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What is the most durable gun "coating"
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I myself do not like blued guns. I prefer Stainless Steel however I do own a couple pistols that are blued. That being said. What is the best after market coating available? I have hear Duracoat, have also heard of Bear Coat. Are there other options? What is considered the most durable, toughest finish that can be applied aftermarket? Thank you for any input. Dom
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Maintenence and common sense..........Oooops ...I concur !
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Electroless nickel is pretty tough and it doesn't look too bad. NP3 would be an upgraded version of EN.
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Hard Chrome.
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lycanthrope;23920 Wrote:Hard Chrome.

Agreed.

Probably the most physically durable. Also know as industrial chrome, this ain't the stuff on your bumper. It is (as the name implies) extremely hard. It also has a low friction coefficient, making it inherently better than plain blued or stainless steel for moving parts. It is also very resistant to corrosion.

The Robar stuff is pretty highly regarded but you pay for it.

I've never found a need for something more hearty than Tennifer or Melonite, but have enjoyed the benefits of hard chrome.
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Rwb1500;24571 Wrote:
lycanthrope;23920 Wrote:Hard Chrome.

Agreed.

Probably the most physically durable. Also know as industrial chrome, this ain't the stuff on your bumper. It is (as the name implies) extremely hard. It also has a low friction coefficient, making it inherently better than plain blued or stainless steel for moving parts. It is also very resistant to corrosion.

The Robar stuff is pretty highly regarded but you pay for it.

I've never found a need for something more hearty than Tennifer or Melonite, but have enjoyed the benefits of hard chrome.

Tennifer is right where my mind went when I read the post.
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Daycrawler;24572 Wrote:
Rwb1500;24571 Wrote:Agreed.

Probably the most physically durable. Also know as industrial chrome, this ain't the stuff on your bumper. It is (as the name implies) extremely hard. It also has a low friction coefficient, making it inherently better than plain blued or stainless steel for moving parts. It is also very resistant to corrosion.

The Robar stuff is pretty highly regarded but you pay for it.

I've never found a need for something more hearty than Tennifer or Melonite, but have enjoyed the benefits of hard chrome.

Tennifer is right where my mind went when I read the post.
Can Tennifer be applied after market? I have never heard of it. If you know someone or have a link please forward it. Im going look up what that stuff is. Thank you.
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Tennifer wears faster than hard chrome, but is nice if you prefer a black coating.

Melonite is pretty much the same thing.
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das;24591 Wrote:
Daycrawler;24572 Wrote:Tennifer is right where my mind went when I read the post.
Can Tennifer be applied after market? I have never heard of it. If you know someone or have a link please forward it. Im going look up what that stuff is. Thank you.

Tennifer = Glocks proprietary finish.

Generic name = Ferritic nitrocarburizing.

Can it be applied aftermarket? Sure, just not from Glock, so it wouldn't be called Tennifer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenifer
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Rwb1500;24571 Wrote:
lycanthrope;23920 Wrote:Hard Chrome.

Agreed.

Probably the most physically durable. Also know as industrial chrome, this ain't the stuff on your bumper. It is (as the name implies) extremely hard. It also has a low friction coefficient, making it inherently better than plain blued or stainless steel for moving parts. It is also very resistant to corrosion.

The Robar stuff is pretty highly regarded but you pay for it.

I've never found a need for something more hearty than Tennifer or Melonite, but have enjoyed the benefits of hard chrome.

Hard chrome is also used in automotive and motorcycle suspension. Take a look at a dirt bike front fork, the coating on the smaller diameter tube is hard chrome. It's durable and pretty damn slick especially lubricated.
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