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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by nickywot, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. nickywot

    nickywot Kent, Washington, United States Member

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    Does anyone know (anyone) who does pistol plating(nickel or otherwise), bluing, or parkerising? I've got a .40 that I just don't want to duracoat. Being as how I'm in love with duracoat and have done almost everything with it but I've got a P229 I want to fancy up.
     
  2. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Nickel plating, or hard chrome plating is fancy.
     
  3. nickywot

    nickywot Kent, Washington, United States Member

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    I agree. That's why i'm asking. I want someting fancy.
     
  4. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I love nickel. It's really rich looking, but not as hard or durable as chrome. BTW they nickel plate a piece before they chrome it if it's a quality shop. "Triple" chrome plating = copper for smoothness and adhesion, nickel for a base, and chrome top coat. Chrome goes on so thin that nickel helps bring out the color and shine - gives it depth. :thumbup:
     
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    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Doubletap had a very recent thread topic about hard-chroming from an excellent Oregon craftsman. It was labeled, "pic-heavy"...................elsullo
     
  8. Petes

    Petes Active Member

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    Here is the linl from Doubletap.
    I now have the Glock 35 in the picture. I shined up the sides of the slides and left the top of the slide as is with the hard chrome.
    I dont have a picture rihgt now but WOW.
    This gun stays with me until I assume room temperature.

    Good Luck



     
  9. Petes

    Petes Active Member

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    Here is the link from Doubletap.
    I now have the Glock 35 in the picture on top. I shined up the sides of the slide and left the top of the slide as is with the hard chrome.
    I dont have a picture rihgt now but WOW.
    This gun stays with me until I assume room temperature.

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13724&highlight=Hardchrome

    Good Luck