Quick Answer: Is Cerakote More Durable Than Anodizing?

Can you Cerakote aluminum?

Cerakote Clear – Aluminum MC-5100 has been specifically engineered for performance on all common alloys of aluminum, including magnesium alloys.

Common applications include polished, brushed, raw and anodized aluminum used in architectural, automotive, industrial, consumer goods and more..

Can you Cerakote over Cerakote?

Yes, you can cure the cerakote over plastics.

Can you Cerakote over anodizing?

If you’re applying Cerakote over anodizing without blasting your paint job might look great in the safe but will deteriorate much faster and to a higher degree compared to those that have been prepped appropriately. There’s a little bit of art to the science of a good Cerakote job.

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.

How durable is Cerakote finish?

Cerakote is more durable than any other aftermarket sprayed on finish. There are many types of finishes, sprayed, chemical, plated to name a few. Nickel, Hard Chrome are some of the most durable finishes you can use but have their limits as far as color choice!

Is Cerakote stronger than powder coat?

Half. This broadens the applications enormously. When correctly applied, cerakote won’t cover up deep engravings or change the accuracy of your gun. And while powder coating is just 1 mil thicker than cerakote, we’d never comfortably prescribe a powder coat to any firearm.