View Full Version : anodize harder than nickle

June 30, 2000, 11:49 PM
Hey folks, I was just wondering about the hardness and durability of anodize verses nickle. I have a keltec receiver that is aluminum and was wondering how I could both make the thing more durable against the steel slide and have a semi lubricating surface to make it last longer. Thanks...

July 1, 2000, 06:47 AM
I would say Nickle would be harder and would have provide a slicker surface than anodize. You might want to research the newer finishes like TiN, NP3, ect.

George Stringer
July 1, 2000, 07:44 AM
Kel Tekee, the only thing you can do is anodize your alloy frame. Unless my rememberer ain't working right this morning you can't plate aluminum. George

July 1, 2000, 11:07 AM
George, shhhh, all the chrome will fall off my Harley ;)

I think it has to be copper plated first.