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Cerakote Firearm Finishes


About CerakoteTM

CerakoteTM has a unique ceramic structure that out-performs any competitive coating and improves performance in both laboratory and real world settings.

CerakoteTM coatings are formulated for specific applications and technical requirements. Current CerakoteTM product lines include coatings specifically for firearms, exhaust systems, pistons and high wear applications. In addition, CerakoteTM is available in a line of ceramic clear coats.

Firearm Coatings

With a unique ceramic backbone, CerakoteTM Firearm Coatings improve performance and reliability over conventional finishes. This state-of-the-art coating technology out-performs any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.

The unique formulation used for CerakoteTM Firearm Coatings enhances a number of physical performance properties. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that CerakoteTM products remain at the forefront of the firearm coatings market. To prove CerakoteTM is the leading firearm coating, NIC hired an independent military testing facility to perform a blind side by side comparison between CerakoteTM, KG Gun-Kote (listed as competitor 1) and DuraCoat Firearm Finish (listed as competitor 2). In every test CerakoteTM out performed both competitors products. All tests were performed in accordance to the ASTM test listed in the photo.

Recommended Uses:

  • Firearms
  • Military
  • Barrels
  • Accessories
  • Knives
  • Corrosive Environments
  • Solvent Environments
  • Abrasive Environments
  • Industrial Applications
  • Decorative Finish

Clear Coatings


CerakoteTM Micro Clear Coatings represent years of developmental work that produced a superior clear coating for protection on a variety of surfaces in all types of conditions. Micro Clear Coatings provide a long lasting protective finish for decorative, industrial and performance components. With remarkable adhesion to a variety of surfaces and resistance to most solvents and cleaners, Micro Clear keeps items looking like new. It is exceptional for sealing polished metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, and brass and completely eliminates the need for maintenance and re-polishing. In addition, Micro Clear is resistant to many types of graffiti.

Recommended Uses:

  • Polished Metals
  • Powder Coated or Painted Surfaces
  • Wheels
  • Decorative Finishes


    CerakoteTMHigh Temperature Coatings


    CerakoteTM High Temperature Coatings are designed to improve the performance of exhaust systems. These coatings prevent corrosion, increase durability and provide thermal insulation. CerakoteTM exhaust coatings are available in a variety of colors and finishes ranging from  semi-gloss Black Velvet to high gloss Stoplight Red.  A line of Satin Metallic finishes are also available. All of these products can withstand temperatures in excess of 1200°F and select coatings can withstand temperatures higher than 1600°F.

    Recommended Uses:


  • Exhaust Systems
  • Engine Components
  • Thin Film High Temperature Applications
  • Corrosive Environments
  • Non-aqueous Environments

    CerakoteTM Thermal Barriers


    CerakoteTM Thermal Barrier products significantly reduce heat transfer of components that operate at elevated temperatures. These coatings are used extensively in the automotive, commercial truck, heavy equipment and performance racing industries. Thermal barrier products increase performance, reduce maintenance cost and protect against corrosion .
    CerakoteTM Thermal Barrier products can alter heat transfer by up to 15% depending on the specific application.

    Recommended Uses:

  • Piston Domes
  • Combustion Chambers
  • Valve Faces
  • Exhaust Systems and Components

MIcro Slick


Micro Slick's formulation prevents surface-to-surface contact, thus reducing friction and wear between mating surfaces. The exceptional low resistant to shear enables the Micro Slick coated surface to operate with extremely low friction.

Recommended Uses:

  • Piston Skirts
  • Cylinder Walls
  • Crankshafts & Camshafts
  • Bearings and Gears
  • Valve Stems & Rocket Pivots

    Turbine Coatings


    Turbine Coat is a protective compressor coating that was designed to extend the wear life of components for ground based gas turbine engines. Reducing oxidation, erosion, corrosion, and metal fatigue, this specialized formulation increases efficiency of airflow, chamber compressibility, and reduces friction of the compressed air stream.

    This cutting edge technology is continually tested under extreme conditions, both in the laboratory and in the field, with excellent results. Turbine Coat has proven to be a cost effective coating with high-end performance.

    Recommended Uses:

  • Intake Venturi
  • Compressor Housings
  • Compressor Stators and Rotors
  • Turbine Buckets

    Heat Dissipation Coatings


    When applied to surfaces, Micro Dyne's heat dissipation coatings transfer heat away from a substrate, resulting in improved efficiencies, performance and longevity of the coated parts. This ceramic bonded, thermal-conductive coating also helps to prevent corrosion and damage related to chemical and solvent attack. The Micro Dyne Artic Black and Transfer Black coating systems are used extensively in the transportation and electronics industries to reduce residual heat from components.

    Recommended Uses:

  • Radiators
  • Brake Drums
  • Oil Coolers
  • Differentials
  • Transmission Cases
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Transmission Coolers
  • Air Conditioning Condensers






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