Anyone have the np3 or np3 plus on one of their firearms? Info and pics would be awsome! Looking to do my xdm barrel a guide rod. Thanks!
Awsome man good to hear! I know my first choice was a good one haha! Cant wait for pics man thanks!Dillinger said:I've used Robar for the coatings on three handguns to date, two of which I sold to other members here.
Hands down the best coating out there in my opinion. The stuff goes one micro thin so it doesn't affect function, but the NP3 Plus especially is basically impervious to anything you would be doing with your weapon short of throwing it in a rock crusher.
I'm at work, but I can take a couple of pictures of my latest project tonight when I get home.
If the choice was Robar or anything else, I would chose Robar hands down. It is definitely as good or better than advertised.
I don't think there is any comparison once you get past the price tag of the Robar treatment.Looks awesome. I may have to look into that over duracoat.
Thats awsome man will do that or if you hear or see a deal coming up holler!Dillinger said:I don't think there is any comparison once you get past the price tag of the Robar treatment.
I've had weapons blued, a couple of spray on - baked on coatings and "Diamond Coat" courtesy of Nighthawk themselves on my ACC purchase.
I put the Robar RoGuard above them all and the NP3 is even tougher and more wear resistant than the RoGuard. The benefit of the RoGuard is you can get it in black while the NP3 coatings all have a satin / brushed silver look to them.
Watch the monthly special, sometimes you can get a real screaming deal on a 2 for 1 or free shipping.
Definitely a 5 bank recommendation from JD
Thank you sir thats great to hear you ought to do their online postings about it!Sniper03 said:Zombie,
I can not post any pics since I do not have the pistol anymore since we traded them in at the PD years ago before I retired. However I have nothing but good to say about the Robar NP-3 Finish. We had Model 96-F Beretta Service Pistols and I was the Department Armorer and Rangemaster. I can say we had Zero problems at all with the NP-3 Finish on the pistols rather to coating or in regard to corrosion. It is an excellent finish and was originally used and still is by the US Nave for ships, weapons and applications due to the effects of salt water and corrosion. To make is simple, it is a composition of chrome and millions of Teflon particles impregnated in the finish. That is why it looks similar to that of brushed stailess. I would prefer it to stainless due to its gliding ability when metal meets metal. It provides durability, resistance to corrosion as well as improves the glide surfaces of the Slide and Frame and other parts. In your case the Slide and Barrel. I would recomend it and it is a "tuff" finish also.
Its for my $1200 custom XDM .45, i dont want and shouldnt have to replace anything, the goal of this gun is a all around gun, workhorse, carry, last forever, and look good doing it. Its nothing short of my baby, so yeah id do anything haha good to hear though thank you! Ill be sending my parts off soon!Dillinger said:http://www.robarguns.com/Robar%20Price%20List%20Effective%20October%2018th,%202011.pdf
Here is there current price list.
It's true they aren't as cheap as a can of spray on and some oven time.
What did you pay for your weapon? What would you pay to replace the parts in question?
What is your time worth when you are cleaning it?
For me, I have coated a Kimber (Goju has it - and carries it), a Taurus (Benning has it - and carries it daily) and I coated my NH GRP.
It takes me half the time to clean as it did before I got it coated.
For me, this was a no brainer and I will be sending in my ACC and my Osprey when they have another monthly deal.
The Robar treatment isn't the cheapest, and there is a reason for that, because it's the most comprehensive and complete treatment for your steel that is out there.
Not sure though i hear good things, im leaving my xdm melonite and the frame standard as well only internals get np3michigan0626 said:If you had the frame and slide coated, I take it you need to make sure you have checkering on the frame (slippery).
Has there been a lab study (independent) in the black Roguard vs Cerakote? NIC Industries make it seem like it is the most resistant coating. I know Roguard and NP3 (+) has better lubricity, but is it better as salt water and abrassion resistance. Also how black is the roguard vs cerakote.