First off, I'll say that I'm new to the Cerakote world. I've been interested and intrigued by what I've read and the pictures I've seen online. I figured that I'd give it a whirl and looked up on the Cerakote website and found that American Field and Arms (which luckily for me) is local to me. I got in touch with American Field and Arms and talked about what I wanted my slide to look like. They made it seem as though what I had in mind wasn't going to be an issue. American Field and Arms was NOT wrong! I explained that I did not want a film that would potentially scratch over time, I wanted the detail and color that (I thought) you could only get from hydrodipping accompanied with durability. I can not honestly tell you in words how pleased I am with the experience. I received first class service along with first class product! This is exactly what I wanted! Between American Field and Arms and the Cerakote product, they blew my expectations out of the water. I am VERY highly recommending Cerakote and American Field and Arms!