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Refinishing my G19 slide...should i go two tone?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Cool Hand Hodge, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Cool Hand Hodge

    Cool Hand Hodge Senior Member

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    My 19 slide is showing some serious wear on the black finish after a decade of carry. I no longer carry the gun so i have decided to get the slide refinished so it can live out its retirement in style. Im having done by M and R arms as i have several guns finished in their diamond kote and love it. My question to you, should i go with a matte black or a stainless looking silver?:dunno:
     
  2. Wawrz

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    I would only go two tone if you were getting a finish that actually improved the durability of the slide like an EXO or Robar's NP3 coating that adds to the durability and self lubrication. If the coating is not going to enhance anything besides aesthetics then it's all about what you think looks better.
     

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    9mm +p+

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    Personally I'd go SS look, i think that looks realy good on a Glock.
     
  4. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    I have a G27 that is sporting a LoneWolf Slide and a OEM Black Glock barrel... and I have grown to really like the silver & black color combo.

    I'll see if I have a picture around here...
     
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    I thought you might consider maize and blue!:supergrin:
     
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    What have some GlockTalkers gone to get your glock slide stainless? I have been doing a lot of research and it seems like sending your glock slide back to Glock is the best way to get it stainless.

    Has anybody sent there slide back to Glock to get it stainless? I have TFO night sights now, I would assume Glock would put the right sights back onto the slide after it becomes stainless. The cost seems to be under 100 bucks thru Glock.
     
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    I know I'm late to this thread. My G27 is going to fail zero tomorrow. It's 80 bucks more than WMD guns. But it's a 7-10 day turnaround time.
     
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    The 2 times I've used CCR, they have gotten it to shipping within a week.

    Check the classifieds, they often run specials on Glock slides.

    Warning: the NiB finsih is slick to the hands too, not just the action parts.
     
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    I take it your Lone Wolf slide is stainless. Has it performed as well as the original Glock slide? Did you use all after market parts in the slide? Hope you can share a photo of your G27.
     
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    ccr

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    CPII is an Nickel/Boron Nitride plating process it is self lubricating but not slick or too slipery.

    We ar currently running a Glock slide sale for $79
     
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    Walk Soft

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    What does ccr stand for?Do you have a link?
    Nevermind,I see.
     
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    I like the two tone look if the silver is from something like NiB, CPII, Nickel, or hard chrome. I personally would go with a version of the Nickel/Boron plating from a company known for fantastic work, even if it cost more. There are a lot of reviews on GT for this kind of work.

    If I were having it cerakoted I would go with black.

    I think the truly worn look is also nice, as long as it was earned through years of use/carry. An artificially stressed look sucks and is a lie!

    IMHO - The best refinishing is the one you like best, and the best color is the one you like best. If you like the two tone look go with the silver color. Good luck with your decision!