December 4, 2010, 08:18 PM
I have a Kimber pro carry 2. It is my carry gun and has received some scratches in the finish. I have been thinking about duracoating it but dont know how it will hold up. If anyone has tried this i would appreciate your opinions and experiences.
December 4, 2010, 08:44 PM
get brownells alumihyde, 2 no baking and it lasts a long time, simply spray it on and let the gun air dry for 3-4 days. I put it on a old colt officers and it held up well for about a year. If needed you can then touch the gun up very easy.
December 4, 2010, 10:38 PM
CCR refinishing has a pretty good rep and more choices in colors than you would believe.
I have not used their services (and have no financial interest in their operation) but have seen the results from several who have. Nice work, reasonably priced.
December 5, 2010, 01:34 PM
Watch out for any of these spray on services, most of them are simply a spray on paint, that is either baked or air dry Most of these finishes are not really that scratch resistant and they usually charge between $100-$150 for them.
The best finish you can get is either hard chrome or nickel plating hands down, all the other finishes are some type of spray on finish , wether done by a simple air brush and oven or a electrostatic spray gun.
If you are really concerned about the finish I would send it to a good custom gun smith that does hard chrome, the price should only be about $250 and you only need to get it done once.
If you go to the www.ar15.com refinishing section, there is a lot picks of guys that spray painted there weapons with all types of paints and most hold up well.
There is even a guy who used krylon flat black chauck board paint that turned out great on a whole gun, as the paint is made to dry very hard to hold up for kids drawing on it.
December 6, 2010, 05:52 PM
Ship your pistol frame, slide, parts, etc. To "robar" in phoenix, arizona. Ask them to plate it with their "np3" fibnish. I promise you will not be disappointed with the results, go to www.robarguns.com and check out their finishes. I have used their plating services many times over the past 15 years with complete satisfaction of their product & customer services.
December 6, 2010, 06:05 PM
$395 to nickel plate a pistol is really high, you should be at to get a satin hard chrome finish for $250
December 7, 2010, 09:07 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm looking to do black and would like to do it my self just because I really enjoy doing stuff like that. On the other hand, I want it to last and stand up to holster wear as it is on my hip every day all day.