View Full Version : Polymer or teflon coatings

August 10, 2001, 09:14 PM
Or whatever wonder-coating. Opinions on which are good, which are bad, and general info about what is available would be appreciated. Also, who does good work. Links are great.

Uh, opinions of the "Blue steel is the only finish a gun should have!" variety need not apply. You'd just be wasting bandwidth.

August 10, 2001, 09:37 PM
I have no personal experience but I here NP3 from robar is one of the better ones. It is a nickel and teflon mixture. i would be interested in hearing from anyone who has personal experience with it. I am triing to decide what finish to put on my Hk P7M8.
Michael Goeing

August 14, 2001, 11:30 AM
My P7M13 was done in NP3 by Robar in 1991 as were four magazines. The finish is very slick and according to Robar requires no lube on opposing surfaces(I still lube the bearing surfaces lightly) . The finish is a construct of electroless nickel and PTFE which was developed for aerospace applications. I am extremely pleased with it and would recommend it and Robar without reservation. It is not applied to bores or the gas assembly on the P7s. Best, Rob

don't shoot it's me
August 14, 2001, 02:48 PM
I almost tefloned my P7 with a moly coating. It's really more of a paint on proccess. All the guys on the P7 board told me it is great for weather protection but wears quickly and scratches easy. I held an NP3 gun and didn't like how slick the finish was...good for the internals but not the grip. I decided on a matte hard chrome for Ford's for my P7....beautiful and will look new 20 years from now....also, at 130 bucks, it's about 100 cheaper than NP3....your choice.


check out this thread on wilson armor tuff...which is basically a teflon coating...

August 15, 2001, 10:55 PM
You might also check out the following link to another option.
Thanks, Mac.
Mac's Shootin' Irons
We don't build em'! We finish em'!

August 16, 2001, 04:29 PM
I have a BHP done in Black T. After a few hundred rounds you get wear in the slide rails and hammer and sear but thats ok. You're also get some holster wear and the corners and edges. No rust and a nice satin black. Most of the Black finishes wear or in the case of Armor Tuff chip or flake.

I'll stick with my Black T:cool:

August 17, 2001, 06:15 PM
Thanks for the info, gentlemen!