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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 1/8/2002 4:52:14 PM EDT
I'd appreciate any advice on the pros/cons of this finish. Looking to do pistol/rifle/shotgun (but not AR).

Link Posted: 1/8/2002 5:05:34 PM EDT
It obviously will inhibit corrosion to a large degree, and I personally like the grey color of it.

Ever look at the Les Baer web page? They refinish guns, to what I've heard is a really nice, tough final product.
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 11:15:32 AM EDT
Contrary to what a lot of people think, the corrosion resistance of parkerizing isn't solely due to the phosphating itself; its main purpose is to enable the metal to retain oil. If the finish is dry, it won't take much to rust.

Pro's are: it's cheap, common, and provides a nice matte finish.

Con's are: hard to touch up, not as corrosion resistant as film-based coatings, scratches show up more.
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 5:02:36 PM EDT
So, ken_mays what would you suggest as an alternative to parkerizing?

Also, what about scratch resistance?

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