Rutile-basic coated hardfacing electrode which deposits Co-Cr-W alloy weld metal. Suitable to use in hardfacing of parts subjected to either the single or combined effect of: heavy metal-to-metal wear or abrasion, high temperatures (ranging from 500°C to 900°C) and corrosive environments. Due to its very high hardness it is recommmended for applications where shocks are low or moderate. Suitable for rolling mill guides, extrusion dies, valve seats, mechanical parts of steam turbines, pump tubing and shafts and mixer blades. Preferred to use with DC, electrode in positive (+) and possible to use with also AC.