T & A refinishing


October 20, 2003, 05:29 PM
Has anyone here used T & A gun refinishers in Hialeah (Miami) Florida? How were the results? What was their turn areound time.

Same questions for Checkmate refinishers in Brooksville, Florida.


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Standing Wolf
October 20, 2003, 09:05 PM
Checkmate wrecked my four-inch Python, and dealt with me in an extremely dishonest manner. I wouldn't send that operation a cigarette butt.

October 20, 2003, 09:48 PM
Hi this question gets asked of me a lot.....

Im not gonna downgrade any company. All I can say is that haveing seen and/ordered hundreds and hundreds of refinisishing (wondercoats) jobs the two best are:

Accurate Plating and Weaponry for chrome, black chrome, nickel, "teflon" (they call it enduracoat)

Rocky Mountian Arms for Teflon..

Plenty of guys advertise, the two above deliver...


October 20, 2003, 10:10 PM
I would also chime in that I have first hand experience with Mac at shootiniron.com and the turn around is quick, the results are outstanding and the value definitely there.

The have a poly over parkerizing that is an excellent and durable finish.

October 21, 2003, 01:08 AM
I heard Metaloy is great for hard chroming.

Al Thompson
October 21, 2003, 07:50 AM
http://www.apwcogan.com - another vote for these folks.

Johnny Guest
October 21, 2003, 11:57 AM
I'm always torn on proper location for this type question. It actually deals with rating a transaction. However, since it refers directly to gunsmithing, I tend to leave 'em here, especially If I don't catch it efore the exchange is well under way.

Rating performance of someone doing actual work on firearms? Okay in Gunsmithing or whereever, I guess. Other stuff, particularly actual sales of items, should go into - - -

Rate Private and Retail Transactions


Sean Smith
October 21, 2003, 02:03 PM
I've heard the most consistently good feedback about Metaloy.

Al Thompson
October 21, 2003, 10:47 PM
Sean, have a URL? Is that the guys in Penn?

October 21, 2003, 11:36 PM

Al Thompson
October 22, 2003, 01:52 PM

No experiance with them myself.

October 26, 2003, 03:27 PM
Thanks for your advice. The gun is a S&W 27-2. Although the gun is currently blue, I'll probably go with a high polish nickel finish. I'd like the gun to look as close to as it did when it came from the factory and I've seen some nice nickeled 27s.

When I asked the gun people I know locally, I was told I should send it back to S&W so now I'm totally unsure of where to send it. Does the make and model make any difference in the places you have suggested?

October 26, 2003, 08:04 PM
I just talked to S&W a couple days ago about refinishing an N frame. They quoted about $200. Not a bad deal. I really like the looks of factory S&W nickel. If I wanted a shiny gun, I would really consider that option. It will also help with resale down the road should you part with it, factory finish, even refinish, seems to hold better value than any other refinish from what I've seen.

October 28, 2003, 12:18 AM
second, Mac over at shooting irons

October 29, 2003, 07:55 AM
Can anyone post a link to Mac's?

October 29, 2003, 08:18 AM
From the title, I came to the erroneous conclusion that this discussion was about plastic surgery. :eek:

Al Thompson
October 29, 2003, 09:25 AM
You wish! :neener:

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