|07-19-2011, 06:49 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Clear / Transparent Gun Finish?
Iím considering dong a custom 1911 using a Caspian Damascus slide. Do any of you know if there is a clear / transparent gun finish that can be used on the entire slide to add protection and reduce friction while leaving the beautiful Damascus steel visible?
|07-19-2011, 11:12 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2011
You might try Duracoat clear. Used it a few times, and has protected well. Might have an issue with the final sheen overtaking the Damascus look, so I would talk to the guys there and try it on something else. (very good to talk to)
Hope it helps
|07-19-2011, 11:33 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Welcome to the Forum, evenstill. IMHO, you may have a problem finding a finish that will hold up. I say that because the clearcoat that S&W uses on weapons like the 642, are prone too lift and peel after time. I'm sure that S&W spent a ton of money in R&D in order to come up with their less than satisfactory coating product. If there was something out there, I think they woulda found it. As the owner of a 642, I am interested in this problem, and have NEVER read of a clearcoat product that could be applied to a stripped 642 as a cure. Some have stripped their 642s of clearcoat, and maintained the weapon with auto wax or Renaissance Wax. That may be a viable option for you, esp since you're only concerned with the slide. I am using Renaissance Wax on my intact clearcoat to prevent it from deterioration. It appears to be working. I'll be watchin' this thread. Good luck, and BE SURE to post pics..........
|09-19-2012, 08:28 AM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2011
there are clear anodizing finishes as well. talk to a local plater, see what they can offer. i'm not sure how ideal it may be for your needs, but most of the color for even TiN is added during process.
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