My P3AT after polishing and glass beading.

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by 68hodaka, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. 68hodaka

    68hodaka New Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    After looking over my P3AT, I realized just how much better I could make it look.
    This is the end result. A polished to a mirror finish barrel, and the slide polished and glass beaded to a  
    beautiful satin finish.
    The finish is darned near as nice as my Rohrbaugh R9.



  2. zakmatthews

    zakmatthews New Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    that's impressive. what's your asking price? did you notice any improvement in functioning?

  3. 68hodaka

    68hodaka New Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    The slide work is cosmetic with the exception of cleaning and smoothing the firing pin hole.
    Please e-mail me with any questions.

  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    Now that the finish is gone, how do you propose to keep it from rusting?

  5. 68hodaka

    68hodaka New Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    I do the same thing I do with all of my handguns. I simply keep a very light film of oil on the slide.
    I did the same proceedure to my PF9 over a year ago.
    There has *never* been a trace of rust on the slide.  Nada. Zero.
    And like my P3AT, it spends most of it's life in my pocket.
  6. swatz

    swatz Guest

    Feb 1, 2008
    keep it oiled it won't rust..I did the same with mine, after awhile though, I coated it with cerama-coat... you did a nice job, looks great!
  7. BillK

    BillK New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Looks very nice.
  8. Bluetiger

    Bluetiger Guest

    Dec 6, 2008
    I wonder if there is some sort of rust-proofing coating that would retain the great appearance?
  9. Whamo

    Whamo New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Pretty Gun!
  10. engineer88

    engineer88 New Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Looks fantastic! Nice job 68hodaka!!
  11. 68hodaka

    68hodaka New Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Thank you all for the compliment.
    It really looks like a much higher dollar gun. The satin finish really looks good.
    All that is needed is to keep a light film of oil on the slide.
    It WON'T rust.

    RDALMASO1 Guest

    Jul 4, 2007
    Very nice!!
  13. gapman

    gapman Guest

    Feb 27, 2009
    that thing looks great. so you took the factory finish all the way off? thats not the hard chrome that was bead blasted?
  14. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
  15. jerrywoods

    jerrywoods Guest

    Feb 12, 2009
    What finish was on the gun prior?
  16. frankmako

    frankmako Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Chattanooga TN
    nice,,how hard was it to do???
  17. cherry911

    cherry911 New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    That really looks great, have you posted steps on how you did it. My blueing is really starting to fade and I am looking at other options.
  18. jbabbler

    jbabbler New Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    The factory finish can be removed in about 5 minutes with absolutely no scrubbing on your part. Simply place the slide in a bowl of Distilled Vinegar and the bluing falls off after a few minutes. Then you just wipe it clean.
  19. hump

    hump New Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    I refinished mine today.
  20. 68hodaka

    68hodaka New Member

    Nov 5, 2008

    Nice job. It looks real nice. Much better than it did when it came out out the box.