Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks
“We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; — World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.”
Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1873)
Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market. At Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks based outside Dayton, Ohio, we use Cerakote ceramic coatings and utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.
Cerakote Against Anodizing
Due to chemicals used in the process, anodizing offers a very limited color selection while Cerakote offers over 200 unique colors. Unlike anodizing that is known for its drastic color inconsistencies, Cerakote colors are held to a consistency standard of a Delta E of 1 or less. Cerakote does NOT detrimentally impact the fatigue properties of aluminum alloys while anodizing creates a brittle and porous oxide layer and tensile residual stress. Environmentally, Cerakote does not contain any heavy metals and is VOC compliant in all 50 states. Some anodizing processes release hexavalent chromium, which is a powerful carcinogen, into the environment.
Cerakote Battles Blueing
To show how Cerakote stacks up to traditional blueing, a 15 month time-lapse in the woods of the Pacific Northwest was setup. Two identical bolt-action rifles were tested. One coated with Cerakote and the other had the traditional blued finish.
After 12 days, corrosion appeared on the firearm with the traditional blueing. The firearm with Cerakote showed no sign of corrosion after 15 months.
Cerakote Confronts Corrosion
Cerakote was put up against other leading finishes for the ultimate test against corrosion. Which finish outlasts the others?
Cerakote Combats High Temp Powder
When seeking performance, looks and temperature stability, there is only one coating that stands on the podium for all three at once. Cerakote’s high-temperature coatings are the ultimate solution for parts such as exhausts, headers, turbos and manifolds.
Cerakote Annihilates Nitride
Cerakote was put up against Nitride in a salt chamber to determine which would be the most corrosion-resistant. Each barrel was placed in the salt chamber and after just 8 hours the Nitride finish barrel began to show signs of corrosion. It took 1,206 hours for the Cerakote barrel to show any signs of corrosion.
The salt chamber is a controlled corrosive environment set at 95F with a 5% salt concentration per ASTM B117 test standards. The Cerakote protected barrel took 150 times longer to show signs of corrosion as compared to the barrel treated with Black Nitride Rust Proofing.
Cerakote Pulverizes PVD
In a salt chamber test to simulate corrosion over time, Cerakote Elite outperformed PVD with 330 times the corrosion protection. These results also exceed military standards by over 40 times. Cerakote is a superior performance finish to PVD, at a lower cost and is made in the USA.