CeraKote

Cerakote is a finishing product used on a number of Browning products, primarily rifles, and shotguns. It is availble in a number of color variations and has a wide range of materails that it can be applied to. In general, it provides a significant improvement in resistance to coorosion and wear over traditional bluing, making it ideal for rifles and other hunting gear being used in wet, humid and abusive environments. 

Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating 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. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to outperform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real-world applications. For more details go to the CeraKote website. 

Salt Spray Test (ASTM B117)

According to Cerakote, corrosion testing is used to evualate the relative corrosion resistance of caoted panels exposed to a salt spray o fog at an elevated temperature.

Coated panels are placed in an enclosed salt spray chamber at a 15-30 degree angle and subjected to a continuous indirect spray of a neutral (ph6.5-7.2) salt water solution. 

The changer/cabinet is kept at an operating temperature of 95F and fogging a 5% salt solution at the required 12ml/hr.

Cerakote H-146 Graphite Black panels were checked for corrosion at specific intervals of 45, 160, 255 and so forth up to 3,500 hours. At 3,500 hours Cerakote H-146 was not corroded. For more information go to the Cerakote websites. 

Technical information on Cerakote Gun Coatings provided by CeraKote. Please read more on their website or contact them directly with specific technical questions.