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Cerakote vs. Bluing

CERAKOTE® vs. Bluing

Tested in The Elements.

We tested Cerakote and traditional bluing by leaving two bolt-action rifles out in the elements of the Pacific Northwest for 15 months and captured what happened by taking a daily photo using a time lapse camera. The rifles were identical, except one was coated with Cerakote, while the other was the OEM, traditional blued finish. Watch and see what happens:

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How long will Cerakote last in the woods of the Pacific Northwest? Let’s find out! We took two identical bolt-action rifles and left them in the woods of the Pacific Northwest with a time lapse camera, to document the outcome. The rifle on the right of the screen has been factory finished with Cerakote ceramic coating protection, while the rifle on the left has a traditional factory blued finish. The test begins now:

  • Just 12 days into the test, the traditionally blued rifle begins to show signs of corrosion, while the Cerakote rifle shows no signs of corrosion.
  • Even after over 15 months of being exposed to the elements, the rifle that’s been finished with Cerakote ceramic coatings has shown no signs of corrosion, while the traditional factory blued barrel has shown significant sign of corrosion.

Cerakote ceramic coatings provide the durability and corrosion protection you need with the color you want, making it the perfect alternative to bluing. For the best in corrosion protection, Finish Strong™ with Cerakote.

For more information, or if you have questions about whether Cerakote is right for your application, give us a call at 866-774-7628 or email us at outdoors@cerakote.com

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{{ itemJustAddedToCart.product.name }} Swatches are aluminum panels sprayed with Cerakote for DEMONSTRATION AND COLOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. If you desire a testing sample please contact us at info@cerakote.com If your order contains an "Out of Stock" swatch, we will create that swatch for you, then ship your entire swatch order. This can take up to two weeks.
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