They aren't even close to the same class of product. Duracoat is like a heavy paint that you can strip off with a solvent and rag. Cerakote is ceramic based and a million times tougher. There's plenty of scientific data, but that's the quick why, cerakote is alot better.
Gawd every time I try to forget I'm waiting for Cerakoted items to return I come here and remember the excruciating wait! We need a thread for pics of everybody's Cerakoted items. Stay multi my friends
Quote from: Beerplumber on May 02, 2012, 12:17:16 AMGawd every time I try to forget I'm waiting for Cerakoted items to return I come here and remember the excruciating wait! We need a thread for pics of everybody's Cerakoted items. Stay multi my friendsWe sent in a batch of stuff. BP: A Kershaw folder (white) A Skele (white) Me: Spyderco Rescue (Breeden) (Orange)Spyderco Captain (Orange) Navy 631 folder (White) Sanrenmu 763 (white) Can't wait!!!
Okay.....I wanted to post this for people so that they would know the facts about the Duracoat VS Cerakote debate. I also have another post that I can make with the test results. This is a great breakdown on the Cerakote VS Duracoat debate."Cerakote is used by more large gun manufacturers than any other gun coating for a few specific reasons; it has a very attractive finish, it comes in many different colors, it is cheaper to coat per square inch than the competitors, it is the most durable firearm finish out there on the market today, and it is fairly easy to apply. We brand Cerakote as a lifelong firearm finish. Cerakote is a ceramic coating that is applied in one single coat anywhere from .5-1mil thick. This enables the entire gun to be coated, inside and out. This is very appealing because it protects the entire gun from corrosion. The only parts that cannot be coated are the springs, inside of the barrel, and some of the pins with tight tolerances.Durakote and Cerakote virtually share the same prep-steps prior to coating. However, Cerakote is best adhered to a sandblasted surface with aluminum oxide or garnet sand of 100-120grit. Durakote is also applied on top of a sandblasted surface, but can be applied on top of a sandblasted surface with different sandblasting media of different grit sizes.Durakote is applied with a similar gun to Cerakote, but is applied in several coats, which makes its end mil thickness around 2+ mil. This takes away the option to coat the insides of the gun.As far as durability is concerned, Cerakote out-performs Durakote in a wear cycle test 5,212 cycles to 418. As far as corrosion is concerned, Cerakote is corrosion free at 1000 hrs, where durakote has an onset of corrosion at 45 hours. Cerakote is also much more resistant to different chemicals than durakote is.The cost per square foot of coverage with Cerakote is .58/ft2, where durakote is .99/ft2.The general synopsis is that you get a more durable, better looking coating for much less when you use Cerakote."this info was taken for Cerakote's FB page when someone asked if they could break down the difference. Since I started out in this industry with Durakote I can say that the quote above is dead nuts on.
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Very good information about Cerakote, Definitely I would like to have a couple of knives with this coating...Jeff, Do you could work in a single/couple of knives?I am thinking about a multitool and single blade knife.Thanks..
Quote from: Frankctz on May 08, 2012, 05:24:16 PMVery good information about Cerakote, Definitely I would like to have a couple of knives with this coating...Jeff, Do you could work in a single/couple of knives?I am thinking about a multitool and single blade knife.Thanks..I do single runs as well as batch work all the time. Contact me via email at email@example.com with the details of your job.