KG GunKote Facts
KG Gun Kote was developed for use on military weapons. The United States Navy Seal Teams were the first units to use this product. There was a need for a material that would hold up under extreme adverse conditions. The coating needed to withstand 500-hour salt spray tests and still meet the military machine gun firing requirements... Gun Kote does this and its application has grown from Firearms to Automotive/Motorcycle and Industrial applications, being used on heads, cases, barrels, oil coolers, radiators and engine blocks.
Gun Kote is a thin hard coating that will give excellent protection from abrasion. It is not easily worn off such as bluing, phosphate or chemically blackened surface treatments, which can leave metal surfaces, bare and unprotected from the elements. Gun Kote does not attract dirt or dust, has excellent impact resistance and can be formulated to be non-reflective. Gun Kote comes in two formulations; 2400 Series which use molybdenum or PTFE as a lubricating base and the 1600 Series which have a high concentration of PTFE.
When Gun Kote is properly applied it will provide:
- Outstanding corrosion protection. Gun Kote will withstand a minimum of 500-hour salt spray tests at 5% salt, however, tests performed for Armscor by the South African Navel Logistics Dept. showed Gun Kote withstanding an equivalent of a 7-year exposure. (Tests were performed on Aluminum in a salt spray chamber with 50/50 on/off time at 35 degrees C.)
- Resistant to chemicals, oils and solvents common to Automotive and Aircraft Industries.
- Helps to cool parts by dissipating heat. Gun Kote will withstand temperatures over 500 degrees F and as low as -320 degrees F.
Gun Kote can be applied to all ferrous and non-ferrous metals, over all types of plating and even some plastics. Available in several colors including: Black, Gray, OD Green, Stainless Steel, Service Brown, Tan and the New Clear Kote.