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Ionbond Diamond Black Firearm Coating
This is a metal finish that is applied through a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process. If you've seen gold TiN coated drill bits, you've seen PVD. The coating process involves the depositing of diamond-like carbon coatings via a vacuum and an electrical charge. The result is a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating that will provide years of protection against wear while retaining a nice appearance. Ionbond’s unique application process makes it a finish that does not chip, crack or peel as it is a micron level coating. Diamond Black is generally 2 to 5 microns thin. This is not a conventional coating that adds thickness to the material; this is a micron level coating, which is an excellent choice for custom fit guns. There is no distortion of details or build up in the corners, which means consistent performance every time. Diamond Black provides the ultimate protection against holster wear, corrosion, bearing surfaces, and rough handling.
Diamond Black can be applied in several final finishes.The picture below shows an example of the three basic finishing options. It is represented by DLC on three shotgun barrels. They are (L-R) Matte, Satin, and Polished.Click picture to view larger image
Matte An extremely non-reflective look. Great for hunting guns, M&P, and tactical weapons.
SatinThis finish has a matte look, but with a fair amount of "sheen". The most versatile application.
High polishMuch like hot caustic bluing, the Diamond Black coating reflects the finish on the metal below. Polishing to any grit is possible in order to duplicate the finish on factory guns. A high polished finish produces a highly reflective "show" type appearance and is a good choice for fine firearms.
ColorsWhile the Diamond Black DLC is only offered in black, Ionbond can produce various coatings of different hardness levels and in several colors. Gold, Silver, and Dark Earth are offered by special order only.
Functional, Durable Firearm CoatingsWhether your weapon is used for hunting, plinking, target, competition, self defense or professionally, Ionbond's Diamond Black coating provides reliability and performance. These are the critical components for shooting success.
Diamond Black DLC and Silver PVD