TESTIMONIALS

I would like to reiterate my thanks to you for your patience and to the rest of the NIC staff for their professionalism and hospitality. Since my arrival there, I was always made to felt welcome and never once was I treated as an outsider. Although this may sound inconsequential, I have taken many of different classes throughout the U.S. and no other company nor set of staff and instructor(s) provided the level of acceptance that I received there. The facility was fantastic and the training was outstanding. NIC Industries is truly a company of professionals.

Dan Lowyns of Modern Paladin

I want to sincerely thank you for your training program and allowing me to attend. It was one of the greatest experiences I have had the pleasure of attending. Your hospitality and the patience of your staff were second to none. Everyone just simply made me feel so comfortable, that I really didn't want to leave. My wife loves to go to Disney for two or three days, but I would prefer to go to NIC industries to just soak up more information and enjoy the camaraderie of your staff. It is clearly evident that they all enjoy their work and are extremely loyal to the brand. Kindest Regards,

Frank Paolini of Cerakote B.C.

First of all I would like to say, I am not much of an email sending person when not prompted to do so, however, I feel compelled to do so in this case. I must first thank you for your hospitality as it was second to none. Second, the information presented to me was more than I could have ever expected. Your staff is first class and well-armed with knowledge. Ernie and Ikaika were phenomenal and presented the information like they have been doing this forever, and are both natural instructors. The information I received will go a long ways in developing and growing my business and I appreciate every aspect. When my company grows to a significant size I hope I can model it with the same frame work you guys have put together as I can see NIC industries is a great place to work, and employees great people that make it work. Your marketing presentation is superb and I have already taken measures to start implementing several aspects into my business plan and advertising arsenal. With my deepest appreciation, I thank you.

Ed W. of Houston, TX

HUGE THUMBS UP ON A PRODUCT- Our vault was exposed to the high enough temperatures to turn a Zodiac into a Frisbee and melt the engine in our Polaris 4 wheeler. When the great folks at the fire department hit it with water it was rapidly cooled and water, steam and corrosive smoke ran into the ventilation ports and got into all our weapons. Every single one of them with the exception of one was covered in a light patina of rust when we opened the vault only a day later. Now- we have the opportunity to have just about whatever kind of gear we want. Manufacturers are tossing things our way for testing and evaluating left and right- I have been offered by a local craftsman Jeff Forbush to have any of our guns Cerakoted. I declined as I have always just used Krylon and don't really care about what the guns look like. Until I pulled the rusted guns out of the vault. The only one that looked perfect and functioned perfect was a gun Jeff had just Cerrakoted for a Doctor friend of ours who is a regular shooter at the range. It looked like it did before the fire. The rest of the guns were so *** up several wouldn't even function test until we had soaked them in a drum of diesel fuel. Right now every gun we have is getting Cerakoted and I'll do this one on every gun we buy in the future. It isn't just a looks issue - it is a reliability and durability issue. We are pretty slow to highly recommend any piece of gear and if we do it is because it sticks out as exceptional in excessive circumstances. I would encourage all of you to get your guns Cerakoted.

Asymmetric Solutions

Thanks again for everything. All the guys and gals at NIC have shown us tremendous support by ensuring your commitment towards certified applicators, and aiding in guiding us towards a successful future with Cerakote. We are very excited to see what the future can bring with your products.

Jeff Abshire

Would like to say thank you to the NIC/ Cerakote Family for having me for the past couple days. It was a pleasure meeting everybody and learning more. Anybody who is on the fence about doing the class and becoming a Certified Applicator, i would recommend it. It is worth the investment to learn the techniques and tricks to make application easier. The knowledge they give you is worth it. Never once tried to push product and force me to purchase anything, like some classes i have been to in the past. Once again thank you to the NIC family.

Keebler Rockwell

The bottom line is that Cerakote will adhere to just about every metal you can come across in the firearms world. The myth of not adhering to as well to stainless steel or Ti was put to rest. Also the ability to color match optics and parts that are not meant for the oven is invaluable. My Glock has never looked better then the two tone Cerakote job I did on it at the Cerakote training course. If you are serious about getting into the application of this product, I highly recommend taking their training course. If you were up in the air about which coating to use on your firearms, in my opinion Cerakote is the best stuff out there. And now that I'm a certified applicator, I will be putting my new found skills to good use.

Vinnie Palucci

Thank you for your hospitality, I really enjoyed and learned a lot by coming out and taking the class. Please thank everybody for all their input into helping us achieve our goals towards our new business. I look forward to working with you and everybody at NIC Industries and to forming a long lasting working relationship.

