GunCandy FAQ


How do I use your colors?

- Its simple! Just dump a jar of GunCandy into a 4oz bottle of clear, shake it for a full minute, then spray according to manufacturers instructions. 

    *NOTE- ALWAYS strain the coating while loading it in your spray gun. 100-120 mesh filters recommended. 

Do I HAVE to use a black or color matched base?

-Not at all. The bases we recommend are only to achieve the finished color pictured on the site. You are free to mix and match any base you desire, just know that each different base will produce a different finished product. The options are limitless! 

*NOTE* Not all black anodized parts are the same "black", failure to use a consistent base color on these parts may result in slight differences in the finished color. 

Do your colors affect the durability/heat resistance of the coating?

-Our testing has shown that when applied properly, GunCandy products have ZERO impact on the integrity of the parent coating. 

 What's the shelf life of your product mixed/unmixed?

-Once mixed, our colors have no effect on the shelf life advertised by the coating manufacturer, so stick with what they recommend. Unmixed and sealed in the original jar, our colors will last 5+ years as long as they aren't exposed to excessive humidity.

Can I mix these colors into existing colors from my manufacturer?

- Absolutely! We have had great success using GunCandy colors to "tint" existing colors from varying manufacturers. 

Do I have to do anything special when applying GunCandy Chameleons?

- Everyone has a different spray technique, find a sample piece and do a quick test to ensure your method is successful. Our only recommendation is to spray Chameleon colors with as much of the firearm assembled as possible, or at least suspend them as if they were assembled. This ensures a smooth transition between parts when the colors begin to shift. 

Some of my jars look more/less full than others. Why?

-Each color is packaged by weight and potency to effectively treat 4oz of clear. Some colors are more dense than others, while some colors (GunCandy Chameleons, for example) are VERY potent. Our goal is to eliminate the variables so the end user can maintain a consistent spray technique, regardless of which of our products they use.

Can I order your colors in bulk/different packaging?

-Absolutely! We have bulk discounts for any order of 10+ of the same color, to help keep cost low for production runs. Send us an email to discuss quantity and packaging options, and we will send you a custom invoice with the discount applied. 

Do you have color samples/swatches available?

-Currently, we do not. We are still building up our color options, and we are planning to make a sample book once that is finished. Please be patient with us while we continue to grow.

Do you ship internationally?

-Yes. We use UPS for our international shipments, and include all customs forms with each shipment to help streamline the process. If UPS does not deliver to you, contact us for different shipping options. 

My package got lost or destroyed! HELP!

-Send us a message with your order number and any relevant details, and we'll do the best we can to take care of you. 

 How does this compare to regular Cerakote/Gunkote?

-The use of GunCandy colors do not negatively effect the chemical or mechanical adhesion of the parent coating. We have extensively tested our load volumes to ensure we maximize color, without altering the durability of the clear. If applied correctly, the parent coating should suffer no loss in performance.