Originally Posted by heymatthew
Resurrecting an old thread here.
JLH: What color is that? I was thinking of doing the frame of my new SP-01 in Satin Aluminum Cerakote for a reverse two-tone. CZ used to offer one, but not any more. They offer it in the SP-01 Tactical Sport but not the standard SP-01.
How has your Cerakote held up? Still looking good?
Matthew, "I think" the color is brushed aluminum. There are about 3 or 4 colors that are similar. This was the brightest of them. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I have a bi-tone XDm 9c and the slide on that one is not as bright as this one.
The cerakoting holds up very well. I did have it in a gunsmith's shop once and when I received it back, there were marks on the slide that looked like he'd put it in a vise. However, the guy that cerakoted it for me re-coated it free of charge. There's been no other marks on it whatsoever. I do know that Cerakote is tougher than Durakote, but it's hard to say just how tough it is. And yes, it's still looking good, just like the day I brought it home.
If you're looking for a place to have it done, I highly recommend acoating.com. I worked with Tim and he's done several things for me now and his work is outstanding.