About us

Who is Brown Bear Arms Custom Coating?

We are a family owned and operated coating business out of Hartland Michigan, who primarily serves Livingston County. We specialize in coating firearms, knives, magazines, tumblers, golf clubs, and much more. We believe the foundation of our business starts with passion and quality. We handle each project as if it was our own.  

Why choose Brown Bear Arms C.C.?

We are a professional Cerakote Applicator, Our primary focus is personalizing/ tailoring projects to your wants and needs. Whether that be a custom paint job from a video game/ movie or a distressed American flag AR. No matter the project, we have you covered. 

Our turn around times are the best around. We offer competitive pricing, and we guarantee your project will not chip, flake, or crack under normal use. We standby by our work!  

The Coatings We stand by

Cerakote Logo. Cerakote is the leading thin film firearms coating. Finish strong!

Tired of boring stock colors?

Lets us customize your firearm with Cerakote!  Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. 

 We use Cerakote H-series and Cerakote offers over 100 hundred colors! Click the link below to checkout out all of Cerakotes colors.

KG-Gun Kote

Let us make your project one of a kind!

Let us Customize your firearm with KG-Gun Kote a product similar to Cerakote.  We use the 2400 Series Gun Kote, the 2400 Series Gun Kote is a hard, abrasion resistant coating which meets and exceeds all military and aerospace specifications for protective coatings. With a pencil hardness of >9H, the 2400 Series will flex with a 180 degree bend. The 2400 Series Gun Kote is formulated to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity, heat dissipation, chemical and corrosion resistance, durability and scratch resistance. 

Click on the link below to checkout all of KG-Gun Kotes colors.  

Gun-Candy clear coat finish.

Want to stand out?

Are you tired of blending in with the crowd? Would like you firearm to be one of a kind?  Then you are going to love our "Gun-Candy" finishes. This coating is not only durable but it is designed to work with all firearm coatings. Gun-Candy offers two types of finishes, solid & chameleon "color shifting".   

***All Gun candy colors must get a base-coat of Cerakote***

Click the link below to checkout all of Gun-Candy's wonderful colors!

Contact Us

We love hearing from our customers!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Cerakote process, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you.

***If you are trying to purchase a product or service, please use this form to tell us what you are trying to purchase and we will reach out to you as soon as possible or just give us a call at the number below.***

*** All Firearm Purchases require a 50% deposit.*** 

*** All firearms sales are final. ***

Brown Bear Arms Custom Coating

1540 Chelsea Circle, Howell, Michigan 48843, United States

Phone#: 248-533-6418




We are an appointment only business but can be reached at the times above.