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Gun refinishing questions...

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Kaiser Soze, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    Who can you guys recommend to do gun refinishing here? I have a slight rust problem on my blued pistol.

    Does anyone do black parkerization or black chrome?

    Also, how much would this cost?

    Thanks guys, any suggestions would be great!
     
  2. TTPower

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    there are lots of gunstores that does refinishing... if u want to have the whole gun black chromed it will cost around 6-7k. bogs usually recommend metrillo or col. bayang but they charge a bit higher coz they are really good. ask around or visit some gun stores im sure they can refer u to some1 who can do it for a good price
     

  3. paltiq

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    how durable is the black chrome? any experiences? kasing tibay ba ng white hard chrome?magkano kaya?tnx:upeyes:
     
  4. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    Thanks for the replies guys! May nahanap din yung Tito ko na gumagawa ng black chrome sa Crame daw...pero titignan muna namin yung mga nagawa na niya bago kami magpagawa ng amin.
     
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    louie samson?
     
  6. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Hard chrome is the best finish - black chrome is not durable at all.
     
  7. horge

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    My impression as well.
    I was disappointed with a black chrome job
    on a spare 1911 slide I had.

    It wore fast, and actually peeled in tiny areas.
    The refinish was done through a VERY highly regarded 'smith.
    He honorably offered to back-job it, even though I had
    received it as good, and he had forewarned me of its
    inferiority to hardchrome...

    but I chose to just unload the part to a third party, at a loss.
     
  8. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    Whoa...I better tell my uncle because he's planning to have a HK P7 done along with my P3AT!

    Thanks for the heads up sirs, and sir Shipwreck..."I got a fever, and the cure is more COWBELL!" I loved tha skit! HAHAHAA!:animlol: :thumbsup: :supergrin: :rofl:
     
  9. royal glockster

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    Tama po kayo! blackchrome is only for looks, later on it will chip-off especially kung lagi nababad sa W40..Though hardchrome is the best metal finish, the "tenifer" metal treatment in glocks is exceptional when it comes to durability and rust resistance...:hugs:
     
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    Tama po kayo! blackchrome is only for looks, later on it will chip-off especially kung lagi nababad sa W40..Though hardchrome is the best metal finish, the "tenifer" metal treatment in glocks is exceptional when it comes to durability and rust resistance...:hugs:
     
  11. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Well, tennifers outter coating will still wear - If U carry a Glock in a holster everyday, it will start to have some finish wear after 6 months or so - Granted, the finish resists holster wear longer than other finished that gun makers put on their guns. And, the tennifer is better for salt immersion and the like.

    But for straight holster wear or any other wear, hard chrome is the best. Unless you scratch it with metal on metal, or just drag it across cement, U will get no wear on it from using the gun. Years later, your slide will look brand new.
     
  12. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    Too bad tenifer is a proprietary finish...ok, so we more or less established that hard chrome is the way to go...but my gun is a concealment piece...can you guys recommend someone who does hardchrome that isn't too shiny? I'd like my P3AT too look a little matte colored like this...

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  13. Wilson 17&26

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    These folks http://www.apwcogan.com/Refinishing.htm do hard chrome and have a very good reputation. They do the Matte Hard Chrome for Kel-Tec. The slide below is from their factory.
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    i_am_infinity Pang Altar

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    don't u want parkerized? My sti's finish is Park grey...my 'smith told me it's better than bluing since it's tougher daw...
     
  15. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    I'd love them to do my slide sir Wilson, problem is I'm in the Philippines, and I don't want to risk losing my slide in the mail/delivery service. I'd like to have it done locally if possible.

    @I_am_infinity - parkerized is good, but I don't know who does it here...
     
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    i_am_infinity Pang Altar

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    my 'smith does it at his shop.
     
  17. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    PM mo naman sa akin yung address sir...hopefully in the South ang shop nya, I'm from Muntinlupa. Q.C. is a looooong way for me!
     
  18. horge

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    Parkerizing (phosphate) finishes aren't corrosion-protective
    by themselves, at least nowhere near what most people assume.
    The idea to phosphate coats is they provide a semi-permeable layer
    that can soak up oil --which is what does the actual protecting.

    infinity spoke of his STI, and his smith was correct:
    park is certainly tougher than blue. Both finishes are fine
    for a holster piece, especially one used occasionally, but
    for a sweat-intensive daily-carry pocket gun like a P3AT,
    perhaps the most practical finishes for warding off
    wear and corrosion are hardchrome, nickel or baked-on poly.

    Hardchrome and nickel can be had in satin or mirror finish.

    I'm partial to the more-visible finishes for a SMALL carry piece.
    Tactical black is fine if you're on a tactical mission :tongueout:
    but when you have a peashooter in hand, maybe you WANT the bad guy
    to have a visual clue as to what you're pointing at him.

    If he still advances despite seeing your piece, and hearing you
    say you will use it for fear of your life, then you can definitely
    assume he means to kill you. Solid grounds for a righteous shoot.
    Besides, there's a chance he'll give up the assault if he sees
    a recognizable gun in your hand, and no need to shoot then, eh?

    :)
    JM2P
     
  19. mc_oliver

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    Black chrome that chips means it wasn't done correctly in the first place. Done correctly, it should only fade like the glock's old phosphate coating. But not as fast as blueing.
     
  20. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    U want a matter hard chrome finish - it can be two ways - shiney or matte.

    Since U may not be in the US, I am not sure who U can use.

    I have had 3 done here in TX, though...

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