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Old 07-25-2010, 10:33 PM   #31
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I'm sorry, but you paid a professional to do a pretty nice reblue job on your gun-and now you want to paint it with something that quite obviously scratches off every time you try to reassemble the gun. Seems like you're going backwards here......

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:32 AM   #32
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The professional's blue job sucked. It was rubbing off when I cleaned the pistol and the edges were wearing as well. I decided to send it to CCR Refinishing and had it redone professionally.

Here's the link: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/ccr-refinishing-my-1911-a-29131/

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All I see in that thread is how much you liked the refinishing.

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I don't quite get your point. What's the problem?

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My point is that CCR did a very good blue job on your gun. Why mess it up?
Ceramacoat requires the gun be bead or sand blasted for it to adhere properly. Even when this is done it will still scratch and peel. After all, it's just paint. You seem to have a problem with it scratching every time you disassemble your gun.

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I see the problem Bill.

I disliked the bluing that was done by the gunsmith that rebuilt/customized the pistol. It's not a carry piece and the finish was wearing just from a few range trips and cleanings.

I then stripped it and applied the CeramaCoat myself. It looked okay, but I had issues reassembling it and also decided that the pistol deserved a better finish.

That's when I sent it to CCR Refinishing and it now wears the professional finish from them.

I hope that clears things up.

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I see. I was confused, as usual.

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Not a prob.

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