Our proprietary Stealth-Tech Process was developed in 1998 using aerospace technology and is applicable for the application of MOSO2, Teflon and Poly-ceramic coating on firearms, and other products susceptible to corrosion and wear. Unlike the generic process used by firearms manufacturers and aftermarket applicators, the Stealth-Tech process incorporates several additional cleaning and preparation steps which is common in the aviation coating industry, but normally not found in the firearms industry.
Some manufacturers of polymer coatings state that the coating can be applied directly to the parts being process, after the part has been cleaned blasted and heated. The problem being that coatings are a line of sight coating and is only applied to areas you can see. If there are any blind areas, such as in machined holes and magazine tube bores that are not coated, there is no corrosion resistance. To help overcome this problem, our steel parts receive a phosphate conversion coating. Unlike the topcoat, the phosphate coating is a dip process, providing corrosion resistance to all surfaces of the parts.
Though the phosphate conversion coating provides excellent corrosion resistance by itself, it does not provide the corrosion resistance of a polymer coating. Though the polymer coating provides superior corrosion resistance when compared to a phosphate coating, it will not coat blind hole. The combination of the two processes provides better corrosion resistance than either process alone.
We process all steel parts including screws and pins. The phosphate coating is unmeasurable when applied. The top coating is from .0003 to .001 depending on what we are covering. Internal parts are shot thin and external parts are shot heavy. Some internal parts receive the phosphate coating only if it is felt that the topcoat will cause a problem.
We do not apply any coatings down the barrel, but we do phosphate the barrel bore, unless specifically requested otherwise. We have found that the coating does not affect the accuracy, provides corrosion resistance within the barrel and requires less cleaning when processed. Some customer indicates that accuracy may have accuracy improved.
The standard aftermarket gun finish applicator has less than $1000 worth of equipment used within their process. We use over $40,000 worth of equipment within the Stealth-Tech finish.
We are a Cerakote® certified applicator and recommend their products based on our testing and the manufacturers testing for durability and corrosion resistance.