The UnTunner 45......


August 17, 2004, 03:13 AM
Don't look Tuner..Don't look:D

Black is beauTEEEEful


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August 17, 2004, 03:24 AM
This is the ceramic coating on my 1911.


August 17, 2004, 02:31 PM
Prdon my ignorance...but i never heard of ceramic coating..did you do it yourself?and if so how?:cool:

August 17, 2004, 03:54 PM
i know that some engine headers are ceramic coated.

August 17, 2004, 08:08 PM
Ceramic coatings have been used in internal combustion and rocket engines for some time now. Seems to me they reject heat better than uncoated metal surfaces.

August 17, 2004, 09:49 PM
I can see it now... the "Royal Doulton" 1911, complete with blue country scene engravings on the slide, and a tasteful Dijon shepherdess as the front sight!

:what: :neener: :p :D

August 18, 2004, 07:29 AM
Down South, we use Krylon. :p

August 18, 2004, 07:44 AM
Okay okay! I couldn't stand it any longer! I looked!



Purty gun though...How's it shoot?

August 18, 2004, 09:33 AM
I knew Tuner wouldn't be able to resist.:D This is the "Tackle Box Gun" that I have been working on.

Shamless plug for some help by the gun industry friends.

I owe a BIG thanks to Doug and Bill at Fit-4-Duty, Olathe KS. They did a rush job on the ceramic coating for me since I was I a hurry to get is pistol done so I could take it on vacation. Doug even let me come to the shop after hours and reassemble my pistol fresh out of the oven, on his own time. The Ceramic is satin black on all the visable parts. The inside is coated with their Perma-slick sumpin..sumpin in a gull gray/silver color. I rushed the reassembly and made some marks on the finish, my bad, and Doug wanted to fix it. I told him that after I got it shooting POA/POI I would bring it back by for the touch-ups, since my sight pusher(brass drift) might leave some marks. Thanks Doug and Bill.

Also a big thanks to THR member Simmonsguns(Paul), Paul also put a rush on my project. He cut the dovetails for the Novak sights and was going to install them for me. He had some problems getting the sights from his supplier in my time frame. He then graciously offered to use the Novaks from his personal pistol(how about that for customer service). For a one armed machinest he did pretty good :D


August 18, 2004, 10:59 AM
I'm very interested in different gun finishes and was particularly interested in boron carbide if they ever worked out a consistant application. When applied correctly, it was one of the very hardest finishes and recall some website dragging the finished gun across concrete and the concrete not eating into the boron carbide so pardon my ignorance when I ask, if a quickened reassembly can harm the finish, what is the purpose behind the ceramic finish?

August 18, 2004, 11:38 AM
They told me that it takes 5 days to reach full hardness. The pistol was a little hot from the oven when I put it togeter. The only thing I did durring reassy. was to make some shinny spots on the finish with the brass drift. Since I was going to file the front sight anyway to adjust POI Doug said he would touch-up the shinny spots after sight corrections were made.

I can't thank these companies enough, I know that I can be hard to deal with sometimes.:D ....Did I say that???


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