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Miah 02-23-2011 06:11

Refinishing after engraving
We have a really nice laser engraver at work... I'm thinking about using it to engrave my Glock, will I have to refinish over the engraved area? If so how would I go about this. Thanks,

RobarGuns 03-09-2011 10:51

Laser engraving is usually not finished over as it is not deep and is very likely to be damages or obliterated completely during a metal finishing process.

Chowser 03-09-2011 19:07

Also you probably won't engrave deep enough to hurt anything. Glock's tenifer treatment is in the metal itself so you shouldn't have to worry about rust. I just had my 33 engraved with my department patch and all I've been doing is just wiping it down with a coat of breakfree or eezox like I normally do.

g29cc 05-16-2012 07:32

Really depends on what type of laser your using.

Yag will burn and be deep, CO2 will surface etch only.

We use a Yag and will burn .010 deep into the material.

Chowser 05-16-2012 07:42

This was done by customized creationz last year.
Daily wear in the holster. Looks great still!


Sicmonkey 08-20-2013 08:03

Will Duracoat fill in texture, embossing, or engraving?

Chowser 08-20-2013 10:38


Originally Posted by Sicmonkey (Post 20555577)
Will Duracoat fill in texture, embossing, or engraving?

it shouldn't.

as it left the factory:

look at the middle gun, it was original black from the factory. I had CCR do their darkside stainless CERAHIDE (which is similar to duracoat) and it didn't fill in the 9mm or FNS-9 stuff on it. You can still see the FN Logo as well, the flash just washes it out in the picture.

CCR's CPII (cerplate ii which is nickel boron) did not fill in the patch on my Glock either, nor the factory engravings.

I basically send all my Glocks to CCR (in Tennessee) now.
My HKs go to Robar.
Engravings go to CC (in Michigan)

Miah 08-24-2013 09:46

Thanks for all the input, I still haven't "pulled the trigger" just have to find something to engrave.... few other guys have done their guns and they came out really nice.

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