Originally Posted by JoshuaLuke
Also, has anyone tried stripping off the polycoat? If so, what did you use, and what kind of finishing would you have to do in order to keep it from rusting?
Decide what finish you want before you take off the poly.
Under the poly, the metal has a black parkerizing-type treatment (like the inside of the slide).
Unless you plan on using a paint type coating, let the plating company take off the polycoat.
I have reshaped the beavertails on two of my CZ's and thus required a refinish (hardchrome).
Techplate is local to you and very reasonably priced for hardchrome; if you bring in stripped down parts (bare frame, disassembled slide).
They will strip off the poly as part of the deal.