Both work well. Both require attention to preparation, like any paint job. Probably the biggest reason that Cerakote is more prevalent is that until recently Gunkote had a very short list of colors. People wanted red/blue/purple/whatever. Cerakote had them, Gunkote didn't.Thanks for that, I'll look into GunKote. Any idea why cerakote gets all the glory? Don't hear much talk about GunKote.