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Taxidermy and Deer Processing offers ceramic coating for
firearms. Ceramic coating involves the use of a product
called Cerakote developed by NIC Industries
great research into firearms and their respective coatings.
Cerakote provides excellent corrosion protection,
outstanding abrasion resistance, extreme hardness, and
unmatched durability. Each coating has a unique ultra
slick feel, while providing sleek satin or matte finish.
It is also used as a final finish over parkerizing.
coatings surpass Teflon and most other coatings
for wear resistance by well over 60%, according to testing
by an independent laboratory. Coating hardness is approximately
9H and is 1 to 1.5 mil in thickness. One example of durability
has been exposure to a 5% salt spray in excess of 1000
hours with no adverse affect.
process we follow involves:
Degrease or bathe
Remove rust, dents, scratches, and other imperfections
Bead blast the surface and dust for maximum adhesion.
Mask, plug, or block surfaces to not be coated
Apply appropriate number of coatings
Oven cure or air cure as appropriate
Polish if required
Cerakote firearms coatings have been tested in salt
spray and full emersion and have withstood beyond 3,000
hours in salt spray and hundreds of hours in full emersion
testing. These results outperform other finishes by over
10x. This makes Cerakote ceramic firearms coatings
the clear choice for marine environments and other environments
subject to high humidity.
SCRATCH and WEAR RESISTANCE:
firearm finishes can withstand over 8,000 wear cycles
per mil (.0001). The Tabor wear test uses an 8" abrasive
wheel applied to a metal plate coated with 1 mil thickness
of the Cerakote coating. In addition, Cerakote's
Coefficient of Friction is 80% less than stainless steel
against stainless steel. When one or both moving parts
of a firearm are coated you can expect a longer product
Cerakote firearm finishes have an ASTM D3359 rating
of 5B and can withstand a 180° mandrel bend rotation
test around a 1/4" mandrel and a ball bearing impact
test of 160 inch-lbs with no cracking or loss of adhesion.