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This is a discussion on If you had to refinish a glock who or what to use. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; i would either send it back to glock or to walter birdsong. his black t finish is the best that i have seen on any ...

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    i would either send it back to glock or to walter birdsong. his black t finish is the best that i have seen on any gun. well worth the $$$ and his prices are not high. several guys in the office have had their guns done.
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    Matte finished hard chrome for a two tone stainless look. That is what I always said I would do if I got ahold of a Glock that had a very worn finish. Haven't come across one yet though. You can get it done for a reasonable price. Google will help you.
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    Hold up: Glock's finish is an acid-etch (park of some variety) over Tennifer. The Tennifer isn't gone, unless you have a major gouge in the steel. You can actually take a wire-wheel to the slide, take all the park off, and have a nice silvery surface that is still nitrided.

    However, for "factory look" you can do a semi-gloss Lauer/Gun/Dura coat, or Brownells Teflon Moly over the current finish, with just a thorough degreasing. You will need a new firing pin channel liner (about $2, and easy to pull & replace yourself) if you do a bake finish.

    Krylon or Rustoleum aren't good choices for gun finishes. They may be removed (and come off as a paste) by penetrating lubes, nor do they survive heat and wear as well as the epoxy finishes. Yes, lots of folks do it; I've done quite a bit of my own finishing, and don't recommend it.
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    I had mine done at Robar. My slide, barrel and all internal parts done in NP3

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    Duracoat! It goes right over the GLOCK parkerizing with simple degreasing. I just did 3 GLOCKs and they turned out wonderfully. You don't need to bake it, but if you choose not to, you'll have to wait 10 days or so.

    Personally, I like the 'worn' look too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK Dan View Post
    Duracoat! It goes right over the GLOCK parkerizing with simple degreasing. I just did 3 GLOCKs and they turned out wonderfully. You don't need to bake it, but if you choose not to, you'll have to wait 10 days or so.

    Personally, I like the 'worn' look too.

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    Yeah, but we can't take your advice- you've admitted to Duracoating everything but the cat! (Fun hobby, isn't it!)
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    <chuckles> And darned if that cat wouldn't look better in OD...Now ya got me thinkin....

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    bright finish

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Hold up: Glock's finish is an acid-etch (park of some variety) over Tennifer. The Tennifer isn't gone, unless you have a major gouge in the steel. You can actually take a wire-wheel to the slide, take all the park off, and have a nice silvery surface that is still nitrided.

    However, for "factory look" you can do a semi-gloss Lauer/Gun/Dura coat, or Brownells Teflon Moly over the current finish, with just a thorough degreasing. You will need a new firing pin channel liner (about $2, and easy to pull & replace yourself) if you do a bake finish.

    Krylon or Rustoleum aren't good choices for gun finishes. They may be removed (and come off as a paste) by penetrating lubes, nor do they survive heat and wear as well as the epoxy finishes. Yes, lots of folks do it; I've done quite a bit of my own finishing, and don't recommend it.
    I took the .wire wheel to mine a while back , I like the ss look. looks like dull stainless steel this is on a g19 gen 2, on my g22 gen2 I took some of the finish off with scotch brite. I like the worn look, the reason I took the finish off of the g19 was when I bought it, it had a bad shiny finish on it that the guy did for me at the gun shop.
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    Send it back to Glock..... or you could always have it cerakoted if you want a custom look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    Send it back to Glock. They'll refinish it for a small fee. The black finish on a Glock is just black oxide, the tennifer is underneath that and that doesn't wear off.
    ^^^this^^^

    Personally, I wouldn't spend the money to do anything to it. I worn gun is a loved gun, IMO. If the wear really get to you that badly, I'd send it to Glock and let them refinish it. The thing to really consider is no finish is going to last forever on something that sees a lot of use. Now granted, if it's an LE trade in, it's probably seen more wear than you'll put it through in twice the time but it's a consideration nonetheless. If an imperfect finish bothers you now just think how an imperfect finish is going to bother you after you've already paid to fix it.

    Bottom line, if you want the 'problem' fixed, spend the dough to do it right otherwise you'll still be unhappy and you'll just have less money.
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    Send it to Glock... They will do it right....
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    It's a Glock......Even with the finish on the 31C wore off it still does not rust....
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