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Old 02-09-2013, 16:16   #1
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Anyone hard chrome their 1911?

I like black guns. But i wish i would have gotten my TRP in stainless. Anyone have pis of their 1911, that they had hard chromed, and how it lasted. TKS!
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:30   #2
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I've got a few. It holds up VERY well.
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:33   #3
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Here's a few of them.

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Old 02-09-2013, 16:42   #4
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Well, there's a few of them. I have 4 more out being hardchromed as I type. Hardchrome is great stuff. And Chris at Metaloy is the best at it. Give him a call and he can hook you up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:45   #5
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On a side note, hardchrome is extremely hard to photograph. All of those guns have the exact same finish and look identical in person next to each other.
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Old 02-09-2013, 17:01   #6
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Thanks, glock2740. Cool pics, nice guns!
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:19   #7
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Joe is definitly the guy to talk to about Hardchrome!

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Old 02-09-2013, 18:28   #8
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APW Cogan did a matte hard chrome on one of mine. Fantastic finish. Only downside of the matte is that it will polish itself with use so places of friction (under the safety, slide lock) will get that mirror finish eventually. It took probably 5000 rounds for mine to polish itself though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:52   #9
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Mine is hard chromed, but I bought it that way.


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Old 02-09-2013, 18:56   #10
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2740 is known to have caused a chrome shortage in the USA several times in the 1911 forum.
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Old 02-09-2013, 19:00   #11
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I think Joe has a deal to have his carcass hard chromed before he is buried!
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Old 02-09-2013, 19:11   #12
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Hardchrome. The new Gold.

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Old 02-09-2013, 20:48   #13
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I love blue steel guns but I have sweat like acid. I had the frame on my combat commander done about 25 years ago and the frame looks as good as it did when I had it done.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:31   #14
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I had my Kimber Hard Chromed at Tripp Research in 2003...it looks about the same as it did when completed...very pleased with Hard Chroming...

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Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:54   #16
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Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

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That is STUNNING!

My contribution, I had my Caspian race gun hard chromed in 1996 after it rusted when shooting in the rain. Many matches later, some in rain, snow, and 100K+ later, the finish hasn't really changed much.

Done right, it lasts and wears really well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:51   #17
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I've got a few. It holds up VERY well.
Do you use Metaloy in Berryville ? I'm thinking about this finish for my project gun.It's going see some hard use and I need an extremely durable finish for it.
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Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.
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Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.
He might be able to buy a tank of gas for it with what I need done...
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