Coating for the Bay Area since 1962!
Coating for the Bay Area since 1962!

About us

RC Refinishing is a powder coating shop located in downtown San Jose, California. We’ve been providing the Bay Area with professional coatings since 1962! We specialize in powder coating, high temperature coating, dry coating, wet coating, firearm coatings and more! We’ll you find the perfect type of coating to suit your needs. With over 50 years of experience, we’re confident that we can provide you with the quality you deserve.

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Cerakote is a ceramic based coating that can be applied to metal, wood, polymers and plastic. Unlike powder or liquid coatings, Cerakote is very thin (about .001″), while still being able to provide a highly durable and protective finish.

Our team is factory trained and certified by Cerakote. We follow their precise coating process step by step, ensuring the finish meets its full potential. Cerakote can enhance many physical surface properties like abrasion/wear resistance, chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, impact strength and hardness. All this making an ideal coating for firearms, knives or other high performance items.

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Powder Coating

Powder Coating is a dry finishing process that is very popular in the industrial industry. It is applied as a free-flowing powder that is charged electrically, so that it can easily adhere to a grounded surface. The coated material is then cured in a high temperature oven so that the powder may harden and fuse with the surface. The end result is a durable, long lasting, attractive finish, that is tough to match with traditional liquid coatings. Consistency in color makes powder coating an ideal choice for decorative coatings.

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Laser Engraving & Etching

RC is now happy to offer laser engraving!

See some of our engraving jobs here!