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Looking to cerakote my Glock 17 Gen4

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by strick, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    So as it says I am thinking of cerakoting my glock. Not sure if I want to do the whole thing or either the slide or frame. I carry it in a forest city tactical owb holster in flat dark earth(pic below). If I got the frame done, I would have just the bare frame, all the controls and pins would not get coated. If I do the slide, I would do the same and leave the barrel black along with change the sight at the same time.

    I do not carry my glock everyday. I have a XD-s 9mm for that.

    Let me say I am looking either magpul fde, austrian fde, burnt bronze, or something along those lines.

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  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd do the slide in burnt bronze if it were me.
     
  3. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    What about the frame? Does anyone know how cerakote holds up on polymer frame while using a kydex holster? I am not worried about the slide with holster/carry wear, just the frame.
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I personally think you should leave the frame as is. :D once it's painted, it's hard to go back to original.

    here is some example:

    2years of wear / edc carry
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  5. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I cerakote in my shop and from what I've seen I would just do the slide. I've cerakoted other polymer rifle stocks and it holds up well but they're not rubbing against the hard plastic of a kydex holster.
     
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  6. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    Thanks guys. Guess if I really want a fde frame, just need to buy a chocolate Glock then(it is on my wish list now). Now I npjust need to think about the color for the slide lol.


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  7. TBlood

    TBlood New Member

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    I should be getting my G22 slide from Lone Wolf dist. back very soon. I got it cerakoted Coyote Tan. It's going on a black frame, but I'll take a pic of it next to a FDE frame and post it here for ya.
     
  8. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    Thanks, that would be great!
     
  9. TBlood

    TBlood New Member

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    Haven't forgotten about you brother, not here yet :(
     
  10. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    Can't you dye the polymer frame? I'm not sure if that would hold up better in the Kydex or not. There's a long thread on ar15.com about using Rit dye on poly magazines and parts.

    Wait, I don't think you can dye it a lighter color. It only works if you're dying it darker. Hard to dye it darker than black I suppose.
     
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  11. Jarhead0093

    Jarhead0093 Sandy Active Member

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    image.jpg Sur Tac in up here in Troutdale did mine on my M&P and my Noveske. Very well priced and fast. Gave them my guns on a Saturday and got them back the following Tuesday.
    My M&P is my daily carry and I also use it for USPSA Production. So I do a lot of drawing. So far so good drawing out of a Raven.
    I take my gun out of my carry holster daily to put it in a holster behind my headboard at night. So I'm constantly moving it back and forth. It's held up well.
     
  12. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    How it the area around the trigger guard holding up?
     
  13. Jarhead0093

    Jarhead0093 Sandy Active Member

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    So far I have zero wear. I'm sure eventually I will though. But not for a long time
     
  14. GunRightsCoalition

    GunRightsCoalition Vancouver Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The first picture above? Is that just painted or is it Cerakoted? I spoke to the owner of Sur-tac and he stated that cerakote holds up very well with polymer parts. The frame and slide on my P220 Scorpion (Cerekoted at the factory) don't show any wear at all after more than a year of being my EDC however they are alloy rather than poly. When I say they show no wear I mean it still looks brand new.
     
  15. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    Thanks, I kept going back and forth deciding if I really want the frame coated at all.
     
  16. TBlood

    TBlood New Member

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    image.jpg Just got it in today, sorry it took so long! Glock FDE frame with Lone Wolf slide cerakoted with Lone Wolf Dist. coyote tan. They really match up well. Barrel is Coyote Tan also from LWD.
     
  17. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    Thanks! Looks great.