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Accurate Plating and Weaponry still GTG for hard chrome?

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Got a very good deal on a Marauder with a lot of holster wear.  Since there isn't much in the way of matches in this area until ~March, I want to get the gun re-finished.

 

I like the look of hard chrome and it's durable, so I'd like to go that route.  Search didn't show many recent reviews of APW's work.  Are they still good to go for hard chrome?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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1 hour ago, tomjerry1 said:

I recommend APW, Bob does great work. I got mine in a matte finish.

Would you happen to have pics handy?

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58 minutes ago, OPENB said:

Here’s my open gun

Beautiful!

 

Got ahold of Bob at APW to discuss options.  Very nice guy and very reasonable pricing.  Leaning towards 100% brushed finish.

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1 hour ago, OPENB said:

Here’s my open gun

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OPENB

beautiful gun, is that CFD Ti comp, and did they plate it or left it bare and matched the finish of the rest of the gun

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5 hours ago, biggulp said:

Got a very good deal on a Marauder with a lot of holster wear.  Since there isn't much in the way of matches in this area until ~March, I want to get the gun re-finished.

 

I like the look of hard chrome and it's durable, so I'd like to go that route.  Search didn't show many recent reviews of APW's work.  Are they still good to go for hard chrome?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

Checkout 

Mahovsky's Metalife in PA, 814-436-7747   Excellent work and good pricing.

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APW Brushed finish

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Very happy with mine. Call Bob. He is very knowledgable and will treat you right.

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Bob does some awesome work over there!

Just recently got this one back, that finishes brush the flat mat the rounds all controls are brushed finished.

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And here’s a picture of another one he did for me.  They do some great work !07E21FF3-54EB-42D3-9871-567A15D983B1.thumb.jpeg.0de0e9500273d3797e6b581c67dd04ef.jpeg

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Welp.. I'm sold. Brushed it is! It will be matched with an Extreme Shooters DVC grip once I settle on a color combo. 

 

Once the order is submitted and the Marauder is on it's way I'll start a thread to document the process.

 

Btw, feel free to keep the pics coming.. They're looking fantastic!

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1 hour ago, Sarge said:

Around $200

Thats a bargain and I always had good luck with hard chrome.   I'm not really sure why more builders aren't using it these days.

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11 hours ago, assaulter said:

What's the average price on a whole gun?

$370 total for a 100%  brushed finish on a Marauder:

 

$265 for the finish.

$65 for disassembly/reassembly.

$40 to remove the cerakote as it has to be bead blasted

 

 

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17 minutes ago, assaulter said:

It's striking to see that cerakote is more than chrome or nickel.  

There is as much or more prep work involved with cerakote, the parts have to be handled a bit more, and I'm guessing the material cost for cerakote may be a little higher. 

 

 

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On 12/4/2018 at 12:11 PM, rishii said:

OPENB

beautiful gun, is that CFD Ti comp, and did they plate it or left it bare and matched the finish of the rest of the gun

Yes, that’s Jared’s comp. It was left in the natural Ti finish The flat frame & slide finishes were brushed, the round were matte.  

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Thanks for the info

I just finished a major 9 using the same comp and plan to send it awp for plating and I was thinking about not plating the comp but asking them to match finish 

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APW does excellent chrome finish,  and it holds up . They did a 3 gun pistol for me that has been dumped in i cant recall how many different boxes, in & out of a kydex holders a million times and still looks new .

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Slight change of plans... I just fell into another stupid deal a few minutes ago and the Marauder is being replaced with a DVC Limited.

 

 

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