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refinishing a para p16

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by llama.45, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. llama.45

    llama.45 New Member

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    i have a para ordanance p16 that has the gloss black finish on the slide and the matte black finish on the frame.it was used when i got it and the matte finish on the frame is scratched really bad.i was wanting to refinish it my self and was wanting some suggestions on some finishes that i could put on it and what is the best way to do a project like this.
  2. deadmarsh

    deadmarsh New Member

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    You can do a good job with Brownell's Moly-Teflon spray paint in either matt black or dark parkerized gray. It requires a completely clean surface (and worked a bit for texture) and then must be hardened or cured at 300-350 degress for 30 minutes. Below is a Colt Officers that I finished this past weekend -- I did bead blast this one first and then applied the coating. Finish is durable and thin.

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    Good luck:


    Dead
  3. ampress01

    ampress01 New Member

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    Great job, it looks like Deniro's gun in ronin accept he had a govt. model. Yours looks more handy.
    Thanks
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