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Old 06-19-2017, 03:10 PM
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Kimber's black finish question

What is Kimber's black finish, is it a spray on (ie. Cerakote, etc.) or a metal treatment (Nitrite...ie. S&W's Melonite - GLOCK's Tennifer)?

I think the aluminum framed ones are anodized.

Thanks in advance for all help.

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Old 06-19-2017, 03:57 PM
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It's not very durable what ever it is!
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:07 PM
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Which one? Their original finish was quite durable. Their Eclipse, while pretty, virtually wiped off. I can't say about today's finishes, but suspect many are spray and bake. That is why I stick with stainless on guns I buy and Robar's Np3+ on carbon guns needing finished.
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Which one? Their original finish was quite durable. Their Eclipse, while pretty, virtually wiped off. I can't say about today's finishes, but suspect many are spray and bake. That is why I stick with stainless on guns I buy and Robar's Np3+ on carbon guns needing finished.
I can't speak for every Eclipse owner, but mine has >13K rounds through it, and the finish still looks good. I've always thought it was special because it has been such an excellent pistol. Maybe it is.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:38 AM
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My Eclipse is almost a year old now. I don't know what the black portion of the finish is, but first time I wiped it down, black started coming off. Couldn't tell any came off looking at it though. Afterwards, no more black came off and it still looks good........ymmv

BTW monadh, I don't have anywhere near 13000 rounds through my Eclipse Target in .38 Super yet, but it's performance has been flawless. I mean literally flawless. Using a variety of factory and handloaded ammunition, different magazines, etc. the gun has never failed to feed, fire, extract, eject and lock back on empty. I also have a Colt Special Combat Government in .38 Super that was a lot more $$$. Wish I could report the same flawless performance with the Colt.
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