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Refinish kimber eclipse

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by JGRuby, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I have a kimber eclipse custom II that has very few rounds out of it and overall the finish is in good shape. The Pistol is about 2.5 years old at most. I do not like the bright finish but like the gun a great deal. I am wondering how a dark finish could be applied - would cerakote work or other recommendations. I would prefer a solid black finish. I do not like a gun with a refelctive finish I have determined.

    James Ruby
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Best choice would be cerakote. Just make sure to take it to a good reputable shop. Good tight tolerances on that gun could cause issues if the coated over applied. Another option would be to find someone who can blacken stainless. Probably not as durable, but will still give you the same flat black.
    I don't know about Portland, but there is a member here who coats up on the Olympic in Washington, and a few that coat over in the Bend, Redmond area...
     
  3. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    How about Parkerizing it?
     
  4. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    why dont you sell the eclipse and then buy a custom II?
     
  5. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    why ruin a perfectly awesome eclipse. sell it and buy another kimber. the eclipse line is really hard to get a hold of.
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I have an Eclipse II and thought about doing this also. Not much for shiny pistols.
     
  7. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I already have one

    James Ruby
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    rattle can?
























    :dunno:

    :wave:
     
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  9. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Guess that comment is worth what I paid for it - absolutely nothing.

    James Ruby
     
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  10. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Thank you all for the input - heck I have four 45's now _ I may just make it simple and trade it for a 44 magnum. I dont really want to screw the gun up but I am not a fan of the finish.

    James Ruby