H-Series Cerakote Firearm Coatings


The unique formulation used for CerakoteTM firearm coatings 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 CerakoteTM products remain at the forefront of the firearm coatings market.

For this study, the performance properties of CerakoteTM H-146 Graphic Black were compared to the products of two firearms coatings competitors, denoted as C1 and C2.  Each coating was evaluated on nine important aspects including performance and cost.

These results are summarized in the table below. A more extensive description of the results and procedures follows.


Taber abrasion testing was performed to compare the wear resistance of CerakoteTM H-1456 Graphic Black to products C1 and C2.  This testing was performed in accordance with the ASTM Standard D4060 by an independent testing facility.

Each coating was applied to a set of steel panels according to the manufacturer's instructions.  A CS-17 taber abrasion wheel with a 1000-g weight was used for the abrasion testing.  The abrasion wheel was rotated at a constant speed and the coating loss for each product was calculated.

The results were used to determine the wear cycles per mil, which is an indicator of the rate of coating thickness loss. 

CerakoteTM H-146 required 52212 cycles to remove a mil of coating, where the cycles required for C1 and C2 were 597 and 418, respectively. 

This study shows that CerakoteTM is up to 12 times more wear resistant that competitive coatings.