Mike Follett

I recently tried your clear Cerakote on High Carbon Damascus as a protective coating from rust. I was amazed. It not only protected the steel it also gave a beautiful finish to the blade. Great product, thanks.

Thomas Rucker

WOW! We are way impressed with how well the parts you did came out. I received the shipment today and am getting the parts testing, I will keep you in the loop with our results. Thanks so much for everything as well as the shirt. I will sport it proudly.

J.T. Felt | R&D Composite Tech. | Hoyt Archery

• First, I want to thank you and your staff for the training that I received last Thursday and Friday! It far exceeded my expectations. Everyone was very helpful and always willing to help and answer all my questions. I was very impressed with how helpful you were and the fact that you and NIC were willing to assist with getting my business up and running. For that, Thank You! I truly look forward to working with you and NIC in the future.

David Henley | RDR Firearms

We had a great experience this week at your shop. It is very obvious how your company is so successful. Your people are top notch and you take care of each other. I have grown accustom to working with people of superior work ethic and uncommon drive. NIC / Cerakote will be an awesome company to work with. I was very impressed with your professionalism and dedication to the business. You guys put your money where your mouth is, especially in the testing. That makes it much easier for us to sell the product. As a new salesman, I try to make it a rule to only sell products that will sell themselves. Cerakote will sell itself. With the support you guys are giving us and the superior product you put out, success is pretty much a given. I look forward to representing Cerakote not only as Kodiak Koating Inc, but as a pro shooter in the pistol and 3 Gun arena.

Aaron Reed | Kodiak Koating, Inc.

I have tried other products and after using yours I refuse to allow the other guys in my shop. If any of my customers want some other finish on there guns they have to go somewhere else. I take pride in my work and the products that I use. Therfore there is not another product on the market that that I will use unless you come up with somthing better. If so you will have my full support. Thanks for all your help and I look forward to working with you and your company for a long time.

Fred DeHart | Co- Owner of Moose Creek Custom Arms LLC

I have tried and am using Cerakote; first tried it on my customer's shotgun barrel and he went skeet shooting with it. He was very satisfied with it, and I too, was very pleased with its protective capabilities. I also have comparison tests with KG gunkote (flat black since it is most durable) and Duracoat. I coated aluminum cubes for each product, baked/dried it and scraped the corners. Most milspec are strong enough on surfaces, but usually not as much on corners, especially 90 degrees or more. Well, I was amazed, Cerakote did not wear off scraping the corners with my house keys. Others unfortunately, did. That alone told me quite a bit about the difference with other products. I am very glad I purchased trials samples, and will be ordering more for sure.

Tosh Suzuki

On March 22nd and 23rd, I went to NIC Industries for the Cerakote Firearms Training and Certification Class in White City, OR. It was a wonderful experience, and my instructor, Ikaika, was a great trainer. There were no dumb questions, as he answered each one thoroughly. The one-on-one training really helped me learn and retain all the processes, step-by-step, from degreasing and prepping parts through application techniques. I learned about applying various camouflage patterns, the importance of properly preparing each part to be coated, and the importance of using proper techniques with the spray gun. I found the various spray patterns to be very interesting; it’s amazing how you can get a fine air brush-like line to a large splatter if you want. I’m looking forward to do some great things with Cerakote, and can honestly say it was an excellent class and well worth the money and time to attend.

Eric Stam - Frontier Guns

Cerakote is holding up very well and I am very satisfied with it.The same areas that had wear after the first 50 rounds have the same amount of wear after 600 rounds! The inside of the magwell is showing some dings but the Cerakote is staying on. I also used Cerakote in the lined Safariland holster so it does not have to rub against plastic.

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- Tom Flyntz

Prodigy Performance Coatings are the proud applicators of ceramic coatings for Orange County Choppers. The guy's at OCC are much happier with the Cerakote Product vs the competitors.

Thanks Brandon Grady and all the men and women at NIC Industies.

Joe - Prodigy Performance Coatings

I would have no reservations of recommending NIC courses to any company. I look forward to any future courses we need assistance with.

