Cerakote firearms finishing: Quick trick to coat screws

A great trick to help coat small parts

Hang a thin piece of cardboard from some degreased wire and poke holes for screws in it.

Cerakote provides excellent protection for firearms in harsh environmental conditions.  We’ve been getting ours from Brownells and couldn’t be happier with the results.

Smaller parts, especially screws, are often hard to coat.  A friend (a professionally trained painter) showed us a trick using thin cardboard that allows easy application on screws.   No more crazy wire bending of alligator clips…

Hang a thin piece of cardboard from some degreased wire and poke holes for screws in it.

Hang a thin piece of cardboard from some degreased wire and poke holes for screws in it.

Spray both sides and cure in the oven.  Done.

Spray both sides and cure in the oven. Done.

A word of caution, in some curing ovens, even though the temperature is fairly low, the heating elements can get quite hot, so keep the cardboard away from them.

For more information on Cerakote firearms take a look at 5 Quick Tips for Applying Cerakote and Cerakote Firearms Refinishing.