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Cerakote

Arrow Finishing is a Certified Cerakote Applicator. We apply a ceramic-based, thin film Cerakote Finishing for a wide range of industries, products, and substrates.

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WHAT IS CERAKOTE?

Renowned for its durability and protection, strengthens surfaces against wear, corrosion, and chemicals. Its thin polymer-based coating offers superior abrasion and chemical resistance, catering to both industrial and consumer needs.

Cerakote Profile

KEY PERFORMANCE BENEFITS

  • EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY

    Our industrial coatings are specially designed to endure tough conditions, ensuring your equipment remains safeguarded and operational for longer periods.

  • CORROSION RESISTANCE

    Guard your investments against corrosion damage. Our coatings offer strong protection against rust and other corrosive elements.

  • CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

    Our coatings are highly resistant to harsh chemicals, effectively shielding your assets from even the most aggressive substances.

  • COLOR CONSISTENCY

    Experience the assurance of uniform and precise color application, ensuring a seamless and professional appearance across all your equipment components.

  • HIGH-TEMPERATURE STABILITY

    No matter the temperature extremes, our coatings maintain their strength and reliability, delivering consistent performance in any environment.

  • CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

    We collaborate closely with you to grasp your specific needs, delivering tailored coatings that match your performance criteria.

  • LOW COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION

    Our coatings provide a smooth, non-stick surface comparable to Teflon® and other dry-film lubricants, while also offering superior corrosion resistance.

  • THIN-FILM COATINGS

    Cerakote’s thin-film design ensures maximum corrosion protection, even on surfaces with tight tolerances.

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Industry Applications: Unlocking Cerakote’s Versatility & Performance

Aerospace

Cerakote is currently being used on everything from Aircraft Interiors to Propulsion Systems. Cerakote is setting a new standard in Aerospace coatings.

Multi-Substrate Compatibility: Our coatings adhere seamlessly to various substrates, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, alloys, polymers, composites, and more, providing comprehensive protection across aerospace components.

Single Layer Efficiency: Replace traditional multi-layer paint and powder coating systems with our single-layer coating solution, streamlining application processes and reducing weight without sacrificing performance.

Ultra-Lightweight Protection: With a thin film ceramic coating thickness ranging from 0.25 to 2.0 mils, our coatings deliver lightweight yet robust protection, ensuring optimal performance while minimizing added weight.

Exceptional Chemical Resistance: Resistant to hydraulic fluids, fuels, solvents, acids, de-icing products, commercial strength disinfectants, and more, our coatings provide superior protection against corrosive elements encountered in aerospace environments.

UV Stability: Our coatings offer UV stability, safeguarding substrates from oxidation and degradation, maintaining their integrity and appearance over time.

Superior Abrasion Resistance: Withstanding impact, scratches, and gouging better than other coating systems, our coatings ensure durability and longevity even in demanding aerospace applications.

High-Temperature Performance: Our corrosion protection coatings withstand temperatures up to 1,800°F without spalling, cracking, or flaking, providing reliable protection for critical aerospace components.

Thermal Barrier and Heat Dissipation: Some of our coatings offer thermal barrier and heat dissipation properties, enhancing aerospace component performance in extreme temperature conditions.

Eco-Friendly Solutions: Compliant with VOC regulations in all 50 states and REACH/RoHS compliant, our coatings offer environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional plating and pretreatments.

FAA Certified Testing:

Automotive

CERAKOTE® is the global leader in the manufacturing of thin-film automotive ceramic coatings. More OEM, aftermarket, and custom shops choose Cerakote for its industry leading performance. These coatings are used by some of the most notable brands in the automotive world.

Extreme Temperature Resistance: Our high-temperature ceramic coatings can withstand temperatures up to 1,800˚F, ensuring durability in the most demanding automotive environments.

Thermal Cycling and Shock Resistance: Withstanding thermal cycling and shock, our coatings maintain integrity under varying temperature conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance.

Superior Corrosion and Chemical Resistance: Unmatched in corrosion and chemical resistance, our performance coatings provide exceptional protection against environmental elements and harsh chemicals.

Premium Aesthetics: Delivering a distinct, high-end look and feel, our coatings enhance the visual appeal of automotive components, elevating the overall aesthetic of vehicles.

Environmentally Friendly: Committed to environmental responsibility, all our coatings are VOC compliant in all 50 states, offering eco-friendly solutions without compromising performance.

Cost-Effective Application: Our single-coat, straight-to-substrate application process makes our products easy to apply, reducing labor costs and streamlining manufacturing processes for automotive manufacturers.

Industrial

We’ve made it our mission to provide industrial coatings that consistently outperform the competition. Here’s what sets us apart:

Cutting-Edge Technology: Our coatings are uniquely formulated using the latest advancements in ceramic material science and polymer technology. This ensures superior performance characteristics such as durability, corrosion resistance, and longevity.

