I Cerakote for a living. If you never heard of it, it’s a ceramic based coating that is applied at .005” thick. It is extremely corrosion resistant and stands up to a lot abuse. The company introduced some metallic colors finally and so I dug out some old bells from the early 90’s to coat. The black paint LP uses is pretty crappy so applying Cerakote makes it look super slick. It doesn’t affect the tone or pitch at all either. I will probably do some stenciled patterns on other bells and start coating my stands. Let me know what you think!