Why Cerakote

TSC Firearms can apply protective coating to virtually any substrate except for rubber. This includes all types of metals, plastics and woods. Check out the videos and information below to see how Cerakote™ stands out from other coatings and firearm finishes, and see the answer to the question, “Why Cerakote?” All tests were conducted using the international standards methods as approved by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).  All testing was conducted in certified labs.

Abrasion Test:

See what happens when Cerakote™ is tested head to head with six other competitive finishes in the Taber Abrasion Test (ASTM D4060):

Corrosion Test:

See what happens when Cerakote™ is tested with seven competitive finishes in the Salt Chamber Corrosion Test (ASTM B117):

Cerakote™ Application Process:

See the Cerakote™ application process from start to finish:

Cerakote™ Wear Cycles

Testing Performed by an independent military approved testing facility proved that Cerakote™ is 7.5 times more wear resistant than other firearm coatings.

Cerakote™ Corrosion Testing

Corrosive salt spray testing showed that Cerakote™ can protect steel 50 times better than competitive firearm coatings. Cerakote™ salt spray testing is performed using a steel substrate to simulate real world application instead of using aluminum or Parkerizing. Salt spray is at twice the saline content of the ocean and is conducted at 95 degrees Fahrenheit.


Cerakote™ Flexibility & Durability

Flexibility: Cerakote™ can undergo a 32% elongation without distortion or coating loss.

Durability: Cerakote™ products can withstand 160 lbs/in2 impact with no coating loss.


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