DIY Refinishing a slide with Gun-Kote

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    DIY Refinishing a slide with Gun-Kote

    Here is the writeup with lots of pics (click each pic for a larger version). Sorry for not just pasting it here. I wrote it as a blog post so it's not in BB Code. I'm not about to re-link all the photos so you'll have to view the blog post.

    Refinishing a slide with KG Gun-Kote | NY Firearms

    And here is what it turned out like:

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    You did a super nice job. Looks great.

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    Thanks. Just before I hit it with the media blaster I cringed at the thought of butchering the job. I had the dreaded XD surface rust occasionally and had holster wear down to bare metal so I had to do something about it.

    If I had to do it over again I might go with a little finer blast media but I'm happy with it. Hopefully it's durable. I won't find out until I get some night sights for it and start carrying it again. I figure if I'm going to knock the sights out to do this I might as well upgrade them.

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    You won't have those problems anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkvibe View Post
    Thanks. Just before I hit it with the media blaster I cringed at the thought of butchering the job. I had the dreaded XD surface rust occasionally and had holster wear down to bare metal so I had to do something about it.

    If I had to do it over again I might go with a little finer blast media but I'm happy with it. Hopefully it's durable. I won't find out until I get some night sights for it and start carrying it again. I figure if I'm going to knock the sights out to do this I might as well upgrade them.
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    Great job indeed.
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    I coated a RIA 1911 with gunkote after the factory coating started wearing off and I was getting rust from sweat,no more rust problem
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    Very nice work... interesting write-up...
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    I checked out their site and it seems that this product might be superior to most, especially with regards to durability. There certainly is a wide choice of colors available. I have a couple of shottys that are in dire need of a makeover, I may give it a try.
    Typically with oven baked finishes, durability is lacking.
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    I LOVE their K-Phos stuff. Used it after blasting my Saiga-12 and re-coating with Norrell's Moly Resin. Was tricky getting the whole thing in the oven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    Typically with oven baked finishes, durability is lacking.
    I believe that's backwards. Air cured stuff is typically a softer finish. I assume you're talking about coatings and not plating? Of course nickel/chrome plate or a hybrid like Robar will be better than a simple cured "paint".

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    From what I gathered gun-kote and similar products are the most durable finishes you can do at home.

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