CZ 82 Finish Update
I was looking to re-finish a CZ 82 that was mechanicaly sound and accurate, but had a bad finish. Several remedies were suggested all the way from a $5.00 can of High temperature Black paint to a $180.00 plating job. (The gun cost $230.00 delivered. First the paint is a no-go. It looks great, but one 12 round magazine had it chipping off the frame. Hoppe's good old No.9 went through the paint like it wasn't there. One minute a beautiful black slide, next minute black fingers and no paint on slide. OK, I'm NOT going to pay $150.00 to $180.00 for a $ 230.00 pistol when I have two others, so cold blue. It worked. First real paint remover, several applications and use of a wire brush and steel wool. De-grease several times. Birchwood & Casey Perma Blue paste, five applications per instructions. It's a winner. No, it's not plating or a professional hot re-blue, but it's attractive and is reported to be durable. It takes patience and time, but it's worth it. I had my gun room cranked up to 75 degrees during the whole procedure except for degreasing and washing. I didn't bake it. Anyway here's the three of them. The re-blue is also the single one.
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Last edited by Terry G; 01-19-2011 at 06:00 PM..