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Posted: 11/25/2005 12:34:07 PM EDT
Is it possible and what could I use? I recently purchased a Ruger SP101 to replace one that was stolen from me years ago. Its purpose is CCW when I am on my motorcycle (riding gauntlets didn't fit too well in the trigger frame of my Glock). I have already done a trigger job and replaced the springs in it to eliminate the creepy, grindey factory feel of it. Also I have done a bit of melting and smoothing on the sharp edges and polished the heck out of it using felt wheels on my dremmel and jewler's rouge. Now that I have wasted probably about eight hours on making it shine I was wondering how possible it would be to refinish it in a nice matte black. Thankyou for any advice. matt
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 3:31:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 3:45:00 AM EDT by hobbs5624]
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Link Posted: 11/27/2005 10:42:36 PM EDT
I used alumihyde 2 on an AK and it turned out good but you have to let it set for ever and a day since it is not baked.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 3:50:43 AM EDT
Brownells baking laquer, but it's not too durable.
Gun Kote
Dura Cote
The above are do it yourself coatings.

titanium nitride
Black-T a Teflon based finish
Black-Ti a titanium nitride finish, no relation to Black-T
Boron Carbide, not quite black though. A very dark charcoal grey with a cool bluing like appearance.

There are a couple other coatings that I can't think of right now.
The titanium nitride and Boron Carbide finishes are the most durable, being harder than the steel they are applied to.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 5:02:00 AM EDT
Cool, thanks for the info guys. About how much would it cost for the boron carbide?
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:07:59 AM EDT
TAG. How do you apply that finish?
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 8:28:31 AM EDT
Another option would be to have the stainless bead blasted. It leaves the metal a matte grey finish. I've had a couple of pistols blasted (it's also cheap) and liked the results. BSW
Link Posted: 12/5/2005 4:56:16 AM EDT
How badly does the sand/bead blasting show scratches and wear?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:45:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sgian:
How badly does the sand/bead blasting show scratches and wear?


You want glass bead not sand.
Glass leaves a much smoother finish.
As far as wear and scratches go, it is the same for a regular stainless.

I have a 625 that was bead blasted. It is very dull looking and does not reflect any light.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:43:49 AM EDT
Actually you can apply black oxide to stainless steel for a nice black finish that has good wear properties..........

Bob Hostetter
Bar Sto Pistols
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