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    Looking to refinish Kahr PM9...

    Was wondering how to refinish my kahr. It is a toss between blacked steel, chrome, nickel, or those spray on ones. Can you guys/gays post pics of different finishes, so I can see side by side? Thanks.......

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    Look into this http://www.robarguns.com/
    I had a Beretta that was coated with NP3 from them (magazines included). Very impressive stuff.
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    "Can you guys/gays post pics of different ..."

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    I used DuraCoat on a couple of pistols. Up front, I'm not a skilled paint artist and had never used an airbrush before. The prep is a lot of work to get it right, and I had to redo a couple of pieces due to my ill-prep job. It came out looking pretty good (wasn't expecting professional-grade appearance), and if the perfect finish was my agenda, I'd send it in to someone who knows what they're doing more than I do.

    All in all, I'm satisfied with my job. The jury is still out on the durability of the finish. A couple of years will tell. I just refinished the second pistol, and as soon as the new grips come back from engraving, I'll post a couple of pics.

    There's a couple of threads with pics of the first refinishing. Search "CZ-82" and it should pop up.
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    Duracoat is the way to go. For a small handgun like the PM9 its a 10 min. finish job. The prep and cleanup will thake longer. All you need is an airbrush kit ($15 at Harbour Freight Tools) and an air compressor. There are several tutorials on You Tube. Its easy if you have even basic handyman skills. I have done 8-9 handguns and a couple of rifles and they all turned out nicely. If you do a search here there will be some post about Duracoat.



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