Cerakote looks different on my upper and lower.
Just had my upper, lower and rail cerakoted in Magpul Flat Dark Earth. The upper and lower are RRA and the rail in a Samson. The upper and rail look exact. The lower is a couple shades darker. The shop is cerakote certified. The shop will redo it tomorrow, but I'm seeing if anyone else has seen this? All parts were done with cerakote from a brand new can and all parts done at the same time the same way. Any ideas?? Thanks
My guess is, they were not done the same time and the same way if they turned out differently.
There are a variety of reasons why there could have been a difference in color that range from environmental changes, to them having to mix up a new batch, to the batch they were using simply sat longer. Cerakote is very sensitive to even the smallest of changes that's why usually when we coat a gun we will coat the entire gun in one shot as to limit the amount of variables that might affect the end product.
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We have seen the same happen when they are not done at the same time. Temp, humidity, how long the parts are baked all can effect the shade of the color. We always coat all parts for the same order at the same time. Chances are they have a hot or cold spot inside their oven. We run fans and use multipule thermometers on our ovens to insure a consistent temp from top to bottom in our ovens.
Ok the reason why is after a call to cerakote they said due to some differences in the metals the oven baking temp must be lowered when working with magpul flat dark earth. It was redone at the same time and heated with a lower temp. Looks Perfect now! I was told cerakote knew about this issue and had the solution asap.