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Amy Lauer

The DuraCoat® Machine - Part 1: The Rise of the T-Rex

The DuraCoat® Machine - Part 1: The Rise of the T-Rex

Some may say: “Oh, it’s just a Hummer.” But, it has a greater story to tell. One day, Steve Lauer, owner and inventor of DuraCoat®, decided it was time for a second Hummer. The H1 he bought back in 2000 needed a companion. Since they had stopped building H1 Hummers by this time we naturally went to the best place to find such things: the internet. Since finding a new H1 would be difficult we spent our time searching through the listings and stumbled upon something. It’s a Hummer! It’s a Humvee! NO! It’s a T-Rex! Wait, what? We had...

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Amy Lauer

UV Testing: How does DuraCoat® hold up to Sun and Weathering?

UV Testing: How does DuraCoat® hold up to Sun and Weathering?

It’s summer! Let’s take a look at how well  DuraCoat® withstands the sun! All coatings degrade in the sun. That is just how it is but some fair better than others. A coating that degrades from sunlight will not just fade but will start to break down which could cause other failures such as chipping or premature wear. UV weathering of a coating can be simulated by a lab test. This test is completed using ASTM D4587 standards. Basically, steel panels are coated and then placed in a light chamber. This chamber is filled with UV lights. The panels are exposed to...

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Amy Lauer

DuraCoat® Product Spotlight: DuraBrite™ Phosphorescent Coating

DuraCoat® Product Spotlight: DuraBrite™ Phosphorescent Coating

Have you ever wanted something unique, eye-catching, and amazing? How about a gun that glows in the dark? In this post on The DuraBlog we will spotlight DuraBrite™Phosphorescent Coating(glow-in-the-dark) which was released back in 2010. DuraBrite™ is not just a glow-in-the-dark paint for guns. It was formulated out of DuraCoat®, so it has the same durability and user-friendly characteristics DuraCoat® is known for. It can be applied to all types of metal, plastic, and wood. It can also be applied to gun accessories such as optics, hearing protection, and eyewear. We offer DuraBrite™ in sizes ranging from ½ oz to gallons...

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Amy Lauer

Is DuraCoat® actually Sherwin Williams Polane® T? Let the Truth be told.

Is DuraCoat® actually Sherwin Williams Polane® T? Let the Truth be told.

There’s been a nasty little rumor floating around about DuraCoat® for the past 15 years. What is this rumor? DuraCoat® has been said to be repackaged Sherwin Williams Polane® T. Could such a thing be true? Well, NIC Industries, the makers of Cerakote™, would like you to believe it’s true. They recently released a document with an analysis comparing DuraCoat® and Polane® T. In this document, Cerakote™ makes the claim that the “fingerprint” of DuraCoat® is “nearly identical” and has a “high probability that the two samples are the same material.” Unfortunately it appears as though Cerakote™ did not release...

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