Quick Answer: How Durable Is Cerakote On Firearms?

How durable is Cerakote finish?

Picture shows that while Cerakote is the hardest coating available (9h pencil) for a firearm, it is also the most flexible.

Testing shows that Cerakote can withstand a 32% elongation without cracking, distortion or coating loss.

Durability picture shows a 160lb impact without any coating loss..

Is Cerakote permanent?

Cerakote requires many hours of prep, spray, and cure time before the firearm can be used. It is a permanent application that cannot be reversed so easily but will endure a long time.

Can Cerakote be removed?

Keep in mind, original finishes are hard melonite, parkerized and anodized finishes. I was able to use automotive paint reducer, which is effectively a fairly aggressive thinner, with a sponge to apply the reducer and a bristle brush to get into the cracks, the Cerakote is easily removed.

Is Cerakote better than DuraCoat?

Cured Cerakote absolutely beats cured DuraCoat in every measurable respect with regard to finish quality, abrasion resistance, and overall toughness.

Is Cerakote bad for your gun?

If it’s a regular modern gun, and you want it to look a certain way, there is nothing wrong with cerakote. It’s a good finish. It’s durable and it will prevent corrosion. You can cerakote metal, but you cannot cerakote plastic.

What is the most durable gun finish?

The most durable gun finishes are Quench Polish Quench, Chroming, Nickel Boron, Duracoat, Cerakote, and Anodizing. The least durable is bluing but is one of the most attractive tied with chroming and plating. Duracoat is by far the most cost effective and easiest to apply, and is also extremely durable.

Does Cerakote chip?

Cerakote is only a surface coating and will wear, and chip…

Is Cerakote better than bluing?

Cerakote is also a more effective barrier against oxidation and corrosion than bluing.

Is Parkerized a good finish?

Registered. Parkerizing is a great finish IF you understand and accept it for what it is. Parkerizing is a very porous finish that is designed to soak-up and hold oil. This prevents rust and corrosion, thus protecting the metal.

Will acetone take off Cerakote?

Acetone will NOT cause any such issue with properly applied Cerakote. Originally Posted By Dan_Gray: Acetone will NOT cause any such issue with properly applied Cerakote.

Can you sand Cerakote?

i would just scrape it off. i did this with a few knives in the past and it worked well. give it a little light sanding with some high grit sandpaper afterwards. Cerakote is actually designed to resist chemical solvents, it is a ceramic based coating.

Can I paint over Cerakote?

You can paint over the Cerakote, just be aware that it will be subject to flaking, chipping and oils/chemicals.