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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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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. :biggrin2:

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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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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