So, I have this xdm, that I love dearly. It has recently (and i mean the first time it was holstered) gotten some slide wear on it. So, I've been looking at other finishes for the firearm. I have never had a firearm refinished and I don't really know the options and how effective they are or what benefit they offer over other finishes. I have considered hard chroming all metal parts of the pistol through springfield, but it's a bit expensive. To beat you all to the punch, I realize my carry gun is a tool. I am fully aware and expect slide wear. I was considering hard chroming it before this happened. It's more of a preventative maintenance and durability issue for me than because I want a pretty gun. So, that being said, does anyone have anything to offer?