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Posted: 10/18/2004 10:24:18 PM EST
I'm looking for the strongest black (or blued) finish, anyone have any suggestions?
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[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 11:42:25 PM EST by SO-COM]
Is Black-t already a glossy finish, or will i be able to keep the rounds dull and the flats gloss?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 4:32:39 AM EST
Parkerizing is pretty nice... I don't have experience with any other finishes, but I do have a 1911 parkerized. It's a nice matte black finish.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:31:22 AM EST
Parkerized
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FYI...parkerizing does exactly nothing to prevent rust. What it DOES do is provide many, many small pores into which you can rub oil or other rust inhibiting compounds...my personal favorite is RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease). It will also act to somewhat hide any rust that may get started on a gun...the reason the FBI does not use it on their guns any more...but that's a different issue from a personal weapon owned by someone who takes care of his / her firearm. You must wipe down new parkerizing several days in a row...5 at least, then twice or so a week, then...once the pores are full... once a month or less will do fine. (It also cuts shine and glare...something the military prefers for obvious reasons)
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[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 4:30:24 PM EST by bvmjethead]
Is there a hard chrome black that is flat?

I have a CQB I want re-done.........
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:33:51 AM EST
I would suggest Wilson Combat's Armor Tuff finish.

Wilson Combat
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:36:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Is there a hard chrome black that is flat?

I have a CQB I want re-done.........



The finish comes out flat or shiney depending on the metal that's chromed. If you have the entire pistol bead blasted before chroming it'll come out flat. If it has polished flats they'll be shiney but the bead blasted areas will be flat.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 7:57:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Is there a hard chrome black that is flat?

I have a CQB I want re-done.........



The finish comes out flat or shiney depending on the metal that's chromed. If you have the entire pistol bead blasted before chroming it'll come out flat. If it has polished flats they'll be shiney but the bead blasted areas will be flat.



Ahhh. Never realised that.. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:05:04 AM EST
I love Black-T, but it's soft. I'm actually considering having my Wilson CQB redone in either T or black chrome, because I have succeeded in making the grip safety rust through the Armor Tuff by sweating on it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:38:08 AM EST
Can these finishes be applied to stainless?
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Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:24:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By shotgun:
Can these finishes be applied to stainless?



Yes Hard Chrome can be applied to carbon and stainless. Stainless actually benefits because it'll gall less. Check out Virgil Tripps company www.trippresearch.com When I had by Beretta 92 Elites slide hardchromed I also had all the other steel and the stainless barrel so the barrel would match in color.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:27:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Worth reading:

Hilton Yam on finishes



Great reading, thanks Lumpy.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:33:02 PM EST
I have tried them all. The two I have kept are Black-T and Bodycote. They are the best of their respective types.

Be well!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 12:51:47 PM EST
I like the AZEX Arms parkote. It's essetially a moly coat of your color choice soaked into a parkerized finish. Derek does top grade work!

www.azexarms.com
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:35:23 PM EST
Gun-kote, once you get the hang of it, it's a dream. It has the porosity of parkerizing, is a rust inhibitor in itself and is (depending on what you get) moly or teflon based so it acts as a dry lubricant.Got it on my win.70 '06, 1911, and my car-15. Love the stuff.
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