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Post by DeweyHales on 7/26/2016, 3:34 pm

My hands can rust stainless. With the NC humidity, my blued guns look rough. Does anyone here have a coating that they recommend?
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Post by JIMPGOV on 7/26/2016, 4:27 pm

ACCURATE WEAPON AND PLATING FOR INDUSTRIAL HARD CHROME. THEY ARE IN AL. GREAT WORK FAIRLY PRICED. JP

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Post by Wobbley on 7/26/2016, 8:45 pm

Cerakote seems to meet most needs for metal finishes.  Not as durable as plating.  If you want rust free plating, opt for electroless nickel

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Post by John McCormick on 7/28/2016, 2:16 pm

NP3 from Robar is another choice. Robar is a great company.

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Post by Sc0 on 7/28/2016, 9:17 pm

Can also look into the Melonite or Nitride QPQ treatment.  The only problem is that it also hardens the surface of the steel which might bother a gunsmith at some point down the road...

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Post by DavidR on 7/29/2016, 9:27 am

cerakote and other Paint finishes suck imo, look nice at first but don't hold up well with regular use, at least on the 1911's ive had that were done. A good bluing job will hold up much better or hard chrome is toughest
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Post by BE Mike on 7/29/2016, 12:19 pm

I think hard chrome beats anything else for long lasting durability. I had a revolver hard chromed and it served rugged duty with my sweaty corrosive body for many years without a mark or other spot. I had a 1911 mainspring housing Cerakoted and it has held up very well, but hard chrome is the way to go for permanent protection.
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Post by LenV on 7/29/2016, 1:24 pm

Oil, if you don't have oil dribbling off your hand by the end of a match your not keeping it "wet" enough. That is of course a personal opinion.

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Post by Colt711 on 7/30/2016, 12:08 am

OldMaster66 wrote:Oil, if you don't have oil dribbling off your hand by the end of a match your not keeping it "wet" enough. That is of course a personal opinion.

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Len,
A fellow a few of us older fellows ran into said almost the same thing....this fellow was Jim Clark!
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