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willerfortheworld
09-07-2012, 1:52 PM
I want to 're finish my Cz p-01 here soon and like the reviews on the cerakote finishes. I can't decide on colors tho? Part of me wants to leave it graphite black because it would look flawless with wood grips. And another part of me says to put some damb color on it, like a two tone look. Sniper gray with graphite black or maybe some mil spec OD green? There is the burnt bronze that is also very cool looking when mixed with tungsten to darken it a bit. There are so many colors to choose from so I'm curious to see what you guys think if I should cerakote my Cz p-01 all graphite black and put sometime wood grips on it or go with a two tone look? Eather way I want my gun to be seaworthy and not have to worry about saltwater. :boat:

Brandon04GT
09-07-2012, 1:54 PM
I'm sorta on the same boat with you for one of my 1911's....I'm thinking about Graphite Black. I usually lean more towards single colors. What grips would you use if you went two-tone?

willerfortheworld
09-07-2012, 1:59 PM
I'm sorta on the same boat with you for one of my 1911's....I'm thinking about Graphite Black. I usually lean more towards single colors. What grips would you use if you went two-tone?

I would put some houge wrap around grips in blk, if wood clashed with the two tone. I'm sure if I did a stainless frame with graphite black slide the wood grips would look good. I just love the look of all black with redwood looking grips...:rolleyes:

Distro
09-07-2012, 2:10 PM
Cerakote is a good finish.

Here is a thread with some pictures of some parts done.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=584848&highlight=cerakote

If you can post a location there is probably someone on here who can offer a review of a local cerakote place.

pc_load_letter
09-07-2012, 2:36 PM
I had it done to my Sig. Looked great in Patriot Brown and the finish was ultra durable. Ran the pistol hard in a couple classes and never chipped or scuffed.

That FDE in that link looks pretty nice. Might try that on my trusty SR9.

tbhracing
09-07-2012, 5:51 PM
I had this done to a Sig P226 and would never do it again. PM me for details.

zfields
09-07-2012, 5:59 PM
FDE on the frame, leave the slide black.

doc540
09-07-2012, 7:09 PM
both my match gun and carry gun

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Combat%20Commander%20II/ColtCC9mmLrg.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20CCO%201998/CCOf.jpg

holds up pretty well

JeremyS
09-07-2012, 7:25 PM
Eather way I want my gun to be seaworthy and not have to worry about saltwater. :boat:
If you're serious about this, I think NP3+ is probably the best coating for you. Cerakote is a paint and it has a thickness to it. Therefore it cannot be applied to moving parts where they touch. NP3+ is different and it can provide you with serious corrosion protection on basically every metal part of the gun.

http://www.robarguns.com/np3%20plus.html


My absolute favorite coating, as long as you like black, is Severn's Custom's Hard Hat: https://severnscustom.com/Hard_Hat_Treatment.html


If you want Cerakote, which is nowhere near as tough as the coatings above (or the factory finish on your CZ, for that matter), these guys do nice work: http://www.phantomfinishing.com/galleries.html

willerfortheworld
09-08-2012, 5:19 PM
Thanks Jeremy, that np3+ looks like some strong stuff. I have to call them up.

DRAB_81
09-08-2012, 6:16 PM
Check out CCR too. Their CPII finish is very similar to NP3, and they do great work. I had them finish my G20LS slide in their Cera-Hide House Black, which I believe is a stronger Cerakote type finish.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/rabara9/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4635.jpg

willerfortheworld
09-09-2012, 9:10 AM
Thanks meathead9 I'll check them out for sure..

I'm surprised to see all these other companies out there making stronger finishes then the cerakote.

I'm glad I checked here first.

slo5oh
09-09-2012, 9:27 AM
If you're serious about this, I think NP3+ is probably the best coating for you. Cerakote is a paint and it has a thickness to it. Therefore it cannot be applied to moving parts where they touch. NP3+ is different and it can provide you with serious corrosion protection on basically every metal part of the gun.

http://www.robarguns.com/np3%20plus.html

If google is giving me accurate info, it looks like NP3+ is an electrolysis process that coats the parts with a mixture of nickel, phosphorus and PTFE. That does sound very cool.

The War Wagon
09-09-2012, 9:31 AM
BEFORE:


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/The_War_Wagon/Parts/Kimber1.jpg






AFTER:



http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/The_War_Wagon/Parts/100_6570.jpg

Yeah, I changed the grips and safety, too The bob job gives it away as one & the same.

CK_32
09-09-2012, 10:00 AM
Havnt used it personally but heard its good to go.

jessegpresley
09-09-2012, 10:42 AM
Shoot more, gun fingernail polish less.

Joe Register
09-09-2012, 11:02 AM
Does this work on aluminum?

Euphoria526
09-09-2012, 11:08 AM
Shoot more, gun fingernail polish less.

This.
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