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Refinished my CZ82...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Stringfellow, May 29, 2010.

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  1. Stringfellow

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    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.

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  2. PRM

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    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.
     
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  4. Stringfellow

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    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.
     
  5. Full Metal Jacket

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    nice job!

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

    thanx
     
  6. EMC45

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    Very nice job!
     
  7. westtx28

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    You did a fantastic job. Man what a great gun.

    I have a 83 with Marschal grips.

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