EP.89 | What's Awesome About Cerakote?
What's so great about Cerakote?
---> Superior corrosion and wear resistance
---> Abrasion resistant
---> Highly durable
What is Cerakote?
Impressive Facts & Testing
To back up, Cerakote has some conducted extensive testing to prove their claims. Below we have two videos: the first contains a 15 month time lapse corrosion test between a cerakote-coated gun and a standard blueing finish. Pretty insane to see in action.
The second video features a salt chamber spray test. In this test, they feature a wide variety to see what holds up the best.
Lasted 100X longer than the Zinc finish in regards to the APPEARANCE
Cerakote lasts 70X longer than other finishes in salt spray testing
Rogue Fitness -- The Ohio Bar
American Barbell -- The California Bar
Wright Equipment -- The Next Gen Bar
Try not to slam the bar into the the rack after squatting, pressing, etc. Doing so can smooth out the knurling on the bar or potentially even scratch up your finish.
What's that mean? When a finish is scratched off, it exposes the bare steel underneath. AKA no more cerakote to help protect against rust and corrosion!
Although it's not perfect, try to use J-cups that have plastic inserts to help reduce the friction between the bar and J-cup. Steel on steel is no bueno.
@asmanyreviewsaspossible goes over the Cerakote finish on the three companies above: