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About Us

We are Advanced Certified Cerakote Applicators located in Spring, Texas. We pride ourselves on our upfront and transparent pricing, our attention to detailed quality work, and our pure passion for providing exceptional customer service.

"HEMI"

1500+ CUSTOM BUILDS

We take your concepts and turn them into tangible realities.

If you have an idea, we work with you to meet every goal.

  • Cerakote
  • Stipple
  • Slide Cuts
  • Upgraded Parts

Our attention to detail and a keen ability to "see" the project before it's done is the secret sauce.

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We Are Envisioning

Working Process

The Wait Begins (for you)

The Timeline

Although you are in a waiting status, we are busy working to get your amazing project done.

STEP 1
DISASSEMBLY

Sometimes this can be some of the most challenging part of any project. Sometimes this is the easiest part of a project. We take your firearm down to bits and parts for proper preparation.

STEP 2
PREPARATION

We believe this is the most critical phase of every project. We first degrease everty part, gas-out to remove all residual oils, and then prepare the substrate with aluminum oxide. Sometimes we have to do this multiple times to ensure all oil and surface contaminates are eliminated to ensure proper adhesion.

STEP 3
CERAKOTE

The fun begins (for us). We exclusively use Iwata HVLP spray guns for all Cerakote application. Some projects are a simple single color. Some projects require multiple layers and stencils to achieve our end result. This step can be a few minutes to a few days. Sometimes we start over if we don't believe the end result meets our high standards.

STEP 4
FINAL BAKE AND QUALITY CHECK

Most of our projects are oven cured. Some are cured in open air over the course of many days. Once the cure is complete, we initiate a secondary quality check before assembly and verify the project meets the job sheet specifications.

STEP 5
ASSEMBLY

Not all projects require assembly but the majority do. This step can often be completed in short order, but every so often a complex project can take hours or days to complete. We are getting antsy for you to see the final product.

STEP 6
PAPARAZZI AND A CALL HOME

Once we have your project complete and assembled to our standards, we have a small photo shoot and then we allow your project to call home. This is when we are all excited.

2339

Customers as of 2021 Q3

1627

Projects as of 2021 Q3

6

2 Applicators | 4 Staff + 1 Pupper

Who We Are

Our Team

Not to brag, but we are pretty certain we have the best team around.

ANNIE COATLEY (AKA Kim)
ANNIE COATLEY (AKA Kim)

ANNIE COATLEY (AKA Kim)

Owner | Operator | Applicator

VINCENT VANKOTE (AKA Chris)
VINCENT VANKOTE (AKA Chris)

VINCENT VANKOTE (AKA Chris)

Owner | Operator | Applicator

THE DWARF (AKA Dayna)
THE DWARF (AKA Dayna)

THE DWARF (AKA Dayna)

Operations Manager

THE BIRD (AKA Robert)
THE BIRD (AKA Robert)

THE BIRD (AKA Robert)

Sales Manager

THE HAMMER (AKA Tim)

Master Gun Builder

OOBYGOOBS (AKA Billie Jean)
OOBYGOOBS (AKA Billie Jean)

OOBYGOOBS (AKA Billie Jean)

Security Manager | Stress Reliever

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We are ARMED CONCEPTS

a #happylittlepews crew