Alkaline Electroless Nickel Boron (NiB) is an autocatalytic coating process. The coating is deposited from an aqueous solution which contains either an alkylamineborane or sodium borohydride as a reducing agent, a source of nickel Ions, a buffer, complexant, and control chemicals. Alkaline nickel boron coatings are classified as Type 1, Nickel thallium boron or Type 2, nickel boron.
In 2000, the patent was issued for Generation 4 nickel boron, (US patent 6066406, C. Edward McComas). Generation 4 was characterized by the implementation of lead tungstate as the stabilizer in place of thallium sulfate. UCT Coatings Inc. holds the exclusive rights to Generation 4 under the brand names UltraCem, Fail Zero, and EXO.
Why get your firearm parts coated in NiB?
- Increased corrosion resistance
- Increased wear resistance
- Increased lubricity
- Less cleaning required
- “2-tone appearance”
Rifle Parts we can coat:
- The carrier assembly, bolt, extractor & cam pin (Gas key will not be removed & acceptance is subject to incoming inspection)
- All BCG calibers (5.56, 6.8, .308, etc.)
Rifle Parts: $150/BCG component group. Price includes the disassembly and reassembly of the BCG. Turnaround time: 7-14 days from the date of the receipt.
Handgun Parts we can coat:
- Most handgun models (Smith & Wesson, HK, Sig Sauer, Springfield, Colt 1911, etc.)
- Slide & barrel only, with exception of the extractor
- Frames not accepted
- Acceptance subject to incoming inspection
- Must include original handgun serial number (Barrel O/D only)
Handgun Parts: $125/each component – or $200/both. Price includes breakdown of the slide & removal/installation of sights. Turnaround time: 7-14 days from date of receipt.