Best re-finish for my Springfield?
Ok since my first and only thread that I had started or even posted in disappeared, I'll ask it again.
(Don't worry I'm not mad. It takes more than that to offend me.)
I fully understand.
I own a SA PX9505L. This is a 1911 3.5 bbl 9mm. The frame is finished in silver oxide (I think) and it is a very poor finish. It will scratch off with my fingernail.
What would be the best finish to put on this gun? I'm not looking for home applied finish. I don't know what is available and what will stick to the aluminum frame.
I'm thinking hard black chrome, but there may be something better and/or cheaper that is very durable and looks good.
Any help would be great.
There is black chrome, but it is not durable at all. It is not the same as hard chrome.
I would say Hard Chrome, NP3 or Black T - three best finishes.
Duracoat i so so, but better than what U are describing, and is the cheapest.
Is that the same finish I see on some knives? Kershaw for instance?
I don't know. Black T is done by Birdsong. He does all sorts of stuff for the military. I read somewhere that some equipment in Navy subs have his coating. He does it in black or green. It has some similar properties as NP3 - meaning very little if any lube needed. I guess an almost black version of that.
He does not have a webpage. But here is their info:
WE Birdsong & Associates (Black-T)
1435 Monterey Road
Florence, MS 39073
Google "Birdsong's Back-T" and U can read all about it and see reviews.
If it's an alloy frame, you can have it black annodized. Looks great and will last a long, long time.
Originally Posted by P12
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