Parkerizing is a type of firearms finish in which the parts are dipped into manganese phosphoric acid, or sometimes zinc, creating corrosion and wear resistant finish. This finish has been used by military forces around the world to protect their firearms in the harshest conditions. Manganese phosphating creates a medium – dark grey almost black, non-reflective, matte type finish on the parts to which it is applied. Parkerizing cannot be applied to non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, brass, or copper. Furthermore it cannot be applied to steels with a high nickel content or on stainless steels.
Cerakote is a type of firearms finish in which the parts are sprayed with a two part ceramic based finish over a clean metal surface. Cerakote’s unique ceramic structure outperforms and outlasts most other finishes on the market in laboratory and real world settings. When applied over parkerizing Cerakote gets optimal adhesion to the metal surfaces of the parts, giving a superior finish to either process on its own. Cerakote finishes can withstand over 5,000 wear cycles per .0001 mil of finish.
- Parkerizing prices starting at $125 for pistols and $175 for rifles.
- Cerakote prices starting at $185 for pistols and $225 for rifles. .
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