Refinished my CZ82...


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Stringfellow
May 30, 2010, 12:07 AM
I finally got around to refinishing my CZ82. It was a bit beat up, as you would expect for a used milsurp pistol. So here's what I did:

1) I put Beretta 92 baseplates on the mags so that the grip would fit my hand better. They slide right on with no modification.

2) I sprayed PlastiDip on the grips. I dislike plastic grips and I am not really a fan of wood. But until the fine folks at Hogue start listening to my requests (!!!!), this will have to do. I see some areas peeling, so I may end up buying some wood grips down the line.

3) I used Brownell's Oxpho-Blue. Apparently this stuff is kind of a hybrid parkerizing/bluing formula. In the right light it is dark blue/black, but is otherwise kind of a dark metallic charcoal.

The gun shoots like a dream, and its trigger is beyond butter smooth. Now IMHO, its finish is up to par with its performance.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy117/Mr_Stringfellow_Hawke/Refinished%20CZ82/DSC_0009.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy117/Mr_Stringfellow_Hawke/Refinished%20CZ82/DSC_0023.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy117/Mr_Stringfellow_Hawke/Refinished%20CZ82/DSC_0011.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy117/Mr_Stringfellow_Hawke/Refinished%20CZ82/DSC_0025.jpg

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PRM
May 30, 2010, 12:15 AM
Beautiful job - I would like to know how durable it is. I've tried several cold blues with not good results. I get about a week's worth of wear before they are gone. I would like to give this a try if it lasts. How about a follow up post.

MCgunner
May 30, 2010, 11:38 AM
Very pretty. Grips? It would look SO good in a set of these. :D

http://www.marschalgrips.com/files2/CZ-models/cz82-full-zebra-chek.jpg





http://www.marschalgrips.com/?content=CZ-models&picture=cz82-full-zebra-chek

Stringfellow
May 30, 2010, 01:31 PM
Thanks guys (Doc!).

I will be sure to update the post with how it wears.

Yeah, Marschal crafts some sharp looking grips. I'm thinking a pair of dark rosewood would look good.

Full Metal Jacket
May 30, 2010, 04:48 PM
nice job!

did that finish come in a spray can? or did you use a paint gun?

thanx

EMC45
May 30, 2010, 05:17 PM
Very nice job!

westtx28
May 30, 2010, 06:54 PM
You did a fantastic job. Man what a great gun.

I have a 83 with Marschal grips.

http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/westtx28/CZ83-3.jpg

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