Cerakote Ceramic Coating Corrosion Test (ASTM B117) Video Released
See what happens when Cerakote Ceramic Coatings are tested against seven other competitive
finishes in the ASTM B117 Salt Spray Corrosion Test.
White City, OR, June 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Cerakote Ceramic Coatings is excited to launch their latest
video of their ongoing ASTM testing. When talking about firearm finishes, emphasis is placed on several
key factors such as hardness, chemical resistance, lubricity, abrasion resistance and color, but none of
these are as critical as corrosion protection. The average firearm owner deals with corrosion more than
any other finish related problem. NIC Industries testing is in accordance to ASTM standards. ASTM
International is a globally recognized leader in development of standards used around the world to
improve product quality, safety and consumer confidence.
According to ASTM B117-03, the Corrosion Test provides a controlled corrosive environment which has
been utilized to produce relative corrosion resistance information for specimens of metals and coated
metals exposed in a given test chamber. The salt chamber is set to a temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit
with a 5% salt concentration. Salt Chamber testing is used to draw a comparison between metals and
finishes and does not correlate to a specific number of hours of real world use.
Nine firearm components in total are placed into the salt chamber to see how long it takes for each finish
to show initial signs of corrosion. At that point, time is noted for that particular finish. To get a better
understanding of the harshness of this environment, a high grade 416 Stainless Steel barrel was placed
inside the test chamber with the other coated firearm components to use as a baseline for comparison.
To view the Cerakote Ceramic Coating Corrosion Test (ASTM B117) Video visit www.cerakote.com or
NIC Industries, Inc.
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