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Aftermarket slide finish question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by atl3axj, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. atl3axj

    atl3axj

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    I want to replace my Gen 4 17 but hate the dull finish. What aftermarket finish most closely resembles old shiny flock finish?
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  2. SCC

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    you can call glock they do a refinish .. not sure what one they do .. they are not done in house
     

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    elde Lifetime Member

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    Call CCR and speak with Brad or Mary. I was very pleased with their "house black" finish, which came very close to the original semi-gloss Glock finish.

    (Their pricing is very reasonable as well.)

    http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/
     
  4. KentuckyPatriot

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    I have had all my Glocks Cerakoted. Some in a bit of a shinier black, and the others in the Armorer Black which is a duller finish.

    All have been great. Mine were done by Kentucky Gun Coatings

    $40/slide and $10/magazine
     
  5. SGT45

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    Look into IonBond.
     
  6. roadkill46

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    Rock Your Glock did an outstanding job on my first gen 17, complete with engraving and a few extra parts, not expensive $105 for everything. quick turnaround. i carry it daily and it has not had any holster wear issues at all. you should check them out. engraving is fantastic, Army Seal centered between rear site and ejection port, new captured RSA, replaced all springs in slide, hate to shoot it but put 300 mixed rounds downrange yesterday along with a gen 3 19, only took 2 to the forehead, don't bother me a bit.
     
  7. Wawrz

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    Don't send you glock back to Smyrna for a refinish and expect to get the old shiny black teflon finish - It's a gamble and most likely they will still coat it with the dull finish(That's what they did when I sent my g19 to be refinished)
     
  8. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    The very newest Glocks have a shiny black finish which is pretty darn close to the original shiny black finish. The new one looks ever so slightly lighter, but other than that it looks identical.

    Up until a few months ago they were using the gray finish, I hope they stick with the new shiny black. If you were to send the slide back to Glock for refinishing you'd very likely get the gray finish.
     
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  10. MoneyMaker

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    get a can of high temp flat black header paint an do it yourself
     

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    Wow- great idea. It is flat, no gloss black though.



     
  12. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    At different times over the past 9 years I've read of the black finish on Glock slides as being either manganese phosphate, or an apparently baked on, 'polymerized oil'. It made sense to me that the black coating which results from a full hot salt bath nitrocarburizing process might have had this polymerized oil applied over it while the metal was still warm from the salt bath.

    It appears that we're actually discussing 3 different slide finishes (processes) that the factory has used at different times: (1) manganese phosphate over a nitride base, (2) polymerized oil over a partial nitride base, and (3) the residual compound that results from Glock's new nitrocarburizing process that is, essentially, left in an, 'as is' state.

    From what I can tell, manganese phosphate and polymerized oil have a very similar black appearance; but, the new nitride residue coating appears to be much softer and, somewhat, gray in color.
     
  13. atl3axj

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'm gonna do CCR or Black-T.

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  14. vmann

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    do the ccr....