Solid Film Lubricant

Solid film lubricant is a permanent, high-performing lubricant for demanding applications. This process performs well in elevated pressures and temperatures where the use of grease is prohibited.

K&L Plating provides a durable solid film lubricant that works great in applications where liquid lubricants can’t be used. Our film adds protection against wear, corrosion, and soil. Our customers often request this solid film in order to reduce friction, galling, and seizing.

The K&L Plating Advantage

No matter the size of the order, K&L Plating produces reliable outcomes on every order, as all our films and coatings meet rigorous military and ASTM specifications.

on-site quality testing
Nothing leaves our door before undergoing rigorous testing.

On-site Laboratory Testing
All of our quality assurance (QA) testing is done in-house in our qualified laboratory, conforming to ASTM and MIL-SPEC standards. This internal QA assures that you receive quality, consistent work from us every time. We’ll work quickly to deliver your job on schedule or earlier, and offer same-day quotes and expedited turnaround if you need it.

Benefits of Working With Us:

  1. Solid film lubricant that meets your exact specifications
  2. Meets MIL-PRF-46010 spec
  3. Rigorous internal QA that meets ASTM and MIL-SPEC standards
  4. Fast quote and turnaround

Get a Quote for Solid Film Lubricant

  • Same day or next day quote
  • Convenient pick up and delivery
  • Expedited service available

Why Choose Solid Film Lubricant?

Solid film lubricant is a thin coating that bonds to a substrate. When cured, it provides permanent lubrication, reducing friction along the surface. Solid film lubricant is used in high and low temperature environments, where liquid lubricants would freeze or evaporate. It also works great in uses that demand a greater level of resistance to soil and water.


Common Film Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Defense/Military
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Automotive

The Solid Film Process

Before we apply a solid film lubricant, we will first clean and prepare to your substrate. This pre-treatment process includes degreasing, blasting, and passivation (if necessary). Next, the treatment process involves applying the coating through spraying, brushing, or dipping. The coating needs to cure by air drying, ensuring a high-quality, permanent lubricant. We handle this entire process internally, with QA to make sure the coating meets your specs.


All of our plating and coating processes can conform to RoHS standards for environmentally-safer chemicals. If your application requires RoHS or any additional compliance standards in your industry, let us know and we can adjust our process to meet your needs.

Solid Film Lubricant works on:

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Brass


  • Durable, permanent lubrication
  • Temperature resistant
  • Pressure resistant
  • Soil resistant
  • Water resistant


  • MIL-PRF-46010 Type I
  • MIL-PRF-46010 Type II


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Plating Processes

We’re a full-service plating company and our work conforms to ISO standards. Plating services include:

  • Anodize
  • Blasting
  • Phosphating
  • Passivate
  • Zinc plating
  • Baking
  • Electroless nickel
  • Chemical films
  • Solid Film Lubrication
and more…


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