Originally Posted by elsolo
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.
That's really great information. Thanks!