ABOUT MOLY RESIN™
Moly Resin™ is a product trademark of John Norrell Inc. Moly Resin™ is a thermally cured phenolic coating specifically developed for ordnance usage on equipment and weapons. The low temperature activated catalyst hardens and bonds the coating to create a hard, durable, chemical and a heat resistant state-of-the-art firearm finish. The coated surface forms a barrier to salt water, acids, oils, strong powder and bore cleaners while sustaining high temperatures associated with firearm suppressors and barrels. Moly Resin™ will adhere to all metal surfaces including aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, copper, silver solder, Parkerizing and many types of other suitable surfaces. Our goal is to provide an array of popular colors that match closely to those being currently used in the firearms industry and military, as well as, vintage colors for special firearm restoration projects.
Moly Resin™ darker colors are formulated with molybdenum disulfide (Moly lubricant) and is a hard, durable, chemical and a heat resistant state-of-the-art finish. The original Moly Resin™ coating was initially developed in 1980 for aluminum AR-15/M-16 receivers and stainless steel sound suppressors. Today, Moly Resin™ is used throughout the firearms industry by gun shops, firearm parts manufacturers, gunsmith schools, law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard in extreme environments, duck hunters and individuals at home. The Moly Resin™ application process is also very attractive to start-up manufactures that want to avoid elaborate and expensive metal finishing investments.
The application process is relatively simple and is based on basic common sense methods of basic painting techniques. The basic process is to: Clean / Blast / Coat / and Cure. Wash with soap and water or degrease, prep the metal surface or apply to a suitable existing surface – coating with an airbrush suing numerous light passes and harden the coating in an oven for an hour.
There are numerous brands and types of coatings used in the firearms industry and all have their origins based on industrial applications. Moly Resin™ is a phenolic used in the manufacturing of billiard and pool balls, high voltage insulators and circuit boards. Other brands and types of popular firearm coatings currently on the market include ceramics (used in stoneware and porcelain), epoxy (marine repair), Teflon (skillet anti-stick coating), and automotive coatings (thermo plastic acrylics). Moly Resin™ phenolic offers the best combination of desirable coating characteristics in regard to chemical resistance, hardness, temperature resistance, flexibility and ease of application.
Moly Resin™ has a unique property beyond its hardness, corrosion and heat resistance that makes it extremely easy to use and store. All advanced specialized coatings of any brand or type require a chemical additive hardener for the coating to cure and harden. Many types of coatings require this hardener to be added to the coating at the time of use, therefore, requiring the coating to be used quickly before the coating starts to set and harden. Left-over coating is wasted. Moly Resin™ has the hardener already mixed into the coating but is protected from hardening by a temperature activated catalyst. The catalyst activates the curing and hardening process only when it is heated to its oven curing temperature. This eliminates waste and allows for easy airbrush cleanup.