Did you ever wonder how durable VTI’s BlackCat™ Tactical Coating is? To answer this question, we conducted a series of abrasion tests and wanted to share the results.
Using a Model 670 HD Crockmaster, the tests were conducted with lateral abrading 100mm repetitive dual action, equivalent to “one stroke”. One pound (454 grams) was distributed to a 10 mm stylus. The test samples included the following three materials: Genuine Leather and Cordura, both common materials used for holsters, and 7448 3M Scotch-Brite pads, a strong abrasive material.
When testing Genuine Leather, after 35,000 strokes the leather used in the experiment was destroyed, yet the BlackCat™ coating was not worn.
Cordura was tested next with 10,000 strokes. The repetition tended to polish the coating leaving a polish mark, but did not break through BlackCat™ Tactical Coating.
Finally, a strong abrasive test was conducted utilizing a Scotch-Brite pad. The test consisted of 5,000 strokes. Like Cordura, the test sample displayed a polished mark, but the coating was unharmed.
BlackCat™ Tactical Coating is ideal for applications including firearms, scopes and optics, knives and cutting tools, archery equipment, and tactical lights.