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PT Evo grip, easiest way to finish?

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Hey guys, first time ever posting...

 

I just purchased a PT Evo grip, which comes without a finish from the factory. I’m looking for ideas on how to finish it at home or a place to send it. 

 

Any help or ideas are appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

 

-Tony 

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Hey guys, first time ever posting...
 
I just purchased a PT Evo grip, which comes without a finish from the factory. I’m looking for ideas on how to finish it at home or a place to send it. 
 
Any help or ideas are appreciated. 
 
Thanks!
 
-Tony 
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Lol and here I was thinking black spray paint was the way to go

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Leave it.  No finish needed unless you want it to look different. 

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I have this same dilemma. Don’t want to  cerakote as that will probably take some of the aggressiveness off the grip being that it’s such a thick finish, plus my gun already is IonBond DLC’d. Lots of finishing outfits like IonBond and Black Nitrate have a minimum order value of $300

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Yea that’s what I’m seeing too as far as ion bonding... $300 + is a rough sell. Might just leave it as is

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Have one cerakoted an one dlc. Cerakoted one is more aggressive 

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Black Nitride is great for it 

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On 11/29/2018 at 3:44 PM, 36873687 said:

Have one cerakoted an one dlc. Cerakoted one is more aggressive 

 

Cerakote made it more agressive because we sandblast with 80 grit AO before spraying it. Leaves the surface with a sandpaper texture. If you mix cerakote on the taller end of the acceptable ratios, it’s more of a matte finish and  comes out rougher. Add less hardener and it’s thinner, and smoothes out into a semigloss finish.

 

I shoot all of my guns in matte.

 

@ARac40 if you did have it refinished, what color are you thinking about going?

 

If it’s something I have onhand from another project, I might be able to shoot it pretty cheaply.

 

That said, cerakote is a very tough paint, but still a paint. You can chip it or sand it off the high spots on the grip texture by skidding it on tables at unloaded starts, etc. My PCC shows noticeable wear around the magwell and on the side it lays on for all the unloaded start practice: I consider it a tool, and actually like my guns to look used. I’ve made no attempt to protect the finish from cosmetic damage.

 

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Send it to black nitrite, They are fast and reasonably priced, they do have a minimum order so if you can find a couple guys that want to refinish their guns it works best to send at least two or three off at once.

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Just now, 4thquarter said:

Send it to black nitrite, They are fast and reasonably priced, they do have a minimum order so if you can find a couple guys that want to refinish their guns it works best to send at least two or three off at once.

 

I contacted them here, they were great to work with.

 

 

www.blacknitride.com                    

330-745-3075 (PHONE)                    

330-745-3160 (FAX)                          

 

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If you want it black try a black oxide finish.  No surface build up and no loss of aggressiveness.  Should be able to find a local plater to do it for $50-$100-ish.

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On 11/29/2018 at 10:37 PM, molson said:

Primarymachine.com does black Nitride.  Was a forum dealer at one time.  They did my CK grip.  Very happy with the results.  

 

Mike

How is it holding up

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5 hours ago, 36873687 said:

How is it holding up

 

Looks as good as the day I received it back.   Have about 5,000 rounds down the pipe.

 

Mike

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