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Old 04-27-2012, 07:37 AM
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Front Strap Wear




I have A WC aluminum frame and the front strap was re-coated once by WC on their dime. Less than a year later same wear in same area of front strap. The front strap does not rub on anything (not in the car, nor in the holster and I do not wear rings). As an aside I cannot wear automatic watches - they will not run after a couple of months.

I'm trying to determine a coating that can be applied that will resovle the wear problem. Would like to keep the pistol "black". Recommendations appreciated.

Yes, I know, wear gives it character - I'm character enough, do not need more from my pistol. Also, this is not intended as a "dig" at WC.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:59 AM
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Well, since WC changed the Armor Tuff formula in the past year and I've read here that Armor Tuff is one of the tougher finishes (problematic on aluminum frame) - I will send the pistol to WC for another re-finish.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:22 AM
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I would try either IonBond DLC or matte black chrome done by Bob Cogan's shop.
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You might look into having it anodized.
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