Best re-finish for my Springfield?

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      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.

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      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.

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      "Black-T"

      Is that the same finish I see on some knives? Kershaw for instance?

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      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
      (601) 939-7448


      Google "Birdsong's Back-T" and U can read all about it and see reviews.

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      Quote Originally Posted by P12 View Post
      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.
      If it's an alloy frame, you can have it black annodized. Looks great and will last a long, long time.

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