Is DuraCoat as good as Cerakote?
Cured Cerakote absolutely beats cured DuraCoat in every measurable respect with regard to finish quality, abrasion resistance, and overall toughness.
Is parkerizing a good gun finish?
Parkerizing is the process of protecting ferrous metals from corrosion and wear by applying a chemical phosphate coating. Parkerizing is an excellent gun coating in its own right and it also makes a perfect base for our DuraCoat® Firearm Finish!
What is better than Cerakote?
GunKote is the biggest competition for Cerakote; each have their own following for being “the best” firearm coating, and both are comparable when tested against corrosion, chemicals, and durability. KG Gunkote also has two series, the 2400 Series (Oven Cure), and the 1200 Air Cure Series.
Can you Cerakote over parkerizing?
When applied over parkerizing Cerakote gets optimal adhesion to the metal surfaces of the parts, giving a superior finish to either process on its own. Cerakote finishes can withstand over 5,000 wear cycles per .
Is DuraCoat permanent?
DURA-COATx is our Permanent Faded Surface, Trim & Plastic Restorer. Plain and simple, if its fades Dura-Coatx will bring it back for a long, long lasting shine that can handle the hot sun like no other product on the market can.
How good is DuraCoat?
Extremely durable if you don’t mind using a little elbow grease this is a extremely cost efficient way to make your firearms impervious to rust, scratches, or any other normal wear and tear from usage. If you’re like me I don’t like to hand my weapons off to anyone to have anything done to them.
Does parkerizing prevent rust?
Parkerizing is a method of protecting a steel surface from corrosion and increasing its resistance to wear through the application of a chemical phosphate conversion coating. It is also used extensively on automobiles to protect unfinished metal parts from corrosion.
Is DuraCoat thick?
Two of the most popular brands, Cerakote and DuraCoat, both recommend around 1 Mil thickness. You can get away with higher (1.5 mil) or lower (0.25 Mil) thicknesses but the goal is typically to shoot for around 1 Mil.
Is DuraCoat any good?
Which is better anodized or Cerakote?
More durable than anodizing, this is the highest end finish you can apply to your rifle. Cerakote consistently wins all durability, lubricity, heat resistance, and endurance tests.
Can a Parkerized finish be polished?
To get a nice finish blue on a Parkerized gun you have to polish off the phosphate coating (the Parkerizing) and polish the gun until you get the finish you want.
What is the difference between Cerakote and duracoat?
While Cerakote will run from 0.0005 to 0.002 inches, depending on the series, DuraCoat finishes can run from 0.001 to 0.008, often unevenly.
Why do I need a different Cerakote series for certain parts?
DuraCoat is air cured, and most series of Cerakote are cured in an oven at a very specific temperature to ensure proper bonding. Because of these temperatures, some parts such as scopes, springs, etc. will require use of a different Cerakote series than heat-friendly equipment and materials.
How hard is it to apply Cerakote?
The precision required for Cerakote application is a bit more technical. The surface needs to be acid washed, and blasted with a very specific grade range of clean sand. The application process itself is difficult, and only recommended for certified technicians using special equipment who have been trained in it’s application.
How long does it take for duracoat to cure?
When we look at cured final products, several tests have been done by placing parts with either coating into an acetone or another solvent bath, and the difference after a week is obvious. DuraCoat will fall off or wipe clean easily, and the acid in the bath will begin to eat away at the metal.