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    Re-finishing a slide

    The blueing on the slide on my S&W 1911sc is starting to wear thin in some spots, and I am debating a do it myself baked on finish vs sending it away to get one of the new hi-tech finishes applied. Anyone have any opinions on one brand vs another or had any good/bad experiences sending their pieces away to get a new finish?

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    there are a few ways to deal with that. Depending on the finish that is on it now you can go a few ways at home with stuff like the Brownells or Duracoat things. A professional job is just that though. Done professionally.

    I've not seen many of the spray on/bake on jobs. I have seen a few Duracoat weapons and liked what they come out like.

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    Yeah, the professional aspect is what has me really tempted to send it out and have it done right. Also, the way the front sight sits in the dovetail, there are two sharp edges poking out, and I want to blend them into the slide, it could be something I could do in one afternoon and possibly have a great product that I did myself, but the "possibly" part is what I am concerned with. Midway has a lot of different types of finishes, and a few pages are just duracoat, and they also have Wheeler Engineering Cerama-Coat which looks to have amazing reviews. There is something drawing me to do it myself, but a gunsmith I am not.


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    Lots of finishing options available... whats your budget?

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    I redid my Para in Duracoat and the stuff is pretty tuff if you let it cure. Here's a link to the thread.
    Finally! (Lots upixs)

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    Thanks for the info!

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