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August 2, 2001, 10:35 PM
Hey guys I have a ParaOrd P13. I don't like the finish on the frame. It's to dull. Would Parkerizing make it more shinny? What kind of prep is involved? Do I have to take the old bluing of? If so what’s the best way to that, sandblasting? How hard is it? What is involved and how long does it take? Also can you Parkerizing other parts of the gun like the safety, grip safety, and slide stop. Sorry for all the questions.


George Stringer
August 3, 2001, 06:37 AM
Riceman, no parkerizing is a dull matte finish and would feel much rougher than what you have. The big question is whether it's a steel or alloy frame. Attempt to stick a kitchen magnet to it. If it sticks then it's steel and can be blued. If not anodizing is the only "shiny" finish you'll find for it. George

August 3, 2001, 07:02 PM
Yeah, but andonizing comes in many colors. Like pink :D

August 3, 2001, 08:24 PM
Or puce :D