Bad ceracoat on new production radian builder kits?

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So I wanted to make this post to voice some recent concerns regarding Radian’s ceracoat quality.

For reference I have been using their lowers and builder kits since 2010, and have 12 rifles built on their receiver sets at this point and time. I love their lowers and the general fit and feel works for me.

However. My latest build I am finding the coating to be flaking. These blemishes happened the first day the rifle was being transported to the range for tuning/base zeroing/accuracy confirmation. The large patch removed on the hand guard is definitely flaking, but there is no damage to the receiver or hand guard itself indicating possibly banging it.

Has anyone else had this happen? This is an honest first for me with them. Whilst I do use my rifles hard, this one has not been put through anything that would even scratch it. Almost all edges on the lower are lightly exposed as well (just transporting in rifle bag for 3 shooting trips.

I’m not bothered as our ARs get fairly beat up in the end it’s just a little concerning to see such damage to the coating with little to no use.
 

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    There are some blem charging handles out there but they are being sold as such.

    Are you parts recent production? Have you spoke with Radian?
     
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    There are some blem charging handles out there but they are being sold as such.

    Are you parts recent production? Have you spoke with Radian?

    Arrived in shop beginning of November 2021 so i guess recent isn’t the right term but still the past year.

    No not yet, and I’m not sure I am going to as I’m intending on disassembling for something custom anyways. It seems like a waste of their time as well as ours at that point.

    I’m more just voicing concern/sharing my recent experience for others as some people are picky about such things. I’m not one to judge either.
     

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    It would not hurt to let them know, might be a bad batch that hasn't surfaced in our community yet.
     

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    It would not hurt to let them know, might be a bad batch that hasn't surfaced in our community yet.
    Honestly I’ve been too busy to even think about that. Now I feel like an asshole. I’ll get on this next week.
     

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    That's seems pretty odd that what you received would pass their QC. Those are significant blemishes.
     

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    Normally I say to quit complaining and just shoot it but that is significant blems. Not sure how that one made it out the door
     

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    I would certainly contact them.

    Stuff happens, so they would probably like to know.
     
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