Military Metal Finishings


Large Caliber Projectile
Chemical Film MIL-DTL5541
Painted TT-E-516

Medium Caliber Projectile
Zinc Phosphate TTC490
Painted MIL-DTL11195

Munitions require very tight tolerances for the surface coating, whether it be plating, anodizing or painting. These coatings serve a variety of functions such as: bonding surfaces, corrosion protection, oblation characteristics, color coding and wear resistance. The coatings are often critical to the function and performance of the munitions. Paramount Metal Finishing are specialists in customized lines for tight tolerance anodizing, plating and painting in high production.

Paramount Metal Finishing in New Jersey has earned the reputation of having extensive knowledge of finishing munitions and is also RoHS compliant on zinc and zinc nickel plating and we have a high production line which assures our clients a high quality on all our products and services.

Some of the approved programs we process include:

  • 120mm tank ammo projectile components
  • 105mm projectile and shell casings
  • 30mm & 25mm medium caliber projectiles
  • mortar components
  • grenade components
  • .50 caliber components

Finishings typically used for munitions include:

  • Painting MIL-L-11195 and MIL-DTL-11195
  • Anodizing MIL-A-8625 Type II
  • Hardcoat MIL-A-8625 Type III
  • Zinc ASTM-B633
  • Zinc phosphate TT-C-490
  • Manganese phosphate MIL-DTL-16232 Type M

Military Hardware

Ammunition Box
Olive-drab Specialty Coating

Antenna Cover
Green CARC

Military munitions, military electronics and military hardware all require a wide range of finishes for specific performance requirements. Military hardware and components are fabricated from many raw materials such as casting, extrusions, machined ferrous and non ferrous materials, and plastic, Invar, Kovar, sheet metal, aluminum, titanium, stainless steel and many other materials. Every material has specific cleaning and coating procedures outlined in applicable military standards or specifications and called out on drawings.

Paramount Metal Finishing has specific processes set up to strictly adhere to the prescribed military standard or specification inclusive of inspecting and testing requirements. Many of our processes are reviewed and approved by government procurement activities. If you need more information on CARC painting, please contact us, we will be glad to answer all your inquiries.

Government-related activities include:

  • First Article Acceptance & Testing (FAAT)
  • Government Source Inspection (GSI)


  • Anodizing
  • Hardcoat anodizing
  • Plating (various) see Specifications and Capabilities
  • Phosphating ( manganese & zinc )
  • Passivation
  • Chemical film

Painting & Powder Organic Coatings:

  • CARC coatings
  • Enamels, lacquers, epoxies
  • Dry film lubrication
  • Solid film lubrication
  • Waxes & oils


  • Ink stamp
  • Stencil
  • Screen print
  • Pad printing
  • Laser marking