See how Cerakote compares to traditional blueing when two identical bolt-action rifles are exposed to the elements of the Pacific Northwest for over 15 months, using time-lapse photography.
Salt Spray corrosion testing is used to evaluate the relative corrosion resistance of a coated part exposed to a salt spray or fog at an elevated temperature. The chamber is kept at an operating temperature of 95°F and fogging a 5% salt solution at the required 1.0 – 2.0mL/hr. Based on the ASTM B117 testing standard, Cerakote’s H Series exceeded 2,000 hours and Cerakote Elite series exceeded 3,000 hours.
Taber Abrasion is a test using a weighted abrasion wheel that rotates at a constant speed to determine the resistance of finishes to abrasion and wear, as stated by test standard ASTM D4060. Seven competitive finishes including Cerakote® H-146 Graphite Black were tested in accordance with ASTM D4060. Based on ASTM testing standard D4060, Cerakote® Finished Strong by lasting nearly twice as long as the nearest competitive finish and 24 times as long as the further competitive finish.