Black Oxide is a conversion coating created by a chemical reaction with the oxidizers and the metal to form an integral protective surface. Application to ferrous alloys and metals begin as oxidizing salts react with iron magnetite, the "black oxide" of iron. This reaction creates a fusion resulting in complete integration with the metal and alloy it protects, adding less than 5 to 10 millionths of an inch to the dimension of the surface.
Black Oxide has unique properties offering an ideal finish for the metal manufacturing industry.
Dimensional Stability - Black Oxides success is due to its ability to give cosmetic appeal without affecting dimensional properties
Versatility - This process can be applied to many types of metals including carbon, alloy, and stainless steel; copper, brass, and bronze; die cast zinc and cast iron.
Durability - The finish will not chip, craze, peel or rub off. The only way to remove the finish is by mechanical or chemical methods.
Protection - Oxidized surfaces have an excellent ability to absorb oils, waxes and lacquers, this enhances the appearance while protecting the treated metal or alloy.
Adhesion - Black Oxide increases adhesion qualities of the treated metals making it a highly effective primer for paints and other finishes.
Reduced Eye Fatigue - A Black Oxide conversion coating reduces light glare, lowering eye fatigue under intense light conditions over long periods of exposure.
Economical - You cannot acheive the same protection, appearance and performance qualities form other finishing processes for the same low cost as Black Oxide.