Nickel/PTFE plating

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ScottA, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    In another thread, Sionics was being discussed. They nickel/PTFE plate their carriers. This is the first time I've heard of this. Sounds like a pretty slick technology (pun intended).

    How common is this and what experience has anyone had with it?
     
  2. X-mark

    X-mark New Member

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  3. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    Seems like those who support it have one, and those who put it down don't. I will probably buy a nickle plated variant at some point in time, just not now. It won't add any weight to the BCG, and if it works half as good as advertised, it will be worth the cost.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Nothing special about nickel coatings, they look nice and they so clean up bit easier, but for lubricity purposes its not any better than a phosphate coating. Its still going to require lubrication as any AR bolt and carrier will