Wilson is a type of teflon. Most teflon come from either Dupont or KG Coatings. All of the gun makers use one or the other and give it their special name to make it sound better than the other guy's stuff.
When I teflon a rifle in my shop, all the parts are disassembled, de-greased, bead blasted then the chrome-moly parts are parkerized and then everything is sprayed and baked.
The SS parts skip the parkerizing step, since SS doesn't parkerize.
This does to things:
1. It provides two layers of rust protection.
2. The parkerizing acts like a primer and the teflon really sticks to it. This makes it just a bit tougher.
Teflon has another benefit in it self lubricates. A little oil is still needed but tefloned actions feel a bit smoother than blued or parked actions.
If you go to www.kgcoatings.com
you can read a bit more aboout it. It is the type I use and have been pleased with it and ask Dave King- his rifles and my rifles have been drug through hell and back. Look at our bear hunt thread in the general discussion area and you'll see what I mean!
Back to KG,like I said it's what I use and it is available in any color from matte black to pink to a custom color. But his site will give you a bit more technical specs of it etc.....
As an add on I have used the Duracoat from Lauer also, it wears good but take about 30 days even after baking to fully cure. If you don't let it sit for this time bore solvents will take it right off when you clean you rifle.
After the 30 days or so, the only way to get it off it bead blasting. The KG is good to go the second the parts come out off the oven.
[ 08-14-2004: Message edited by: chris matthews ]