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Having a Glock Slide Re-Tennifered>???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ULVER, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    IIRC, Glock offers this service. Yet, I read that the process is not allowed to be applied in the States, because of some E.P.A. law.

    Does anyone know what the real deal is>???

    I was thinking of having it done, to a vintage 1986 Glock 17, I still carry.

    Thanks!:thumbsup:
     
  2. noway

    noway

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    contact glockUSA and they can give you the prices on refinishing,but are you needing the coating redone or the metal treatment redone ( tennifer )?


    Also bogus on your claims as it can't be done in the USA. The treatment is done via smith-wesson on it's new ,M&P pistols and a company in CA does it by the name of Melonite.
     

  3. Adam5

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    Tenifer doesn't wear off/out. It's done when something is made. It'slike a knife with a heat treated blade, the heat treatment doesn't wear, just the surface treatment(chrome, black chrome, polish, etc) wears. The tenifer treatment is integral to the metal.
     
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    The Tenifer treatment includes the black oxide surface finish.
    It is done in the USA, but marketed under a different trade name "Melonite".
    You just need your parts re-oxidized in the AB-1 bath.
    Ypu do not need to "re-tenifer" the steel, it allready has as much Nitrogen infused into the sleel lattice that it can accept.
    Any shop that does black oxide could do it, but you'll probubly get the best price and turnaround by sending it back to Glock USA.
     
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    FWIW: I've ued Tripp Coatings in Alpine TX do do 2 slides that came out with a semi-gloss type look. Cost was at that time the same range as what glock would do.

    IIRC $47.00


    http://www.trippresearch.com/


    Their cobra coating is something that you might want to look into.
     
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    B+Shooter Last Man Out!

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  7. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    :blondmoment: :supergrin: Maybe I should think a bit harder. I knew that the tennifer process was a permanent, sustained metal treatment. It's the coating finish that becomes discolored or blemished.

    I'm sure Glock can handle that, as I am about 10 miles from Glock USA, outside Atlanta
     
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    Just drop off/pick up. Easy choice.:thumbsup:
     
  9. J.P.

    J.P. Intergalactic

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    ^^^^^^^^
    What he said.