Black-T Treatment, is a unique coating which provides firearms with optimal protection against rust and external damage.
The coating is a combination of certain polymers. The coating’s uniqueness is its very thin layer, which provides the weapon’s maximum protection without altering its internal or external properties. The coating is based on a dry film lubrication which rules out the need to lubricate the firearms (except for the barrel bore), decreases the coefficient of friction between the moving parts on the weapon and provides optimal protection against corrosion and wear. This coating is superior to all other final firearms coatings currently on the market.
- Color: Black, NATO green.
- Coefficient of Friction: 0.08 (Static & kinetic)
- There are no signs of harm or cracks in the coating when bending a steel surface
- 0.8mm. thick (.032’), radius bend on 3.2mm. (1/8”).
- Salt spray resistance: 500-1500 hours (according to ASTM 117).
- Humidity resistance: Greater than 500 hours with a relative humidity of 98% at 120°F (49°C).
- Service temperature:
- Continuous 300°F (149°C)
- Intermittent 325°F (163°C)
The shade which is attained (black or NATO green) is non-reflective which is very important for security force action. The coating withstands chemical warfare materials. The Black-T coating can be applied on different types of materials including steels, aluminum, brass, magnesium, titanium, plastic materials and compound materials.
The U.S. Vickers Co. published a technical description of the Black-T coating numbered VS 1-3-1-165.
In addition to the above, the coating has the following applications:
- Automotive Uses: Carburetors, shock absorber valves, articular connections, steering column bearings, filters, axes for ventilation units, arms for windshield wipers, door mechanisms, parts for braking systems etc.
- Electrical/Electronic Uses: Electrical insulators, printed circuit boards, electronic kits and sensors.
- Weapons and Ammunition: Fuses, ammunition stored in a nautical environment, missile scanning heads, insulation rings in missile guidance systems, machine gun mountings, Volcan cannons, 0.5mm machine guns, and cannons.
- Optical Equipment: telescopes, night vision equipment, periscope cases, projector cases, snorkel sets for submarines.
- General Uses: Inner coating for fire extinguishers, valves, containers for chemical products, operating room equipment, air conditioning condensers, sealing supports for jet oil filters, seat columns on tanks and artillery, antennas and antenna bases, axes and parts which suffer from corrosion due to differences in conductivity (electro-negativity), nuts and bolts.