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Unread 07-10-2011, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
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.
Me too. How about the baked on coating? From what I have read the baked on coating for both are superior to the spray and pray.

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Unread 07-10-2011, 10:59 PM
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Me too. How about the baked on coating? From what I have read the baked on coating for both are superior to the spray and pray.
Cerakote is baked on. Diamond Kote is supposed to be the toughest of all but it's enormously expensive and you can't get it in flat tones.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 05:04 AM
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OK. Will do.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 06:12 PM
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Per Google search as far as I know Diamond Kote is car wax. Not suitable for firearms finishes.

Cerakote H series coating are fully cured after 2 hours in the oven and gets no better with time. When you get your parts have at it. No need to wait. Air cure system does get better with time. It stands up really well on rifle bolts and anywhere else on gun you want it protected. One thing to know is it can't be any stronger than it's foundation or the metal under it. You put it over tool steel it is really something. You put it over plastic and it isn't much better than the original surface. Surface prep is also crucial to it's durability. It must have the proper prep to get the maximum durability out of it.

As far as a firearms protection it has no peer. It is many times more durable and salt spray/UV resistant than second place. I have been to the factory and first hand witnessed the durability and quality tests that are run on every single batch of every color that gets shipped. NIC regularly tests the competition and so far there is none. Not even close. If you find a product that compares you most likely have a sample of Cerakote that has been repackaged. Cerakote truly is a professional product.

I have applied it to applications I thought would blow it off in a day but years later it is still intact. I have a couple tools in my shop that are coated to show durability. Even the teeth of these Vise Grips is unblemished. I let people clash these tools together and rub and scrape abusively and the H-146 black is still there. No one would ever do this purposely to a firearm.
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