Victor Howarth - J.A.C. Jordan - Jordanian Airforce

JoeWorx Inc. was started as a side business because I have always had a love for vintage firearms and enjoyed working on them. I searched extensively for a product that would set my company apart from the rest of the herd and found it in CerakoteTM. The problem I have now is for every firearm I have refinished I have gained what seems like two more customers. People notice the custom finishes of the firearms I coated and my customers are more than happy to refer them to me. I no this sounds crazy but This was supposed to be a "side" business and the NIC products have turned it into a very lucrative "small" business. Honestly I am not the best in the business but I have two things that put me above my competition. 1) JoeWorx Inc. is a "side business" created solely to do what I love to do in my spare time. What this means is I don't have to rush through a stack of guns to pay my power Bill, mortgage or clothe my kids, I can treat every firearm that comes across my bench as if it where my own and if it takes 8 hours to do 1 hour worth of work the right way I can and will do it. 2) CerakoteTM, This product sells it self! I have never had a customer that was not more than happy with the finish or that has not refereed me to at least one other person and more times than not multiple customer come from one CerakoteTM Application. I have used the other coatings and worked with one of the worlds best platers who by the way offers CerakoteTM there is no substitute for this product. A normal side effect of a freshly coated/plated firearm is a failure to feed some were in the first 50-100 rounds, I have never had a report of this "break-in" period causing a failure to feed or eject. I no longer explain to customers that this may happen until they "break-in" the finish. So if you don't want to be bothered by those irritating customers that ask a thousand and one questions use another coating solution! The NIC folks are great to deal with and have gone above and beyond for me without hesitation.

To everyone at NIC Industries Thank you for everything

Joe Ouellette - JoeWorx Inc.

CeraKote is our top of the line coating. If you want the very best coating available look no further. CeraKote was developed by NIC Industries, Inc. CeraKote was designed to provide a high quality, long lasting finish, with high corrosion protection and durability. CeraKote is available in two compounds "C" series which is an ambient cure coating & "H" series which is a thermal cure coating. Unlike Teflon based gun coatings the "C" & "H" series of CeraKote offer unparalled levels of hardness and abrasion resistance because of their unique ceramic backbone. CeraKote is available in 31 standard colors. It provides excellent corrosion protection, outstanding abrasion resistance, extreme hardness, & unmatched durability. CeraKote surpasses Teflon based coatings for wear resistance by well over 60%. CeraKote has self lubricating elements incorporated through out the coatings matrix, this allow firearms to function with little or no fluid lubricants that typically attract abrasive dust particles. CeraKote performs extremely well in automatics with high cyclic rates. The "C" series ceramic gun coatings were designed as a single component ambient cure system. As higher tempatures are reached the "C" series will flux, becoming harder and more abrasion resistant. After a full cure this coating provides excellent resistance to most cleaning solivents and chemicals. It has a pencil scratch hardness (ASTM D3363) of 7h, exceeded the 5% salt spray test (ASTM B117) with well over 550 hrs, an adheasion cross cut tape (ASTM D3359) of 5B, & has an optimal film thickness of 0.5 to 1.0 mils. It has a heat stability rating in excess of 1200 degrees f for extended periods without failing. The "H" series was designed as a two part thermal cure system. It provides a very high quality, long lasting finish with high corrosion resistance. It offers unparalled levels of abrasion resistance and hardness because of the two part component system. The "H" series has a viscosity #2 Zahn cup of 13.0 sec, an optimal film thickness of 0.5 to 1.0 mils, passes the 5% salt spray test (ASTM B117) in excess of 2,500 hrs, has a pencil scratch hardness (ASTM D3363) of 7h, the adheasion cross cut tape (ASTM D3359 of 5B, and heat stability of 525 degrees f for extended periods without failing

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We have found NIC Industries clear coats to be an easy-to-use clear coat over the LuminOre product line. One of its best features is the ability to seal in the LuminOre without the detection of a clear coat being present on the surface of LuminOre. Many clear coats that we have tried, have a very thick film, which gives the appearance of a plastic look over the metal. NIC clear coats have the ability to eliminate this.

Thomas J Valente, President - LuminOre, Inc.

I have used Cerakote on several occasions and I find it to be an excellent product. Until recently I didn't have an oven to cook paint so I've used Duracoat extensively. There are a few things I don't like about Duracoat, mostly that they treated me like sh!t at the SHOT Show last year. You guys were very polite. I'd like information on dealer pricing as the Cerakote I've used before was air dry and purchased from Brownells, therefore it was cost prohibitive. I really appreciate the email, it's more attention than I've ever gotten from Lauer even though I've spent thousands of dollars with them.

Larry McElroy from Bubba's Hunt Shop

HD Rifles has used many coatings on the market, and out of all of those tried we have found that the ceramic coatings from NIC Cerakote and others to have proven by far the most superior on the market. WE in our shop have the ability to scrutinize every product tested in our shop with over 490 years of Special Operations Law Enforcement and Military experience. In short we are not easily impressed. However, NICs coatings and commitment to putting out a superior product have led us to the conclusion that in a world with environments so hostile that you only get one shot. We as a whole feel that to offer anything less than the NIC coatings on all of our metal surfaces would be doing all of our customers who place their lives on the line everyday a great injustice.

