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Ion Bond vs Melonite vs Black T questions

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mstennes, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. mstennes

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    So I have another 1911 thats needs refinished, my Pro has Black T which is great for corrosion control, but bad for wear resistance. My question here, taking the wear resistance out of the equation, which really is the better finish, as in for corrosion control, and lubricity?
    ETA, what are the pros and cons of each?
     
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  2. mstennes

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    Chrome is for barrels and street rods:faint:
     
  3. Hokie1911

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    Oh dear Lord....don't tell Joe things like that. :rofl:
     
  4. Quack

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  5. your thinking of the wrong kind of chrome. I guess Joe is going to have to show you what it looks like.:supergrin:
     
  6. GJ1981

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    Melonite would be the tops for your criteria. IB is very good for wear, but I have heard it is nowhere close to Melonite for corrosion resistance. IB also doesn't have much lubricity.

    There are downfalls to the Melonite. The biggest is the temperatures during the process.

    I've read reports claiming Black-T keeps protecting even if it wears off, but if I see bare metal, I feel it's unprotected. I remember seeing a post with a Pro with slight rust on the slide.

    If the color of the pistol isn't important, I'd say NP3/NP3+ would give the best overall value.
     
  7. Quack

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    OP also look at Regard//NP3
    Of what you have listed, they should all perform well.
    Black-T is used on submarines, so that should give a good indication on corrosion control
     
  8. mstennes

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    I know, one is industrial chrome and the other is "pretty" chrome, just being a :whistling:
     
  9. mstennes

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    Jeese, how did I forget those:shocked:
     
  10. I just wanted Joe to show off his NN.:supergrin:
     
  11. mstennes

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    Gotcha:dunno:, so how do you clean a chrome pistol? Maguires?:supergrin:
     
  12. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

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    Don't know about that one......The exterior of US Subs is a very highly classified, sound protective, acoustic absorbing material called anechoic coating. About the only thing it may have in common with Black T is the color. :)
     
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  13. mstennes

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    Pictures or it does not exist!
     
  14. Hokie1911

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    :rofl:

    That goofball has only posted pics of it 734 times in the past few months. :tongueout:
     
  15. :steamed::steamed:
    I didn't give you permission to post my Taurus Custom Shop Tacticool Blingalicius Operator. :tongueout:
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    He's very proud of it and loves to show it off.

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    Here's the AR he had made to match it.

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    ...and his favorite Sig as well.

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