Question about the finish on my new P-3AT

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Zell, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Zell

    Zell New Member

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    Feb 20, 2008
    The fact is, I'm just not crazy about it.

    I have the blue finish on my little gun but I'd like to up-grade it to a nicer (black) finish. Has anyone here done that to their P-3AT (let's see your pictures, if so)? Also, where does a person go to get that done and what could I expect in price to do it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Zell

    Zell New Member

    25
    Feb 20, 2008
    Bump.

    Any suggestions/ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
     

  3. ttorion

    ttorion New Member

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    Jul 18, 2007
  4. AirMech74

    AirMech74 New Member

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    Feb 21, 2008
    I'm gonna have mine Duracoated....got a local guy willing to do it at a very fair price....my options are OD green or Dark Earth. I'm goin with the Dark Earth on the slide. Should look pretty cool. I will post pics once I get it back.
     
  5. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    For a good black finish you want to parkerize it and go for the manganese or iron phosphate. I have not personally parkerized any of my guns but there is at least one person in the forum who has and provides some insights on how easy it is. Iron and manganese phosphate parkerizing is the only way I know to get the "true black" like some of the bigger name gun companies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkerize

    RedHat's parkerizing theread is here with pictures
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1203564936

    Also, RH has pointed out that parkerizing before duracoat or gun-kote actually provides a better base for both than blasting alone.