The 411 On Our Stencils:
For those unfamiliar with high heat vinyl stencils, this stencil is cut out of Avery Dennison high heat paint mask stock. This is great vinyl material because it is:
- Flexible for applying to firearms and projects that are odd shaped and have details to work around
- Self-adhesive but does not leave a sticky residue
- Designed for high heat applications such as Cerakote or Duracoat
- Works well with air-dry applications such as Krylon
As factory-trained and certified Cerakote applicators (https://www.cerakote.com/applicators/21880/branson-cerakote), we design and use these stencils in our shop when coating firearms, sunglasses, stainless steel tumblers, and more. We have had no issues with the vinyl tearing, failing to stick, or leaving a residue even when put through several heat cycles in our professional Cerakote oven at over 200+degrees (please note, the surface must cool prior to removing the stencil). We have also used this stencil material in our sandblast cabinet with no issues of the vinyl peeling up under pressure (we’ve used it up to 90 psi).
We began cutting our own stencils after buying several stencils that were not up to our standards (for example: not high heat material, poor design, or cuts that were not crisp). Even if we weren’t cutting our own stencils, we would only recommend stencils cut with Avery Dennison stock.
- We recommend that these stencils are for a one-time use.
- These stencils will only work on a smooth surface in order for the stencil to adhere completely to the surface and avoid feathering under the stencil.
- Our stencils are intended for rifles, pistols, magazines, tumblers and sunglasses. However, we have many customers who use our stencils for multiple other purposes and surfaces.
- Unless otherwise noted, we ship our stencils unweeded.
- If you order this stencil and have any questions prior to use, please contact us.
- We appreciate customer input in order to ensure the utmost quality in our stencils.
- If you’d like more in-depth Cerakote instruction, check out www.ApplicatorHangout.com Applicator Hangout is a community of applicators that share information, has loads of how-to videos and podcasts, and a way to connect with other applicators around the world.
- We have a YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/bransoncerakote that shows a wide variety of Cerakote projects, plus tips and tricks for using stencils.