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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.

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ABOUT CERAKOTE

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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.

  • What is Cerakote®?
    Cerakote® 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 100 colors and finishes to choose from.
  • What's the difference between Cerakote® and Powder Coat?
    Unlike powder coat, Cerakote is an extremely thin coating. It is applied at only 1-2 mils thick, which has several advantages. It does not negatively affect the tolerances of tight-fitting items and does not chip or flake. Between the media blasting that is done prior and the ultra-thin coating, virtually no thickness is added. In addition, Cerakote has a higher tolerance to heat and will not discolor when high temps are reached.
  • 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 (see image comparing the two below).
  • Can you apply Cerakote® to plastic?
    Yes! Cerakote can be applied to nearly any hard surface including metals, plastics, polymers, and wood.
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