A novel wear resistant glass-ceramic coating system (based on SiO2-B2O3-Al2O3 glass system) on iron based substrate was developed. Friction coefficient, wear rate and coefficient of thermal expansion of coating material were evaluated using suitable methods. The coating materials and the resultant coatings were characterized using differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). XRD analysis of the coating materials showed presence of a number of microcrystal. SEM micrographs indicate strong chemical bonding at the iron-ceramic interface. The coating material showed perfect properties for protection the iron substrate from abrasion.