Heres an expense comparison.
Do it Yourself! Costs
4 oz of Cerakote and shipping $45.00
Hvlp Gun $39.99
Qt Acetone 9.99
Box rubber Gloves $6.99
Jig Creation ? $15 Depending on type of Jig you make.
Metal prep (blasting of metal etc)$1.00 per Minute is average cost by shops that will do your blasting, Avg 30 min =$30
Gunsmith Dis assembly if you can't fully disassemble $40-65
Fuel to drive to Gunsmith, blasting shop,Hardware store $15
Avg Cost Gt= $220
In addition to Compressor $200-1500, Oven (not used for food purposes)$200-300.
Base cost $130
Disassemble Reassemble $40
Gt= $170 Savings of $50.00 or more if item needs to be re blasted and re coated to an unacceptable outcome.
Total Savings would be the original $220 (do it yourself expense for materials) plus repair of unacceptable coating $170=$390
In addition to the headache and wasted time of attempting to Do it yourself.