Originally Posted by tbrice23
I know of no coating that seals the surfaces of the bore.
Melonite/ nitriding treats (coats) everything. Montana rifleman says he has his done. Im very interested but there's not a lot of access it that treatment for me right now. Id like him to post pics of the finished product.
I used ceramicoat on a SS barrel once ,prepped the hell out of it and it still chips.
Here are some pics of the parts before the rifles were reassembled.
Back From Black Nitride
I am very pleased with the finish. It is by far the most durable you will get on a gun. I put a small flat file on the under side of one of my barrels and did not scratch it (not a whole lot of pressure was used) When I turned the file on the corner of it's edge, I was able to make a mark.
The exterior black finish is actually a ferrous oxide coat and it can be fully or partially polished off with some good amount of effort. The under layer is the molecularly changed nitride surface which has an increased hardness and is extremely durable and corrosion resistant.
I plan to do all my actions and barrels in the future. I like the matte black finish but if someone wanted to cerakote a different color over it, that is possible.
Hopefully I'll get some pics of the completed rifles soon and I'll post here. I was going to start a thread on it but I've been having some pressure issues with the rifles and am working that out. Not sure what the nitride process might have to do with it but I might have done something in the post nitirding cleaning of the bores to cause it. I know others are not having the same issues including a member who lives near me. He has had very good results and is very happy.