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Old 11-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #681
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I need to find something other than poly and lacquer. They are a pain in the butt to work with. I may have to do a little research today.
Good luck in the search. Just remember that the important part is the journey and not the destination!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:18 PM   #682
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I think I can do you a little better than that. They probably won't be a mirror shine, but they will be shiney
I believe eventually (like maybe several years) I'll have my gun stripped, a carry melt done, and then blued. This will go with your grips even better I think.
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Good luck in the search. Just remember that the important part is the journey and not the destination!
I just hope the jorney is not overly long.

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I believe eventually (like maybe several years) I'll have my gun stripped, a carry melt done, and then blued. This will go with your grips even better I think.
Carry melt? That is that?


So you think it will look better satin, or glossy? Because I can, and will do which ever one you want.
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I just hope the jorney is not overly long.



Carry melt? That is that?


So you think it will look better satin, or glossy? Because I can, and will do which ever one you want.
carry melt if i am reading it correctly, is also known as a carry bevel. means you bevel all the sharp and squared edges and smooth everything so as not to snag on anything when presenting the pistol. lots of work involved here.
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carry melt if i am reading it correctly, is also known as a carry bevel. means you bevel all the sharp and squared edges and smooth everything so as not to snag on anything when presenting the pistol. lots of work involved here.
Jim Clark Jr takes the carry melt to the extreme with his "Meltdown".



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These guys nailed it, and that Jim Clark is a perfect example!
Texas, I think satin would look good matching with the parked finish, and add a perfect amount of contrast to a blued gun. So let's stick with something satiny

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These guys nailed it, and that Jim Clark is a perfect example!
Texas, I think satin would look good matching with the parked finish, and add a perfect amount of contrast to a blued gun. So let's stick with something satiny
You got it.

Axxe and Cane, thanks for the info on the carry melt. That's pretty cool.
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Yeah, when I get a melt done, ours not going to be nearly that extensive.

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Jim Clark Jr takes the carry melt to the extreme with his "Meltdown".



Someday one of my Colts is going to Jim!

Clark Custom Guns - Meltdown
I'm having a hard time deciding if i like that or not--Looks, not the concept--
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The part I like is the scalloped area near the muzzle end of the slide being smoothed out. The rest, I could give or take.

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