Hard Chrome in Texas?

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Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby Boxerrider » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:50 pm

It seems like I've seen this asked before but I'm not having any luck finding the answer.
I have an FN High Power I want to have hard chromed and would rather take it to somebody in-state than ship it. I know there are Texas plating companies serving industries, is there anybody plating firearms comercially?

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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby bmwrdr » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:22 pm

Boxerrider wrote:It seems like I've seen this asked before but I'm not having any luck finding the answer.
I have an FN High Power I want to have hard chromed and would rather take it to somebody in-state than ship it. I know there are Texas plating companies serving industries, is there anybody plating firearms comercially?

Thanks!
Jeff


I had motorcycle parts re chromed many years ago and went to Strokers in Dallas not too far from my home. Theey did a great jon, turn around time and price was okay too. Not sure if they do gun parts but it may be worth a call. Their phone number is on the web.

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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby Boxerrider » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:14 am

bmwrdr wrote:
Boxerrider wrote:It seems like I've seen this asked before but I'm not having any luck finding the answer.
I have an FN High Power I want to have hard chromed and would rather take it to somebody in-state than ship it. I know there are Texas plating companies serving industries, is there anybody plating firearms comercially?

Thanks!
Jeff


I had motorcycle parts re chromed many years ago and went to Strokers in Dallas not too far from my home. Theey did a great jon, turn around time and price was okay too. Not sure if they do gun parts but it may be worth a call. Their phone number is on the web.

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I didn't find anything about firearms on their site, and assume they're doing traditional bright chrome over copper. It looks like Armoloy has a location in Fort Worth that hard chromes firearms at a very reasonable price, although their options are limited.
I want a matte finish with brushed/satin flats on the slide, and this gun needs a little metal finishing before being plated. I think I'll suck it up and send it to APW.


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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:25 am

Chrome plating a gun??? :grumble
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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby ghostrider » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:56 am

try Hank Fleming in Austin
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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby warnmar10 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:07 am

cmgee67 wrote:Chrome plating a gun??? :grumble:
Hard chrome plating... :roll:


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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby Boxerrider » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:17 am

ghostrider wrote:try Hank Fleming in Austin

Thanks! Does he do the plating or send it out?


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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby Boxerrider » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:38 am

warnmar10 wrote:
cmgee67 wrote:Chrome plating a gun??? :grumble:
Hard chrome plating... :roll:


This will be used mostly by my wife. It will spend almost all of its time holstered, sometimes in a vehicle, sometimes in a purse, frequently moving back and forth between temperature and humidity extremes. Well-done, hard chrome plating is durable and corrosion resistant. While I find a matte finish with satin flats on the slide attractive, others do not. I'm ok with that.

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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby cmgee67 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:52 am

I was just bustin your chops! When done right it does look good on certain guns!
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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby flechero » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:41 pm

For the nominal cost of shipping, I'd pick the most reputable option and send it out. Considering the risks involved with saving a few bucks, or not if you have to spend a few hours driving to deliver and p/u... I'd gladly send it to Robar or another well known and reputable finish shop. I like the idea of Robar and having the internals done in NP3. (in fact once I get my STI finished, that's exactly what I'm planning to do)


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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby cmgee67 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:02 pm

I SECOND Robar..... they do amazing work and have been around a long time. In this kinda of job your goin to get what you pay for.
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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby Boxerrider » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:26 pm

cmgee67 wrote:I was just bustin your chops! When done right it does look good on certain guns!


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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby ghostrider » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:09 pm


ghostrider wrote:
try Hank Fleming in Austin


Thanks! Does he do the plating or send it out?




He sends it out. Not sure who it goes to, but I had an RIA slide done in a satin chrome, and it turned out great.
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Re: Hard Chrome in Texas?

Postby AdioSS » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:44 pm

I also recommend NP3. I have a Beretta 96G Centurion that was NP3 coated for Palm Beach PD in the late 90s. I used a little mag polish on the sides of the slide. That made a huge difference in the looks of it.


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