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Old May 13, 2013, 08:47 AM   #1
38Mike
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cylinder refinish suggestions please...

Mornin' folks,

I've got a S&W 360 which has the black scandium frame and black magic marker finish on cylinder; through my abuse/ neglect, some of the cylinder finished has rubbed off. This is my carry gun, all is well, function isn't affected at all. I was wondering if there are any "do it yourself", "home remedy" solutions available to refinish just the cylinder in a flat black to match the frame. I use Breakfree CLP to clean/ lube if that matters..

Anys ideas, thoughts would be much appreciated. Again, this is not much of a high priority, just something I'm thinking about doing....

thanks

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Old May 13, 2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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You can buy a can of baking lacquer from Brownells. Degrease the part, lightly blast or sand the surfaces to be painted, spray the finish on, then bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
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Old May 13, 2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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My 2 bits...

If you have a carry gun or firearm that needs a little TLC, Id send it off to a professional shop for some slick coat work or plate job.
There are many top shops for gunsmithing/revolver work but Id check; www.bearcoat.com or Metalife SS first. Both offer low prices & quality work.
Gun writer & tactics trainer; "Chuck Taylor" praises Metalife SS C and Bearcoat has a quick shop time/lifetime repair service.
Cerakote from www.apwcogan.com or NP3+ from Robar; www.robarguns.com costs more but you may like it.

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Old May 13, 2013, 04:07 PM   #4
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To blacken stainless, you can either have it black chromed, or blue it with Brownell's Oxynate #84. Either would have to be professionally done, though, as each is a complicated process, and not for home use.
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