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What is Cerakote™?

Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings outperform competitive coatings in both laboratory settings and real world applications. 
​Does Cerakote™ protect a firearm better against corrosion than other well known coatings?

ASTM standard B117 tests resistance to corrosion of coated panels exposed to salt spray or fog at an elevated temperature.  Cerakote preserves the life of a firearm in a corrosive environment longer than any competitive coating tested, including stainless steel, KG Gun Kote, ionbond, Phosphate, Blueing, FailZero, DuraCoat and NIBX.  Under the harsh test conditions of the salt spray chamber, Blueing and Stainless Steel coated guns showed visible corrosion after only 24 hours.  IonBond, Phosphate, KG GunKote, NIBX and FailZero all failed after 48 hours. DuraCoat resisted corrosion for 172 hours.  Cerakote lasted almost 12x longer than DuraCoat at 2,034 hours.  Check out this video to see the test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlUwOR4Tq10. 
Will Cerakote™ Stand Up to Harsh Chemicals?
H-146 Graphite Black Cerakote™ was applied to panels which were then dipped into 12 aggressive solvents and allowed to sit for 24 hours. The coating was not affected following immersion in Gun Cleaner, WD-40, Brake Cleaner, Denatured Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Acetone and Paint Stripper, earning five-star chemical resistant ratings.  It rated four-stars against a 5% hydrochloric acid solution. We hope our customers don't usually store their firearms in HCL solutions.    
Will Cerakote™ On My Glock Slide Stand Up to the Abrasion of a Kydex Holster?
ASTM Test Standard D4060 evaluates the resistance of finishes to abrasion and wear.  A taber wheel whirls on panels until it wears the coating away and the metal substrate is revealed; and the test is repeated three times.  Ion Bond failed earliest at 250 cycles.  Blueing lasted 500 cycles.  DuraCoat held up for 641 cycles.  Parkerizing and KG GunKote resisted wear for about 700 cycles.  Black Oxide resisted abrasion for 3,333 cycles.  Once again, Cerakote™ was a decisive winner lasting 6,000 cycles before the ceramic coating failed.       
What Steps Are Required to Apply Cerakote™?
Cerakote™ H-Series Ceramic Coatings can be found in a variety of both muted and bright "personality" colors; and can be reviewed at http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/finishes.  We stock a few of the popular colors in our inventory, but some less used colors require a special order and will require an additional 1 week lead time to finish your project.  All steel, metal or aluminum substrates are out-gassed to remove deep oils and dipped in an acetone bath to remove surface oils and grease.   Our Cerakote™ applicators wear gloves because any oils from hands will interfere with good adhesion.  Our Media Blasting process allows us to precisely prepare both metal and non-metal parts for good adhesion.  We apply the coating in a clean environment our spray booth using special paint guns with fine spray control.  About 1 mm of coating is applied to metal parts which are moved into an oven and baked at 250 F for two hours.   Wood, plastics, composites and polymers are baked at lower temperatures that will not harm the substrate.



Colors

Endless Combinations


With Cerakote™ you are able to create the one off Firearm you have been dreaming of. There are many colors to choose from available in Matte, Satin or Semi-Gloss finishes. Go with one solid color, or multiple colors for that extra contrast. 


Coating

Process & Materials


Our coating process is second to none, and our coating of choice is Cerakote™ due to its quality finish and incredible, industry leading properties. Cerakote™ is the best finish for your Firearm, Knife or Accessory. We can coat a variety of material that can withstand the variable cure temperatures of the Cerakote™ process which includes Metals, High Grade Plastics, Rubber, even Glocks! 


Cerakote™ out-performs any competitive gun coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications. 

Firearm finishes


Cerakote™ coating