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Anyone hard chrome their 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glockin-45, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. glockin-45

    glockin-45

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    I like black guns. But i wish i would have gotten my TRP in stainless. Anyone have pis of their 1911, that they had hard chromed, and how it lasted. TKS!
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Here's a few of them.

    NH Predator II w/bobtail
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    Guncrafter Model 1 in .50GI
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    STI Legacy
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  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    RRA
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    Guncrafter No Name CCO
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    Total custom Kimber
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    Guncrafter No Name Commander and total custom Colt Commander
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    Well, there's a few of them. I have 4 more out being hardchromed as I type. :cool: Hardchrome is great stuff. And Chris at Metaloy is the best at it. Give him a call and he can hook you up.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    On a side note, hardchrome is extremely hard to photograph. All of those guns have the exact same finish and look identical in person next to each other.
     
  6. mleroux21

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    Joe is definitly the guy to talk to about Hardchrome!

    Marc
     
  7. rebby

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    APW Cogan did a matte hard chrome on one of mine. Fantastic finish. Only downside of the matte is that it will polish itself with use so places of friction (under the safety, slide lock) will get that mirror finish eventually. It took probably 5000 rounds for mine to polish itself though.
     
  8. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Mine is hard chromed, but I bought it that way.


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  9. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

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    2740 is known to have caused a chrome shortage in the USA several times in the 1911 forum.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I think Joe has a deal to have his carcass hard chromed before he is buried! :rofl:
     
  11. I love blue steel guns but I have sweat like acid. I had the frame on my combat commander done about 25 years ago and the frame looks as good as it did when I had it done.
     
  12. I had my Kimber Hard Chromed at Tripp Research in 2003...it looks about the same as it did when completed...very pleased with Hard Chroming...

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    Bill
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

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  14. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    That is STUNNING!

    My contribution, I had my Caspian race gun hard chromed in 1996 after it rusted when shooting in the rain. Many matches later, some in rain, snow, and 100K+ later, the finish hasn't really changed much.

    Done right, it lasts and wears really well.
     
  15. 3rdgen40

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    Do you use Metaloy in Berryville ? I'm thinking about this finish for my project gun.It's going see some hard use and I need an extremely durable finish for it.
     
  16. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  17. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    He might be able to buy a tank of gas for it with what I need done...:rofl: