Kashima Coat: What is it, and why do you care?

With companies like Fox Shox adding Kashima coatings to their shock bodies as a premium addition to their standard shocks, more people have taken notice of it. The coating’s signature gold color is pretty, of course, but what is Kashima Coat, and what does it do? According to Kashima-Coat.com, it “is a lubricating anodized aluminum researched and developed by Miyaki.” So it boils down to being a special coating for aluminum parts. But it is more than that.

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