You’re sick of your firearms succumbing to rust and the elements, right? It’s time to make it stop – but how? By now, you’ve probably heard of people painting and coating their guns. This seems to be a pretty popular option, but is it worth the hype? We’re here to tell you that it is. Gun coating with Cerakote is the best plan for protecting and customizing your firearm.
What is Cerakote?
Cerakote is a brand of ceramic coating that has changed the way people coat their guns. Leading the industry in thin-film ceramic coating, Cerakote is the number one choice for those who are searching to have their firearms personalized.
“Cerakote is a polymer-ceramic composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers, and wood.” This coating enhances physical performance, including chemical resistance, hardness, impact strength, and corrosion resistance. So what does that mean for your firearm?
Through these enhancements, your firearm becomes impervious to:
Drops & Scratches
Dropping your firearm definitely isn’t something we would recommend. This is a major safety risk, but sometimes it does happen by accident. If you lose your grip or drop your firearm when hunting or practicing at the range, you could do some damage to the aesthetics of your gun. However, these are risks that you don’t have to worry about if your firearm has a Cerakote gun coating.
Cerakote’s impact strength and hardness has been tested and proven to be the best of the best. Impact resistance is measured using a process where a standard weight is dropped a distance to strike an “indenter”. If the indention causes cracking of the coating, the test is over. However, the test reach its maximum weight of 160 inch-lbs, and there was still no cracking or delamination of the coating to be recorded. Hardness is measured by using different grades of pencil lead to cut through a coating surface. During testing, even the hardest pencil lead (9h) could not cut nor scratch through the Cerakote coating.
Depending on where you take or keep your firearms, they may have incidental run-in’s with certain chemicals. Chemicals like acetone and methyl ethyl ketone can strip a finish off of anything, including a firearm. But that’s where Cerakote comes in. Cerakote is resistant to these two chemicals, as well as gun cleaner, WD-40, brake cleaner, lacquer thinner, gasoline, paint tripper, and denatured alcohol. You can guarantee your Cerakote coating isn’t going anywhere.
Finally, the most threatening enemy of firearm – oxidation. Rust creeps in when moisture and oxygen meet on the surface of your gun. If there is moisture in the air of our home, where you’re storing your gun is likely to have moisture as well – so what do you do? You could spend thousands of dollars on expensive air and temperature controls for your home, purchase a dehumidifier, purchase a temperature-controlled safe,OR have your firearm coated in Cerakote.
This thin ceramic coating keeps moisture, water, and oils from getting to the metal of your firearm – removing the possibility of rust from happening. Stopping rust means that you stop your firearm from being ruined.
Learn more about why Cerakote is the right choice for gun coatings, here.