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Old June 30, 2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Refinishing a M28

I have an old S&W M28. It was electroless nickelled about 30 years ago. The finish has a few rough spots on it. Can the current finish be removed? I'd like it nickelled again? Who can do a good job and for about how much?
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Old July 3, 2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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Electroless nickel can be removed and the gun polished, then the electroles nickel can be reapplied.
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Old July 3, 2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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I don't have a link, but Ford's in Tampa area has a reputation for some seriously nice work.
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Old July 3, 2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Thanks, I kinda think I want a regular nickel finish.
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Old July 3, 2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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The only visual difference in nickel plating and electroless nickel plating is the method of application. Electroless plates in hole and voids better than electrolytic nickel, and is a little harder.
The surface finish dictates how either finish looks.
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Old July 8, 2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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Most highly recommend either www.apwcogan.com and www.robarguns.com
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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Here is the link to Fords. Look at their Customer Pics link for some really nice examples of their work.
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Old July 8, 2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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Here is a link:

http://www.fordsguns.com/

You can tell they do primo work, especially very high polish blue and nickel.



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Old July 9, 2012, 07:23 AM   #9
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Thanks Bruce. I forgot to include the link. This old-age thing is really kicking my butt.
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