CFLC form must accompany the firearm in the shipment (for additional information, follow this link to CA DOJ website). To enroll in the CFLC Program, go to the CFLC Log In Home Page or visit the CFLC information page on the Bureau of Firearms (BOF) website for additional information.
- We prefer that you only ship the items that will be coated, AND include an inventory list of all components being shipped.
- We accept complete firearms, however, these will incur a gun-smithing fee for disassembly / reassembly.
- When packaging your disassembled components, make sure they are completely protected by bubble-wrap or similar wrapping, AND positioned in a way that will not cause any unnecessary damage during transit. Additionally, use packing materials, bubble wrap, newspaper, etc. to hold items firmly in place within the box. Unfortunately, we see damaged items from poor wrapping and mishandling by the carriers too often.
- If the items are saturated with oil or grease, take time to ensure that these contaminants are either cleaned thoroughly beforehand, or packaged in a way that possible leaking is contained.
- For serialized firearm parts, we offer a copy of our FFL to be used in the transfer. We ask that you include a copy of your FFL paperwork as well. For items not being shipped using an FFL, please
If you have any questions as to the safety and legality of a shipment, consult your local post office or other common carrier.
Ship to address is:
FNG Precision Coatings, LLC.
614 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA. 93012
Do you perform any milling or modifications to my gun?
At this time, we are not performing any frame or slide modifications for handguns. We do, however, network with a number of reputable companies who perform these jobs and can facilitate the work or offer recommendations.
Why chose Cerakote?
Another frequently asked question: aside from being the standout in aftermarket gun coatings, Cerakote can be applied to any number of different applications ranging from camping and outdoor equipment to automotive, recreational vehicle, and motorcycle components. The coating goes on smooth leaving a consistent finish that can, in most cases, last the lifetime of the item when cared for properly. Additionally, Cerakote allows end users easy access to many personalized options including aesthetics, heat masking, and protection from the elements.
How do I buy your coating services?
For your convenience, we offer three primary methods of placing an order. We can be reached by phone at (805)-222-0021 Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Additionally, we can be reached via e-mail at info@FNGprecision.com, or through the “Contact Us” portion of this website. If you are located in or near Ventura County, California, you can also stop by during business hours, at 614 Calle Plano, Camarillo, CA 93012
What is your leadtime?
Lead time is going to be affected by a number of factors such as order size, complexity, and seasonality / time-of-year. In general, lead times range from 7-14 business days. If your project is time sensitive, we suggest contacting us prior to delivery of parts. We also offer expedited services at an additional cost. Give us a call, we’re happy to discuss scheduling completion of your parts.
What happens to my parts when they are sent in for coating?
When we receive your parts, they are counted and inspected. Quantity, and condition of parts are documented. We will contact you if anything unexpected is discovered, this includes damage during shipment. The parts are then scheduled into our production timeline and follow the FNG Standard for the particular coating process requested / agreed upon. All parts are counted and inspected for quality assurance, packaged, and prepared for pickup or shipment.
How do I select the coating that gives me the best protection performance?
This is a very frequently asked question. Our coating experts can guide you based on your requirements. Some of the considerations we take into account when selecting a coating for a particular circumstance include environmental conditions where the component will be used or stored, examples are: temperature range, sun exposure (UV), humidity, acidity, chemical exposure, aesthetic requirement and more. It is helpful if you can describe the operating environment in detail, but we can assist with that as well. Contact us for assistance in picking the perfect coating!
Which Mil-Spec Coatings do you apply?
FNG Precision Coatings applies most of the frequently used Mil-Spec coatings specific to Army, Navy, Air Force and Special Forces needs for ordnance, aircraft components and support equipment. We have a page on this site that lists coatings regularly applied, however, that list is not a limitation. Feel free to contact us to determine whether we can apply the specific Mil-Spec finish your statement of work (SOW) or contract calls for – chances are we can support the requirement you have.
My question wasn’t found in the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s
If the posted frequently asked questions have not answered your specific question, please feel free to send us your question via the contact us page.