My slide on my Kimber pro crimson carry is blued and already starting to show some holster wear. I have all the stuff to do "gun kote" but I was wanting some opinions on what type coatings you all would suggest to refinish it when the time comes.
It gets a lot of use and holster time. I didn't expect the blue finish to last. It is just starting to wear on the corners where it sits in the holster. I may see what they can do about it, but rather than re blue it I'd rather go with a more durable coating.
I would send it to Dave Severn (Severn's Custom) for his Hard Hat treatment.
Last edited by lwrkeysfisher; 07-26-2012 at 03:24 PM.
While it's being re-done... I'd have the holster lined with glove leather too (if no already done). Dirt/grit can/will get into the flesh side (suede) of the leather and can add to the wear you're seeing.
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If you carry it, it's going to happen. My P7 looked mint when I bought it but after years of carrying it, the finish is wearing on sharp edges and the font of the slide. I think it gives it character. One day I'm going to have to send it to Robar, but that's my last resort.
Go with the gunkote
It's a quality finish
Just do the prep, keep it clean and use an airbrush.
Now what color are you going with?
I bought a Israeli surplus Sig 228 a while back that looked like it came out of a garbage disposal, and ended up sending it off to US Anodizing for a strip and type III anodizing on the frame and phosphating all steel parts, then spray and baking whatever finish they market (their Navy package.) By far my favorite handgun to date.