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Don’t risk rust. Get your rifle Cerakoted properly.

The deep, glossy hues of a freshly blued rifle can be very sexy.

Not so much when you pull your rifle out the safe and its covered in rust.

Rust actively destroys the value of your firearm and its functionality. At best its annoying and you need to keep up the maintenance to ensure it doesnt progress.

At worst, it eats away the working surfaces of your firearm – including inside the reciever and barrel. So its no longer accurate or safe.

Rust can take over faster than you think – only 12 days in this test:



This is why you need a gunsmith to help with Cerakote!

Forget metal bluing. Get the rifle Cerakoted by our gunsmithing team and you know you’re covered.

Contact out gunsmithing team today and we can help.


What is the difference between Metal Bluing and Cerakote?

Metal Bluing is a chemical application process (components are coated) which changes the surface colour. Its usually deep blue or black. A good bluing job will be glossy and even.

But it provides very little real protection against the elements. That means rust.

Cerakote is like the superhero of the story. Its a Ceramic based coating that, when applied correctly, will completely protect the surface from oxidization rust.

But the best part?

Cerakote comes in a HUGE variety of colours and can be applied to almost any metal surface.


Our gunsmiths treat Cerakoted parts at a specific temperature to ensure maximum surface and rust protection. What do you think of this Tungsten Cerakote colour?

The gunsmiths at Ignition Custom Engineering perform Cerakote applications on handguns, rifles and shotguns almost everyday (and even some motorbike or smaller vehicle components).

Contact us today and we can find the perfect colour combination to protect your rifle!


When is the best time to apply Cerakote?

Prevention is better than cure. So its best to apply Cerakote while the surface is still healthy and rust-free.


What if there’s already some rust on my rifle or firearm?

Step 1: Don’t panic. Call us.

Step 2: let us help.

Most of the time, light rust can be treated to protect the rifle from degrading any further. During the Cerakote process, we blast back the surface layer to get rid of any active rust so the Cerakote goes onto a pristine surface.

When you can see “pitting” (holes or changes to the surface texture), that means the rust is getting deeper. We can clean out inside these pockets to ensure it doesn’t progress.

You will still see the divot because the missing material is gone. But when we apply the Cerakote, you can rest assured that it is protected and won’t get worse.


What if its really bad? The rust is in the barrel, the bolt head/body or the receiver

There comes a point where some damage can’t be fixed without replacing components. But don’t give up just yet – Our gunsmiths can inspect it and let you know what we can do.


What can I do to prevent rust?

Keep your firearm in a dry location. Installing a De-humidifier in your safe is a very valuable investment as it will help keep moisture levels down.

As part of your general maintenance, wipe down surfaces with a dry clean cloth after use (especially if there’s mud or water involved. And let’s face it, we are shooters. There’s almost ALWAYS dirt, dust and mud involved).

A light coating with your preferred gun oil (never WD40!!!!) can also help prevent rust build up.


Call us on 0402219831 and let’s see how we can help!

Converting a WFA1 to take the Forward Assist Bolt Action Kit (FABA)

MANAEL’s Forward Assist Bolt Action Kits (FABA) kits have provided a popular solution for those wanting extra grip points on the new WFA1-L rifle from Warwick Firearms Australia.¬†

But what about the older WFA1 model? Straight out of the box, the MANAEL FABA kits are not compatible with the older WFA1.

But Ignition Custom Engineering can quickly modify the upper recievers to fit the FABA kit. Click here to book in today.

It requires milling the pic rails on the sides and bottom to create a flush surface. We then cut in M-lok slots. And finally we finish it in Cerakote to match the original factory finish.

Version 2 FABA foreend is more streamlined and features a hex-grip texture. The Warwick WFA1 foreend has been modified to suit.

The whole proces can be done as a contactless service: book in through the website or over the phone, post your upper reciever only to us and when its all done, we can ship it back.

Version 1 FABA on a modified WFA1 Rifle by Ignition Custom Engineering

The FABA kit creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip and grip texture. It does not change the action type of the rifle (it is a bolt action). The FABA is fabricated from billet aluminium and stainless and is 100% Australian Made by MANAEL.


The FABA (Forward Assist Bolt Action) Kit is available Ignition Custom Engineering (click here to view online).


Aussie Made Solutions: Warwick WFA1L and the Forward Assist Bolt Action (FABA) Kit

We teamed up with MANAEL firearms manufacturers and Warwick Firearms Australia to deliver a bolt-on solution for the new WFA1-L Bolt Action Rifle. Its called the FABA Kit (or Forward Assist Bolt Action), which creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip. No changes to rifle category. Just easy, ergonomic use.

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Ignition Custom Winter Classic PRS Australia Done and dusted!

The 2019 Ignition Custom Winter Classic Precision Rifle Series Australia match is done and dusted for another year.
Yes, that pun was intended. Dust the biggest challenge of the day. But plenty of fun! Close competition and surprise stages. Read more for full review including winners.

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Smoothing out Adler A110 cycling action (aftermarket parts kit upgrade)

Presenting the ICEng Action Slicking Spring & Roller Kit which includes all the aftermarket parts to smooth out the cycling action of the Adler A110. We've been working with IPSC competitors for the past few months to test the various components under high pressure situations and (after a few tweaks) we've found a combination we are very happy with.

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Gunsmith-made custom picatinny rails made in Adelaide, South Australia

Not every firearm is equal when it comes to sight mounting options. We can create a custom picatinny rails for any handgun, rifle or shotgun. All 100% Aussie made by our gunsmiths at our Adelaide workshop. Rails can be made in any size up to 600mm (24") but its not just the length that counts, right? ...

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