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Old 04-28-2004, 03:18 PM
BamBam45 BamBam45 is offline
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Refinishing over nickel?




Hello all-
I have a Colt Python in nickel that is starting to show some pitting and wear on the finish ( it was not stored properly in my safe with the dehumidifier, it didn't get along with my 1911's ). I was wondering if anybody knows what my options are over the nickel. I really don't care for the nickel, but I am not opposed to NP3. I would really like a matte black low maintanence durable finish, but I just don't know what I can do over the nickel. Maybe have it stripped? Thanks- Brett
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:24 PM
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Nickel

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Hello all-
I have a Colt Python in nickel that is starting to show some pitting and wear on the finish ( it was not stored properly in my safe with the dehumidifier, it didn't get along with my 1911's ). I was wondering if anybody knows what my options are over the nickel. I really don't care for the nickel, but I am not opposed to NP3. I would really like a matte black low maintanence durable finish, but I just don't know what I can do over the nickel. Maybe have it stripped? Thanks- Brett
With any kind of new finish (other then spray paint)you want to have applied, you'll have to strip off the nickel before aplication.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:09 PM
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Thanks Sahauptman I assumed that was the case, just wondered if there was something that bonded to the nickel.- Brett
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Old 05-02-2004, 08:29 AM
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Nickle is a non-porous finish applied over copper plating. I doubt you will find anything that will stick to the nickle plating, so it will need to be removed.
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Old 05-02-2004, 08:36 AM
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While our Gunsmithing forum indicates that it is primarily dedicated to 1911's, I will move your thread to that forum (from General Discussion) where it may get better responses.
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