Not all Cerakote Firearm Coatings applicators are the same! This Smith & Wesson Corp. M&P Shield came to us Cerakoted by another shop (we won’t mention names), but we can say that the customer was very displeased. Apparently no prep was done and the Cerakote was applied directly over the factory finish, which allowed it to flake and chip off. When this pistol was disassembled, the Cerakote was sprayed way to heavy on the slide interior creating some fit and function issues. Chips of Cerakote were beginning to get lodged into the trigger group causing reliability issues. If not taken care of, this pistol could have eventually failed to fire, not something you want for your carry gun! Here at Pinstriping by Rat, we spend the time to meticulously prepare you parts correctly, insuring proper adheasion of the Cerakote and preventing premature failure of the finish. We also apply the product very consistent and to manufacturer specifications. We painstakingly inspect every part to ensure the highest quality finish is provided to our customers. That is why we are one of only a handful of applicators worldwide that offer a ‘Lifetime Guarantee’ on our coating work. So when you are looking to get that next project done, choose Us and get it done right the first time!