5 Benefits of CARC Military Paint

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5 Benefits of CARC Military Paint

There have been many recent advancements in military technology, and CARC paint is one of them. In fact, it is an essential component of the protective coatings on many types of military equipment, and it plays a vital role in keeping military personnel safe. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of CARC military paint. 

What Is CARC Paint?

Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) is a non-porous, corrosion-resistant paint that is specifically designed to protect the base material from chemical attacks. 

But CARC paint provides protection from much more than just chemicals—it’s also resistant to corrosion, radioactivity, and extreme weather. CARC paint is used extensively in military defense and aerospace applications to provide chemical resistance and camouflage. 

CARC paint even helps to protect the environment. The coating contains very low levels of the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that in other coatings contribute to air pollution and can be highly toxic when inhaled.

Five Amazing Benefits of CARC Military Paint

1: Chemical Resistance

One of the most important properties of CARC paint is the trait that makes up its acronym—it’s resistant to chemical agents. Painting military vehicles with CARC saves lives by protecting the personnel inside from dangerous chemical weapons

2: Radioactive Resistance

CARC paint also resists radioactivity and helps extend the lifespan of military equipment that regularly comes into contact with hazardous materials. And because it resists radioactivity and chemical resistance, it won’t transfer harmful contaminants to anyone who comes in contact with a CARC-coated surface after cleaning.

3: Ease of Decontamination

Even though CARC-painted military vehicles are resistant to many harmful substances, they still need to be decontaminated after exposure. With other, less resistant coatings, decontamination can be extremely time-consuming and costly. But because CARC paint is non-porous and non-absorbent, the harmful contaminants simply bead up on the surface and wash away. A CARC-coated surface can be decontaminated quickly and affordably. 

CARC paint is also very durable, and is able to withstand the harsh solutions used during decontamination. Equipment that needs regular decontamination will hold up much better with CARC paint than with another type of coating. 

4: Weather Resistance

CARC military paint is resistant to even more than chemicals and radioactivity, it can also withstand harsh environments. It holds up well against extreme temperatures, humidity, moisture, and saltwater, making it ideal for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. 

5: Improved Camouflage

Another important benefit of CARC paint is that it was specifically developed with pigment packages that can confuse infrared technology. It is available in a variety of earth tones that are designed to provide camouflage, like tan, green, and brown. CARC paint allows military vehicles and equipment to blend in seamlessly with their environments, making them less visible to enemy forces. 

Mil-Spec CARC Coatings in Phoenix

Applying CARC paint is a complicated process. In order to maximize all the impressive benefits of CARC military paint, it must be applied by a qualified provider. CRC Surface Technologies is a NADCAP-Certified and ITAR-registered company, and we are highly experienced in applying mil-spec CARC paint for military contractors.

In addition to CARC, we provide a wide variety of durable coatings for defense and aerospace applications. We have three paint booths and a high-volume, walk-in curing oven that allows us to deliver fast turnaround times. 

To request a quote, please email rfq@chemresearchco.com, or call us at 602-253-4175 to learn more.


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