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Refinish Kimber Raptor

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by La26, Dec 30, 2010.


  1. La26

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    I just bought a used Kimber Pro Raptor II that has the original finish. The gun was a duty carry weapon, and has holster wear, but no major blemishes or pitting. What type of finish would you recommend for a duty weapon? I called Kimber, and they offer a KimPro finish that is supposed to be more durable than the original finish.
     

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    Melonite..
     
  4. airflyer

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    Hard chrome would be the best , the kimpro finish is not that great have it on my carry gun, super carry pro and it didn't take a week to start showing wear .But I don't baby my carry gun it's got lots of scratches
     
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    Hardchrome or NP3+.
     
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    Shocking recommendation...:tongueout:
     
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    You know I lean towards the hardchrome, but I'm really liking my NP3+ TRS. :cool:
     
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    Melonite(Isonite), Ion-Bond, or Hard Hat.
     
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    let it be. if you carry it or shoot it, its gonna wear.
     
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  12. Quack

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    you just can't see the wear in the photo's.
    the DW is only a few months old.
    The EMP has the most carry time, but you can't see the holster wear on teh SS slide.
    i don't carry the 5" guns.

    here's a shot of the Professional where you can see the wear.
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    there's even holster wear on my SS guns
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    wear looks good

    ...can the guy get the Kimber refinished in a Barney-purple of some sort??
     
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    yep, just like Tori Nonaka's Glock

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    perfect!!


    a Barney holster should come with every Raptor
     
  16. La26

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    Thanks for the replies. I like the hard hat finish by Severnscustom. I sent him an e-mail to get some info.

    Barney holster:rofl::rofl:- That's some funny ***** !! Flipper 348, thanks for taking time to respond:wavey:
     
  17. Cerebrus

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    thats just hawt!!
     
  18. Quack

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    she's not bad either...
     
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