Protective Firearms Finish
Protective Firearms Finish was developed specifically for firearms use to
provide a surface finish with optimum corrosion protection,
abrasion resistance and lubricity. It permanently bonds to the surface of
the firearm to form a barrier from acids, oils, paint remover, powder solvents,
bore cleaners and other strong industrial solvents. The extremely low curing
temperature (300 degrees) prevents possible damage to parts during the curing
process. A firearm finished with ARMOR-TUFF® has the most durable,
chemical and heat resistant, thermally cured finish available.
Before a firearm is coated with
ARMOR-TUFF® the firearm is thoroughly sand blasted with fine grit
media, then carefully dehorned
and surface prepped. Every carbon steel firearm is parkerized before we apply the finish
to form a bonding surface for ARMOR-TUFF® that increases finish
durability. A highly trained technician then sprays the ARMOR-TUFF® finish on
the firearm before it is thermally cured. After the firearm is re-assembled, a
Master Class shooter performs a 100% inspection to insure the finish meets our
high standard of quality.
ARMOR-TUFF® has a very attractive satin/matte surface finish that looks
very similar to an ultra-fine sandblast blue job. ARMOR-TUFF® is
available in matte black, matte OD green and matte grey. We can also do
combinations of these colors. A firearm with a black top end and grey or OD
green lower looks really "outstanding".
applied to bare common gun steel, will pass the test procedures for salt water
spray at 1000 hours, salt water immersion at a minimum of 1000 hours,
accelerated salt spray test equivalent to 30 years marine atmosphere exposure,
and 60 days sea water immersion. ARMOR-TUFF®
surfaces will NEVER rust when subjected to normal firearm use.
ARMOR-TUFF® contains molybdenum disulfide, which provides excellent
anti-friction characteristics. We do, however, still recommend a quality
lubricant (preferably synthetic) be used on contact surfaces.
ARMOR-TUFF® will meet 24-hour immersion requirements in the following
fluids: aviation gasoline, hydraulic fluid, jet fuel, lubricating oils, paint
removers, trichlorethylene, nitric, sulphuric and hydrochloric acids, hydrogen
peroxide, gun powder solvents, common gun lubricants, strong bases such as
hydroxide, and numerous other strong chemicals.
ARMOR-TUFF® will withstand exposure to temperature extremes of +500
degrees F to -250 degrees F.
ARMOR-TUFF® has a nominal thickness of between .0003" and .0009" unless a
thicker coating is desired, such as on high-wear areas like a pistol grip safety
or frontstrap. The thin coating characteristics of less than one thousandth of
an inch allow easy re-assembly of precision fitted parts.
ARMOR-TUFF® is applied at our finishing facility in Berryville, Arkansas, under
the strictest quality control standards.