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DuraCoat Durability Testing Results

DuraCoat Durability Testing Results

There’s a lot of hype out there right now regarding durability testing of gun coatings. While we believe that real-world performance far outweighs laboratory tests, companies such as NIC Industries, the makers of Cerakote™, have created a false reality where these tests have been given a greater weight of importance than we believe they should. Lab tests do have a place in our world, but we believe they do not recreate the real environments and handling that firearms will be put through and as such they should be viewed with this in mind. There is also the factor that these...

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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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