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can a stainless slide be (reliably) refinished?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by revel8, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. revel8

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    I asked springfield about making the emp slide black to match the frame, they said nothing would have good adhesion to the slide. True?

    Also, could the frame be made to look like the slide, via bead-blasting or something simliar? Not digging this particular two-tone, love the gun though!
     
  2. bac1023

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    :dunno:

    Dan Wesson uses a black finish on their Valor. Its a stainless 1911 as far as I know.


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  3. Hokie1911

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    Man, that Valor is AWESOME. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Trey83

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    Doesn't the Gen III coating from Ed Brown go over a stainless frame and slide?

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  5. bac1023

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    Thanks man.

    I haven't shot it since I did a comparison range report I did between it and my Sprngfield TRP.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885646

    That was over two years ago. Honestly, I'm not even sure I've shot my TRP since then either. :dunno:

    Sad, but true. I have too many, I guess. :embarassed:
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    I will PM you my address. Send it here and I will make sure it gets plenty of attention. :thumbsup:
     
  7. JRB75

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    I was recently emailing Deb from the Springfield custom shop about some work. She told me that the frame could be done in ceramic coat to make it silver and there would be no problems with putting Black T on the slide. Not sure why they couldn't Armory Kote the slide as well..
     
  8. bac1023

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    I'm not sure.

    Maybe Armory Kote doesn't adhere to stainless well.

    Black T is far better anyway.
     
  9. JRB75

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    I agree. Revel, just keep in mind if you go with Black T, it will add to the turn around time. I won't say what I was quoted.. :whistling:

    Now if you are just planning on getting your EMP refinished.. Robar is always an option.. You could do a NP3 Plus and Roguard finish to get your two tone look...
     
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  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Yup, all stainless steel. Forged stainless to boot. :)

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  11. MD357

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    That's BS, lots of coatings will work on the slide.

    On your frame question it depends on whether you have the 9mm or .40. The .40 is a Stainless frame and the 9mm is a alum alloy. You are somewhat limited as to what you can do with the alum frame.
     
  12. Quack

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    I believe that the black parts of the Black Stainless Loaded's are AK

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    the EMP .40 frame is carbon steel with AK
    the 9mm frame is anodized alloy


    my Kobra Carry is GenIII coated SS.
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  13. Hokie1911

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    Cobra, that may be the sexiest Valor ever. :thumbsup:
     
  14. MD357

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    Funny thing is that via the Springfield website the EMP .40 frame is stainless steel "black hardcoat anodized."
     
  15. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Yeah maybe, but I really like bobtailed 1911s, so it just worked out that way. :)
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    Me too. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Quack

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    my bad, it is anodized as well
     
  18. bac1023

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    No doubt :cool:
     
  19. bac1023

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    Its also the prototype for the new VBOB. :supergrin: