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Old December 29, 2012, 11:55 PM   #1
BluRidgDav
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Best metal finishes: Commercial and DIY?

I purposely bought a stainless steel gun for better corrosion resistance under wet hunting conditions. But, all of the detachable magazines made for this gun are blued carbon steel. What are the best after-market metal finishes that can be applied to these parts, to improve the all-weather capabilities?

If a commercial finish; what is it & where I can send them to get it done?
If a Do-It-Yourself treatment; what is it & where can I order some?

Thanx, Dave.
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Old December 30, 2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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BRD, 12/30/12

I also have a number of guns with blued mags which corrode a lot here in the tropics. I have had about twenty mags either hard-chromed or electroless nickel plated at a place called Techplate in CA (www.techplate.com). Service is fast and prices are affordable. They have a customer rep there named Marshall who is very helpful with questions. None of my plated mags corrode anymore after the plating. The cost was about $10/mag. Good luck.

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