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Unread 07-16-2012, 09:04 PM
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stainless steel black finish search

Looking for a gloss black finish for stainless

Anodize
powder coat
Black chrome ( believe browning does this ) if so i love this
very durable i had it on a shotgun.
Black nickel (cant find anyone who does this.

Wanting a black gloss
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    Re: stainless steel black finish search

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    Looking for a gloss black finish for stainless

    Anodize
    powder coat
    Black chrome ( believe browning does this ) if so i love this
    very durable i had it on a shotgun.
    Black nickel (cant find anyone who does this.

    Wanting a black gloss
    Cerakote in Semi-Gloss Black is the way I'd go.

    It'll be glossier than the powder coat, and more durable than anything you have on the list if done correctly. It's pretty well impervious to about anything other than being etched with a metal edge or diamonds.

    http://www.nwceramiccoatings.com/index.php?m=90

    A good freind of mine who builds very high end customs also recommended this to me but I've not personally used it.

    http://www.ionbondguncoatings.com/
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    Re: stainless steel black finish search

    Theres a gunsmith down the road from here who does that coating.
    ceramic coating. Dont know if he offers a gloss black. He did do a tac50
    Siting on his counter in a greenish color looks pretty good. Get the action done to.
    i think he said its 200-300$ . Said its like 50$ cheaper than a blue job but so much better.
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    Re: stainless steel black finish search

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    Looking for a gloss black finish for stainless
    Salt bath (Isonite QPQ) nitriding (also known as meloniting) is available in a gloss black. Two known good suppliers:

    MMI Trutec (Joel Kendrick) - Trutec

    H&M Metal Processing - Welcome to H & M Metal Processing

    Note that nitriding is NOT intended to be decorative but it is. Many upsides and some downsides, the most significant downsides are it may void your barrel warranty (check your barrel provider) and once done it is not easy to work on (as in its more permanent than you may want. On the upside, increased velocity, better barrel life, less fouling.

    Some K&G products are also available "gloss black" and they have neither of the downsides of nitriding - but they are less effective on the upside.

    Frankly, this is one of the most contentious subjects that could be brought up. Enjoy the debate.
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    Re: stainless steel black finish search

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    Salt bath (Isonite QPQ) nitriding (also known as meloniting) is available in a gloss black. Two known good suppliers:

    MMI Trutec (Joel Kendrick) - Trutec

    H&M Metal Processing - Welcome to H & M Metal Processing

    Note that nitriding is NOT intended to be decorative but it is. Many upsides and some downsides, the most significant downsides are it may void your barrel warranty (check your barrel provider) and once done it is not easy to work on (as in its more permanent than you may want. On the upside, increased velocity, better barrel life, less fouling.

    Some K&G products are also available "gloss black" and they have neither of the downsides of nitriding - but they are less effective on the upside.

    Frankly, this is one of the most contentious subjects that could be brought up. Enjoy the debate.
    Just had mine done and it looks great! I went with a satin on the barrel but the brake and action are glossy.....Rich
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    Re: stainless steel black finish search

    Found what i was looking for.
    graphite black cerakote looks good
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    Re: stainless steel black finish search

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    Found what i was looking for.
    graphite black cerakote looks good
    I'm confused. I thought you wanted "gloss".

    Here is the Cerekote link to "graphite black" - Cerakote Coatings: H-146Q Graphite Black

    It says the finish is "satin", not gloss. "Our most popular satin black"

    And, IMHO, it sure doesn't look "glossy".

    Possibly you just changed your mind.

    BTW, if you do a search on "graphite black" you will find three (3) products. The specs on the Gen II look the best (to me).

    Enjoy!
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