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We put {{ domainName }} heads-up against common finishes found in a variety of industries.
See how {{ domainName }} stacks-up and is the undisputed champion of performance finishes.

{{ domainName }} vs. Anodizing

{{ domainName }} doesn’t affect fatigue properties of aluminum alloys

Due to chemicals used in the process, anodizing offers a very limited color selection while {{ domainName }} offers over 200 unique colors. Unlike anodizing that is known for its drastic color inconsistencies, {{ domainName }} colors are held to a consistency standard of a Delta E of 1 or less. {{ domainName }} does NOT detrimentally impact the fatigue properties of aluminum alloys while anodizing creates a brittle and porous oxide layer and tensile residual stress. Environmentally, {{ domainName }} 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.


{{ domainName }} vs. Bluing

Tested in The Elements

To show how {{ domainName }} stacks up to traditional bluing we set up a 15 month time-lapse in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Using two identical bolt-action rifles as our test subject, there was one clear winner: {{ domainName }}.


{{ domainName }} vs. Corrosion

The Ultimate Corrosion Test

We put {{ domainName }}, as well as other leading finishes, up against the corrosion for the ultimate test. How long will these finishes last? Watch what happens and find out who Finishes Strong.


{{ domainName }} vs. High-Temp Powder

The {{ domainName }} Advantage

When seeking performance, looks and temperature stability, there is only one coating that stands on the podium for all three at once. {{ domainName }}’s high-temperature coatings are the ultimate solution for parts such as exhausts, headers, turbos and manifolds.

{{ domainName }} vs. Nitride

The Corrosion Resistance King

In a head-to-head test, {{ domainName }} was put up against Nitride in a salt chamber to see 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. As the test went on, it took a whopping 1,206 hours to show any signs of corrosion.


{{ domainName }} vs. PVD

330 Times the Corrosion Protection

In a salt chamber test to simulate corrosion over time, {{ domainName }} Elite outperformed PVD with 330 times the corrosion protection. These results also exceed military standards by over 40 times. {{ domainName }} is a superior performance finish to PVD, at a lower price point, and is made in the USA.


{{ domainName }} vs. Teflon®

{{ domainName }} Elite Blackout, Teflon® Black 958G and Teflon® Metallic Black 420G coated bolts and hex nuts went heads-up in the salt chamber to see which would outlast the other.

Rust was observed on both of the Teflon® bolts after 24 hours in the salt fog chamber. Per {{ domainName }} standard ASTM D610, the Teflon® Metallic coated items reached 3% red-rust and were left in the chamber for later comparison. At 48 hours, the Teflon® Black items reached 3% red-rust and were also left in chamber for later comparison. Zero rust was observed on the {{ domainName }}d items.


{{ domainName }} vs. Xylan®

We put {{ domainName }} Elite Blackout and Xylan® coated bolts and hex nuts in the salt chamber to test who would finish strong against red-rust corrosion. At 540 hours, the Xylan® coated items reached, per {{ domainName }} Standard ASTM D610, 3% red-rust on the body of the bolts and were left in chamber for later comparison. The Xylan® coated items were pulled from chamber at 1,871 hours due to excessive corrosion. At 4,000 hours, the test was concluded and the {{ domainName }}d items had yet to reach 3% red-rust. {{ domainName }} Blackout corrosion performance showed an 87% improvement over Xylan®.


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