Thinking of having my Wilson & XDs re-finished this winter. Looking for:
1- Super - exta tough and long lasting
2- Nice to look at is second priority
What are your favorite finish options???
Some picts / links would be great...
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July 8, 2007, 05:36 AM
blaze orange krylon :neener:
i would assume nickel plating would be best. might as well buy a new gun though.
July 8, 2007, 09:18 AM
Prettiest: Matte Stainless Steel
Most robust: Tennifer
Although matte stainless is robust too, I'm differentiating between display guns and "working" guns (working meaning to be used for their intended purpose).
July 8, 2007, 10:12 AM
Hard Chrome would be very tough and look nice, too.
July 8, 2007, 10:38 AM
Tennifer is my choice for auto's. Stainless for revolvers.
July 8, 2007, 12:28 PM
Hard chrome - It is more wear resistant than tennifer - But, let me explain. Tennifer is damn hard - but it always has a black, carbon type coating. That will wear off fairly easily. I've worn the black finish off of Glocks in 6 months using a leather holster.
After over a year with my hard chromed slide on my P99c, not a mark yet. Hard chrome is the most scratch resistant finish.
NP3 is probably the most corrosion resistant finish.
July 8, 2007, 12:44 PM
Since one cannot get Tennifer because Glock Inc. doesn't offer refinish services for other brands of handguns I am going to also recommend a satin hard chrome finish.
There are some refinishers offering matte black hard chrome too, very nice.
I still like a good parkarizing job, Texas Armament is best at this, recommended and used by me.
Avoid 'Duracoat' ','matte sandblast moly' or anything involving spraypaint.
July 8, 2007, 01:02 PM
This is why I buy guns with the right finish... :P