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Old March 24, 2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Pistol finish question

I am thinking about having a custom 1911 built. I was wanting to have the slide finished in black and the frame in OD Green. My question is that if they finish the entire gun in black parkerize, can I have the frame duracoated over that? I thought I heard that the Parkerize would make a good primer for duracoat. Any/all feedback is greatly appreciated. I am wanting a finsh similar to that of a Wilson CQB with a Black Slide and OD Green Frame. Any/all suggestions greatly appreciated
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Old March 24, 2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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If the 2 tone green/black is what you are after, I'd look into Birdsong and associates Black-T/Green-T instead. It is teflon/polymer based, extremely durable, and vastly increases the lubricity of the weapon. From experience, I can say the claim is valid. My duty P220 (all black-T) is proof. Walter, Sr. has recently passed away, and is missed. A bit more expensive, but well worth the investment. Here's the link:
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Old March 24, 2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link, I will check them out now.
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Old March 25, 2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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Yes, you can duracoat right over the black parkerize and get that cool OD Green look. Here are some pics of my 10mm build in combat green using duracoat.
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Old March 25, 2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Pistol coatings, plate work...

For great pistol coating or service work, I'd suggest these well known firms;

Robar Guns; Bearcoat; Black-T; or maybe Accurate Plating & Weaponry; .
The NIC-Cerakote coating from is cool and the site has a link to a color chart where you can mix & match slide/frame colors on a duty size Glock pistol. Black, Brown, OD green, Tan, Grey, etc.

Bearcoat is impressive and the shop says it has a "lifetime" service policy.

Robar offers a lot & does a lot of military/DoD/industry work. I'd avoid the black Rogard coating. It nicks & scuffs quickly.
The NP3+ is very practical but is a dull grey-nickel based color.
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