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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.

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

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Now that the finish is gone, how do you propose to keep it from rusting?

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rcmodel said:
Now that the finish is gone, how do you propose to keep it from rusting?

rc
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.
 

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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!
Steve
 

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Looks fantastic! Nice job 68hodaka!!
 

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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.
 

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68hodaka said:
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.

EDIT: NO COMMERCE



Very nice!!
 

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that thing looks great. so you took the factory finish all the way off? thats not the hard chrome that was bead blasted?
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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.
 

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cherry911 said:
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.
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.
 
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