Functional Solutions: We understand that every industrial application is unique. That’s why we manufacture functional coatings tailored to your specific needs. Whether it’s for heavy machinery, pipelines, or critical infrastructure, we have you covered.

Proven Results: Our coatings have a track record of success across a wide range of industries. Our satisfied customers consistently report increased equipment lifespan, reduced maintenance costs, and improved overall performance.

Military & Defense

Military Equipment Coatings: Enhance the durability and effectiveness of your military hardware, from vehicles to firearms.

Aircraft and Naval Coatings: Protect your air and sea assets with coatings that withstand corrosion due to extreme conditions and exposure.

Stealth and Camouflage Coatings: Stay unnoticed when you need to be with our specialized coatings for concealment.

Infrastructure Protection: Safeguard critical defense infrastructure against wear, corrosion, and environmental stress.

Firearms

Revolutionize your firearms production with our advanced coating solutions.

Firearms Enhancement Solutions: Elevate the performance and resilience of your firearms with our specialized coatings.

Tactical Gear Coatings: Protect your tactical equipment against wear and tear, ensuring optimal performance in high-stakes situations.

Color Options: Blend seamlessly into your surroundings with our earth-toned coatings, perfect for covert operations and hunting.

Corrosion Resistance: Shield firearms from the elements and environmental stressors, extending their lifespan and reliability in any condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical

Sterilizable Surgical Instrument Coatings: Improve the durability and sterilizability of surgical tools with Cerakote coatings, ensuring safety and reliability in medical procedures.

Custom Aesthetic Options: Offer customizable color and finish choices for medical equipment using Cerakote technology, meeting the unique preferences of healthcare professionals and patients.

Antimicrobial Protection: Implement Cerakote coatings with antimicrobial properties to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and maintain a hygienic environment in medical settings.

Restoration – Making Old New Again

Revitalize your endeavors with durable ceramic coatings from Cerakote. Whether it’s a vintage putter, heirloom rifle, or cherished possession, our performance-driven solutions will breathe fresh life into it.

Combine with Our Other Services for Maximum Enhancement

Anodizing Bluing CARC Chromate conversions E-Coat Galvanizing Molykote® Nickle plating Nitriding Paint Parkerizing Phosphate Powder Coating PTFE’s PVD Xylan®/Teflon® Zinc plating

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FAQs

  • Anodizing
  • Bluing
  • CARC
  • Chromate conversions
  • E-Coat
  • Galvanizing
  • Molykote®
  • Nickle plating
  • Nitriding Paint
  • Parkerizing
  • Phosphate
  • Powder Coating
  • PTFE’s
  • PVD
  • Xylan®/Teflon®
  • Zinc plating

Cerakote offers superior durability and versatility compared to traditional finishes. It provides excellent protection against rust, scratches, and harsh environmental conditions while offering a wide range of colors.

Cerakote can be applied to a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, polymers, and more. Common applications include firearms, knives, automotive parts, aerospace components, and outdoor equipment, sporting goods.

Common Substrates:

  • Aluminum
  • Plastics
  • Stainless
  • Mild Steel
  • Titanium
  • Magnesium

No, Cerakote offers a vast color palette of solid colors and metallics.
Talk to our experts to learn more about Arrow’s available color selection.

Cerakote is specifically designed not to interfere with the functionality of firearms or other equipment. It adds a protective layer without impacting performance.

Cerakote requires minimal maintenance. Simply clean the surface with a mild detergent and water. Avoid abrasive cleaners or solvents that may damage the finish.

Cerakote undergoes rigorous testing for hardness, adhesion, impact resistance, and more. It meets industry standards for durability and is designed to withstand extreme conditions.

Yes, Cerakote can withstand high temperatures, making it suitable for exhaust systems, firearm barrels, and other items exposed to heat. It provides thermal stability without compromising performance.

Industries

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Aerospace

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We offer a range of finishing services for aerospace components and maintain NADCAP certification

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Automotive

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Our precision capabilities handle high-volume jobs for automotive OEMs.

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Computing

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We offer anodizing and laser marking of components and enclosures for computers and audio equipment.

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Electronics

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Our finishing services meet critical tolerances for metal and plastic parts made for consumer electronics.

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Firearms

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Our suite of capabilities delivers precise results producing the highest quality finishes.

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Food Service

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Our cleaning and finishing services meet strict regulatory requirements while enhancing performance and longevity.

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Hydraulics

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Our deburring, deflashing, and other services optimize the operating life of hydraulic equipment.

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Medical

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We finish your materials within tight tolerances to meet exacting quality and regulatory demands.

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Military

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Defense contractors rely on our anodizing, laser-marking, descaling, and other services to meet military specifications.

Manufacturing

Precision Manufacturing

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CNC manufacturers rely on our services to complete final finishing.

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Water Purification

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Our services for finishing water-system components include cryogenic deflashing, passivation, and laser marking.