Audie Murphy Hill, General Manager - HD Rifles Inc.

At Falcon Gun Finishing refinishing firearms is solely what we do, therefore we use and have tried many different coatings. We have found the NIC Industries Cerakote to be most durable and abrasive resistant and highly recommend it to our customers that require or want utmost in protection and durability.

Jeff Sternad - Falcon Gun Finishing

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the 'Outrageous Air Racing Team' along with the 'Butch Milani Skunk Werks' and engine components coated by your awesome company allowed me to qualify at 250+mph (2nd fastest qualifier Reno 2004) and finish in 2nd place of the "Gold' category of Formula One Air racing, September 2004... The world's fastest four cylinder motor sport!

Thank you so very much for your belief in me and sponsorship in our engine coatings. Without question, your #1 quality high performance engine coatings were a major factor in my engine performance and overall placing.

Thermo Dyne Rocks!

Scotty Crandlemire - Pilot/Owner - Outrageous

I want to thank Brandon Grady for introducing me to your Ceramic coatings of all kinds. With his help I have learned a great deal not only about your product but also how to apply it.

This last Custom Commander I did for The Cheytac Company came out beautiful using NIC Cerakote Titanium finish on the frame. The pistol was displayed at the last Shot Show for many people to admire and all inquiries were handled by Anthony Taylor, who is the Vice President of Operations for Cheytac.

I have been air brushing all types of finishes on frames and barrels for many years and even though I am now semi retired I am still the most experienced trigger man in North America, as that is all I do.

These products made by NIC Industries are truly second to none and with people like Brandon Grady always there to help you there is no reason to use any other product. I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with Brandon and NIC Industries.

Should any of you ever want to contact me, please feel free to do so most any day. I have only used quality products through out my life, cost was never a deciding factor in the fact I always wanted the best product money can buy.

Teddy Jacobson - Actions By "T"

M16 Clinic is now using your Cerakote products with terrific results. Offering this additional product should increase M16 Clinics revenues significantly. Thank you for a great product. I also wish to compliment you on your staff. Brandon Grady, Account & Training Manager; and Mark Brouillard, Lab Manager has been invaluable to me. Brandon is one of the best sales reps with whom I work. His follow through on calls and orders placed is meticulous and much welcomed. His knowledge of your products is impressive. Mark Brouillard helped me along my product learning curve. Mark distilled into succinct terms, everything I needed to know about applications and results using Cerakote. Most importantly, each gentleman exhibited the utmost in professional carriage and customer communications. Polished and patient. Great service from both of them.

Greg Leaf - National Tactical Officers Association

I have been using Molyresin on my pistols for a long time with good results. After having applied your Cerakote to about a dozen pistols now I find it to be a much more durable finish. From now on it is going to be the standard finish for my pistols. I am also going to add a link to my website to a page that will offer refinishing with Cerakote on customers pistols. Thanks for the great product.

Gordon Fallick - BigBore Custom, Phoenix, AZ

Thanks so much for everything! We are all incredibly impressed with your product and we cannot wait to start coating customer guns. When Rich saw my pistol he was shocked that I was already wearing it! As he looked it over, his comments were, "I've been in this business for thirty years and very little impresses me anymore. But this stuff is amazing. I am blown away at how great this stuff is!" Matt & Ikaika were great. They couldn't have been more professional in their conduct and the way they overcame all the various obstacles that popped up. We have decided to Cerakote more of our TV projects. We have some cannon barrels that we want to coat. Thanks again from everyone here at Gunsmoke!

Jon - Gunsmoke/American Guns

I want to thank Brandon Grady for introducing me to your Ceramic coatings of all kinds. With his help I have learned a great deal not only about your product but also how to apply it.

This last Custom Commander I did for The Cheytac Company came out beautiful using NIC Cerakote Titanium finish on the frame. The pistol was displayed at the last Shot Show for many people to admire and all inquiries were handled by Anthony Taylor, who is the Vice President of Operations for Cheytac.

I have been air brushing all types of finishes on frames and barrels for many years and even though I am now semi retired I am still the most experienced trigger man in North America, as that is all I do.

These products made by NIC Industries are truly second to none and with people like Brandon Grady always there to help you there is no reason to use any other product. I can not speak higly enough about my experience with Brandon and NIC Industries.

Teddy Jacobson - Actions by "T"

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