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Who Does the Best Blueing Locally?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Alexii, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Like what the thread title says, who's the best these days?

    Let's say I want what's written on the slide and frame erased, who makes the most "pulido" and durable finish? Right now, I'm leaning towards the services of Final Option but if you guys know firsthand anybody who does excellent work on a gun's finish, I'd like to know more about it.

    Thanks!
     

  2. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Oh, my apologies, bluewater. I meant here in the Philippines. :)

    Welcome to the BOGs!
     
  3. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    Priceless, Alexii... heee heee.
    It's just far too easy to forget this is an
    internationally-accessible forum. I should know...

    No leads on good Philippine blueing, I'm afraid...

    For mirror-gloss black hardchrome, on the other hand...
    well, you could consider inquiring with RELIABLE at Ali Mall:
    At the last Gun Show at MegaMall, they were going on and on about
    their superior refinishes, from various phosphate (park) to organics,
    to damascened black chrome... I'd think they'd do blueing too.
    :)
     
  4. Eye Cutter

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    PBD does in-house blueing and parkerizing. for hard chrome and black chrome, the contractor pbd sends its stuff to does excellent work. sila din ang refinishers nang TW, Final and First option. that's where they sent my single stack to get black chromed.
     
  5. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Thanks for the tips, guys.

    Doc EC, does black chrome wear well with time? I don't expect it not to show wear at all. On the contrary, I like the look of a worn gun but I'd hate it if the finish will flake in sheets ala second-rate car paint jobs.

    Will black chrome be a sturdy finish for a gun that will see much carry and use?
     
  6. Eye Cutter

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    i like dark finishes that's why i opted for black chrome. if its done correctly, the black chrome will hold up and age gracefully. Dapat maganda metal prep para yung first plating maganda kapit.

    but the best finish for hard use pistols will be hard chrome. i like the gray finish of the final outcome. i think it's bead or sand blasted to get the dull finish. don't polish the flats to a mirror shine or it will turn out to be a pimp gun!
     
  7. what about parkerized coating? who does this best in the country?
     
  8. mc_oliver

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    Black chrome done correctly wears off like blueing, but only in frequent-contact areas. Once the black wears off, the greyish under-chrome is exposed so the metal is still protected from the elements.

    Like this (this is Col. Bayang's gun, btw):
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  9. gunfool

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    Damn nice gun! Yan ang gusto ko sa boga may wear off konte. Makapag-hanap na nga rin ng para frame. :) Oh jun isa kang tunay na baliw, sa baril..........
     
  10. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Ayos! Thanks, Doc EC and Mc_O!

    Just one more question-- when you send your gun in for refinishing, can they also refinish the external parts (hammer, slide stop, thumb safety, etc.) assuming I wanted them in the same finish or is it better to leave them untouched for whatever reason?
     
  11. Eye Cutter

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    the original blueing of the LDA was wearing off and rust was already forming so i had the frame parkerized.

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    parkerizing is durable but it was not holding up well to hard use so i decided to have the frame black chromed. i also had the controls hard chromed and polished for contrast on the all black pistol.

    that was before i knew na bawal pala mag-refinish to a different type finish in production division pistols. so walang magsusumbong, ha!?!
     
  12. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    i like it better with the rubber grips, rugged all the way. if the grip tapes are removed, the rosewood ones would fare better...but that's just me:)
     
  13. mc_oliver

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    You're welcome. :)

    The small parts usually kasama na sa re-finishing. And on top of that some would even chrome 2 of your mags for free. Depende kasi sa klase ng steel, if left "in the white" kinakalawang agad kasi medyo humid dito sa atin. However, if you chrome them, you can always ask the plater to bead blast it for a subdued look or shine it like mad to a pimpin' bling. ;f Personally, I prefer a colt-like look on the flats (yung kita pa kain ng liha), something like this:
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