Cerakote Micro Slick is a dry-film lubricant that is able to withstand high temperatures and extreme pressures. The Micro Slick coating is able to lubricate, resist wear, and also act as an anti-seize agent while preventing galvanic corrosion or bonding of the metals. Micro Slick is virtually unaffected by temperatures ranging from below zero to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. When two adjoining surfaces are coated with Micro Slick it prevents surface-to-surface contact, which reduces friction and wear between the two surfaces. An example of this would be to coat a bolt carrier group on an AR 15 and the inside of the upper receiver. This combination would reduce the amount of friction between the parts and help the firearm to function more smoothly.
Micro Slick out-performs its competitors, such as Nickel Boron (NiB-X), Fail Zero, NP3, Titanium Nitride, etc. Because of this, Micro Slick is not only used on firearms, it is used on high performance vehicles as well, including vehicles in NASCAR.
Micro Slick is generally applied, but not limited, to internal, moving parts such as engine parts, bolts, bolt carrier groups, trigger groups, rails, etc. This product currently only comes in dark grey colors only (see below image for example).
Micro Slick vs Nickel Boron (NiB) & NP3
- Nickel Boron (NiB) & NP3 are nickel platings. Like any plating, chipping and cracking can and will occur. This has occurred even on brand new Nickel Boron (NiB) BCGs that have only been dry fired a few times.
- Micro Slick is applied to raw, aluminum oxide blasted metal. It impregnates the metal and fills all of the microscopic uneven parts. It will never crack, chip, peel or flake.
- Nickel Boron (NiB) has microscopic high points, which wear down quickly. Once these high points are worn there are no longer any self lubricating properties in those areas. Also, due to the high points, Nickel Boron is more difficult to clean and has more areas to collect dirt and grime.
- Micro Slick is completely smooth and has no high points. Even if you see visible wear the self-lubricating properties never go away. Cleaning is easy. Simply remove the BCG and wipe it with a clean rag. You can even spray it with Brakleen and put back in the rifle.
- Customers with Nickel Boron (NiB) BCGs still use oil for their BCG to function well.
- We recommend putting a very light coat of oil on the BCG for the first 60 rounds. Then wipe off all the oil and you never have to use oil again. The best part about not having to use oil is that your BCG runs much cleaner (ideal for use with a suppressor).
- NASCAR uses Micro Slick on their engine components. They don’t use Nickel Boron or NP3
- Micro Slick can withstand up to 1200 degrees of heat without failure.
- Nickel Boron lasted 48 hours in a corrosion test. NP3 boasts that it is twice as corrosive resistant as Nickel Boron, which means it only lasted 96 hours in the corrosion test.
- Micro Slick lasted over 200 hours in the corrosion test!