Best finish for durability?

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Best finish for durability?

Post by US1 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:29 pm

Which finish do you guys prefer?

Cerakoted or the new black finish on the regular TP9SF?

I hate rust and/or scratches so I'd like the best option overall.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:40 pm

From what I understand new finish is tougher. But some of cerakote colors seem to be better then others my tungsten elite is holding up pretty well compared to a lot of FDE's that I seen.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by zeda3000 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:17 am

Today titanium coating more popular.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by LucaBrasi » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:43 pm

I haven't been overly impressed with any of the cerakote finishes I've seen regardless of manufacturer.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by colonel00 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 pm

LucaBrasi wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:43 pm
I haven't been overly impressed with any of the cerakote finishes I've seen regardless of manufacturer.
Why not? With a statement like that it would be nice if you provided a little more information.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by LucaBrasi » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:34 pm

colonel00 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 pm
LucaBrasi wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:43 pm
I haven't been overly impressed with any of the cerakote finishes I've seen regardless of manufacturer.
Why not? With a statement like that it would be nice if you provided a little more information.
The examples I've seen seem to be more susceptible to wear marks and scratches than the typical nitride/melanite type finish. This kind of goes across brands - maybe its the lighter colors - not sure but it just seems more noticable to me.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by colonel00 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:59 pm

Yeah, that would make sense. As I understand it, Cerakoting is just basically a tough paint that is applied and can wear off. A Nitride finish is actually a chemical reaction with the metal itself so it sure should last longer. I think that's just a limitation of Cerakote and it will always be more susceptible to wear.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by Sandpaper » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 pm

This has been something that I am not satisfied with. The cerakote on my SFx example has begun to wear off much sooner than I would have liked. There are many spots on front of slide area where stainless is coming through. Less than 6 months and shy of 3k. From my experience Nitride is much more durable. On a side note, the gold PVD is holding up very well so far but that pistol has seen far less use. But some Armornite would be uh-mazing for the FDE freakazoids.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by ncjw » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:35 pm

I like the looks of the tungsten Cerakote. It stands up plenty well enough for me.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by Badgerboy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 am

The colonel has it right...think of Cerakote as the candy coating on an M&M. A nitriding process is a metallurgical alteration of the immediate surface, and will be more integral and resistant to delamination.
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by Badgerboy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:17 am

Sandpaper wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 pm
This has been something that I am not satisfied with. The cerakote on my SFx example has begun to wear off much sooner than I would have liked.
With a name like "Sandpaper", I can only imagine that you have trouble with surface wear on guns or anything for that matter... :d
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Re: Best finish for durability?

Post by Sandpaper » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Badgerboy wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:17 am
Sandpaper wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 pm
This has been something that I am not satisfied with. The cerakote on my SFx example has begun to wear off much sooner than I would have liked.
With a name like "Sandpaper", I can only imagine that you have trouble with surface wear on guns or anything for that matter... :d
It's what I line my holsters with.
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