What is Cerakote?

We'll let the experts introduce you.

Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating 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 Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.
— NIC industries, inc

Cerakote is Tough.

In plain terms, Cerakote is the strongest, most durable coating you can apply to your firearms - or most anything else you want protected.  It will protect metal from rust and corrosion and is guaranteed never to chip or crack, even in extreme environments. 

See how Cerakote compares to traditional blueing when two identical bolt-action rifles are exposed to the elements of the Pacific Northwest for over 15 months, using time-lapse photography. See more test videos and how Cerakote Finishes Strong at Cerakote.com!
See what happens when Cerakote is tested with seven competitive finishes in the Salt Chamber Corrosion Test (ASTM B117). Cerakote Ceramic Coatings improve performance and reliability over conventional finishes. This and other ASTM tests can be found at www.Cerakote.com.
See what happens when Cerakote is tested head to head with six other competitive finishes in the Taber Abrasion Test (ASTM D4060).