Re: Aluma-Hyde II
I refinish many of my black rifles as black is horrible under NV.
Anyway, I haven't used Aluma Hyde, but I've been using Norrell's Moly Resin and KG Gunkote for years now. They are thermal cured, which means that you must bake them in the oven. Very tough finish, but not as tough as Cerakote. I never used Cerakote personally, but I've had some firearms finished with Cerakote.
You really want to bake the finish if you want it to last. Anything that is air cured like Duracoat is just Sherwin Williams paint that has been re branded and add a premium in cost.
If you want a rattle can...Aervoe paints are pretty durable. I've been using Aervoe if I want a camo pattern.