Ya; the popularity of Cerakote is a victory of Marketing over long-term value IMO. I have seen so many failures of Cerakote posted on various forums that I just have to shake my head. The classic 'sucker born every minute' comes to mind. What these coatings will look like in 10-20 years will put them firmly in the 'reject' category - item resale values will be in the cellar, except for the most-pampered 'safe queens'.
Just saw someone on the CMP Forums Cerakote a Garand - taking one of the best firearm finishes and covering it with one of the worst, lol. And yes, I'm a materials engineer with a focus on engineering ceramics & cermet composites. :-/ The only way to destroy more value is to feed these firearms into a chipper.
I guess I'm opinionated on this topic, sigh. Worn bluing or parkerizing is a thing of beauty - chipped Cerakote is 10-out-of-10 ugly.
Last edited by Kestrel4k; 03-21-2017 at 09:43 PM.