Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to a variety of materials including metals, plastics, polymers, and wood. It has been specially engineered to provide many of the same benefits that powder coating does and then some. It is known for its extreme durability and high performance, holding up incredibly well against impact, abrasion, corrosion, and chemical penetration. Cerakote also exhibits extremely high levels of heat stability, with some types withstanding temperatures upwards of 900 degrees Fahrenheit without failing. It has a very smooth and clean appearance, comes in a wide range of colors, and will maintain its true color for years to come. It also happens to be very easy to clean.
What are some situations, then, that might call for getting a Cerakote finish? Here are some of the most common items that people choose to finish with Cerakote.
Exhaust and engine parts
Cerakote has several properties that make it perfectly suitable for exhaust and engine parts in your car. First, it is extremely heat resistant and has been rated safe up to a 900 degrees Fahrenheit base metal temperature and 2000 degrees Fahrenheit exhaust gas temperature. Second, it is highly resistant to friction, which means that it increases the functionality of lubricants in your engine. Third, it can reduce under-hood temperatures by over 30 degrees. Overall, Cerakote coating for your engine parts will increase the performance of your engine system and lengthen the lifespan of your engine parts.
Many opt for a Cerakote finish when refinishing their firearms for its high quality and affordability. A Cerakote finish on a firearm will resist corrosion, rust, and scratches, and you can choose from a variety of colors for your finish. Many who opt for a Cerakote finish on their guns appreciate how it makes for low maintenance, as it eliminates the need to oil the exterior of your gun for corrosion protection
Knives and scopes are commonly finished with Cerakote as well. The special finish adds durability and helps these pieces of equipment stand up to the harsh elements they are so frequently exposed to.
Questions about Cerakote? If you’re in the Salt Lake City area, give us a call at 801-631-1708 to talk to our specialists and to request a quote.