I finally decided to take the plunge. I got tired of the thin looking finish and the pits in the steel on the slide of my P3AT. Don't get me wrong. I love my KTs and the fit and finish on my P3AT has always been better than the fit and finish on my PF-9. But compared to my LCP, the finish on my P3AT looked like a blindfolded third grader had blued it. The reason I started with the P3AT is because I had the LCP I could carry in the meanwhile. Well I stripped it with Casey Blue Remover. It only took fifteen minutes or so to remove the factory blue. I then sanded the slide with my dremel first using a sanding drum. I then used medium grit sandpaper to remove the heavy machining marks and the deep pits. I then used my dremel with a sanding disc to buff the rough sanding marks. After that I used both 400 grit and 1000 grit sandpaper, in that order, to further remove sanding marks and polish the steel. Once I had sanded the entire slide with the 1000 grit, I used a steel bristle brush with my dremel to really polish the slide to a mirror finish. This removed every sanding mark that was left on the slide. I didn't really melt the slide because there really aren't any sharp edges on the P3AT slide. Once the steel shined, I started the process of blueing the steel. Unfortunately, I started with Super Blue. Big mistake. I thought the extra strength blue solution would make it easier but it made it harder. Long story short, I stripped it again, rebuffed the steel, and tried the Super Blue again. Bigger mistake. I had to strip it and polish it yet again! I'm not certain as to why but the Super Blue would not provide an even finish and the more I tried it, the worse it got. In the end, I went back to the Perma Blue. That did the trick. It provided an even coating that three applications later created a beautiful matte black finish that is as smooth as glass. I'm not sure why the Super Blue wouldn't work but I'm satisfied with the finish the Perma Blue created. My next project will be refinishing the slide on my PF-9. So, how many of you have refinished your P3AT or other KT and why?