ABOUT WEST MICHIGAN CERAKOTE & LASER
West Michigan Cerakote & Laser (WMC&L) was established in 2014, bringing the first certified Cerakote applicator to the Grand Rapids area. WMC&L's Cerakote applicators have received formal training and certification through NIC Industry's Cerakote factory in Oregon.
In 2020, West Michigan Cerakote purchased a fiber laser, adding a variety of new services to its offerings, including deep laser engraving, laser etching, stippling, and more.
WMC&L is well adept in meeting each customer's unique needs. Whether your project is large or small, our expert staff is standing by to help fulfill your coating and laser needs with superior quality, quick turnaround times, and competitive pricing.
At WMC&L, we believe that hard work, honesty, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service should be the bedrock of any business. Every item that goes through our shop is closely inspected before being returned to the customer to ensure top quality work and consistency.
Cerakote was developed in 1984 by NIC Industries. It is a polymer-ceramic composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers, and wood. The unique formulation used in Cerakote enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical/heat/UV resistance, impact strength, hardness, and more. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market; It is the most durable spray-on finish available today, with over 90 ceramic colors and finishes, and the ability to create custom colors, patterns, and designs.
For more information about Cerakote's material specifications and testing, click here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Cerakote?
What's the difference between Cerakote and Powder Coat?
How does Cerakote hold up against high temps?
Cerakote can withstand temperatures up to 1,800°F without discoloring or distorting. Cerakote outperforms industry-leading High-Temp Powder Coats by a landslide.
Can you Cerakote plastic?
Do you offer any type of warranty on your Cerakote applications?
We stand behind our product and procedure 100%. In the event that you experience any uncharacteristic wear on the coating, we will refinish your firearm at absolutely no charge.
I am interested in having something Cerakoted - How do I get started?
You can contact us to arrange a drop off at our facility in Grand Rapids, MI or fill out a quote form online, print it out and ship your project to us with a copy of your ID. Please note that all applicable state and federal laws must be followed when shipping a firearm.
What industries do you serve?
West Michigan Cerakote is much more than a firearm coating company. In fact, over 60% of our business is unrelated to firearms. In addition to firearms, we service the automotive, cycle, aerospace, consumer electronics, commercial/industrial, and government/military markets.
What’s all this talk about the Laser?
Why should I choose a certified Cerakote applicator for my project?
There are many reasons you should choose a certified applicator. When NOT applied properly, Cerakote is prone to scratching, chipping, and flaking. Proper application is crucial for long-term protection (that's why we offer a lifetime guarantee).
How much does it cost to have my project Cerakoted and/or Laser engraved/etched?
The cost of Cerakote and laser engraving/etching varies by the project. For an accurate quote, please quick the "request a quote" button on our Services page (under the category that best fits your needs) and fill out the short quote request form.
Can I ship my project to you (including firearms)?
Absolutely! We are able to fulfill projects for individuals and businesses all across the country and we make it easy to do so by accepting items through the mail. Whether your project is big or small you can ship it to us and we'll ship it back upon completion. We also have an FFL/SOT so we’re able to accept firearms and suppressors as well. First, fill out a quote request form by clicking the "request a quote" button on the Services page. Then, click here to see shipping instructions.