This is a discussion on Best coating? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I want to get my slide refinished on my pistol. Wich is the toughest coating? cerekote? NIC Industries - Firearm Coatings Roguard? Roguard Firearms Finish...
Robar has been in business a long time. They stand behind their products. I don't have experience with their Roguard, but their NP3 is indestructible. The coatings like Cerakote are spray & bake.
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Armoloy is a classic Tough As Nails firearm finish.
True hard Chromium with no possibility of Hydrogen Embrittlement.
Will not chip, flake, or peel.
Apply Armoloy process to your Firearms
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(you really weren't expecting one "best" answer on a gun discussion board, were you?)
Go Glock - until you can afford H&K
Seconded on Melonite, only from Coal Creek Armory. (Good folks)
Well, my slide is already treated with tennifer, wich is the same thing as melonite just another name for it I believe. But the coating they put over the tennifer is a greenish color and not very slick. I want to have the coating chemically removed, wich wont hurt the tennifer, and re-coated to a slick satin black.
I would have to agree- any of the nitride finishes (Melonite among a couple of other names, IIRC.) Nitride may be penetrated, but will not flake, as HC can if sorely abused. Pretty much the top tier in friction/wear reduction and corrosion protection.
Personally, I do Duracoat or Teflon Moly, but those are DIY affairs, and more convenient (for me) than sending out for refininsh.
What are you trying to coat? If the weapon is Parkerized, all you really have to do is degrease it thoroughly and apply the coating and bake it at around 325* in your oven. If the weapon is blued, bead blasting is a significant aid in getting the coating to stick. If you have an auto refinishing shop nearby, they will frequently be willing to blast your stripped parts while you wait for $20 or so.
Don't do the sear or sear-surface on the hammer (you can, but it's best not to.)
If you have an airbrush, that works extremely well. If not, the spray can is okay, as long as you take your time, and do thin, even coats.