Originally Posted by joe0121
Could not agree more. I like the ceramic for coating the action but I think the polymer (duracoat) Resist chipping more. I also find that letting it set at least a week before use provides a longer lasting finish.
I've done an ENORMOUS amount of reading on Cerakote lately, some of it on sights where ther guru's who do it for a living were comparing notes.
To a man they all agreed that even on bolts Cerakote was beating out Durakote (most of these guys do/did both) for wear durability.
The secret seems to be in letting it fully cure for a month before putting the bolt back in and working/firing etc.
I'm having a couple done right now. I'll report back.
As few people as there are doing it in our area I'm giving serious consideration to learning to do it myself just as a hobby.