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Fixed up a Beretta for a LEO friend

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by JColumbus, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. tx_absurdist

    tx_absurdist New Member

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    You did an amazing job, looks great. I would've been paranoid about ceramic paint, but that's only because I've had bad luck using it on anything other than engines. I lucked out with using DuraCoat on a restore I did for a friend.
     


  2. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    VERY NICE. = Fwiw, I've "remodeled" numerous duty guns over the years for other LEOs, using EPOXY APPLIANCE PAINT, especially when I worked the coastal areas where SALT in the air rusts blued guns "while you wait"..
    Once fully cured, it is hard to "damage" with sandpaper.
    (I buy mine from HD.)

    yours, satx
     
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  3. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    Fwiw, I'm seriously considering buying/remodeling a Beretta 92S from Classic Firearms. = I'm told that they have some few "doggy-looking" pistols (that are in great "interior shape") for CHEAP.

    Fyi, I like the "low gloss" epoxy appliance paint for the job.

    yours, satx

    yours, satx
     
  4. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    Came out great!
     
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  5. JColumbus

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    Wow I didn't consider that could happen. Is that a wide spread thing? And if so, do departments do something about it?
     
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  6. JColumbus

    JColumbus Well-Known

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    Do you have any photos? I love seeing other people's work.
     
  7. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    YEP. RUSTING of "blued guns" & CORROSION of "stainless steel" (as well as if the weapons are made of various non-ferrous alloys) is a REAL & CONTINUING problem in areas near the sea for LEOs/gun-owners.

    When I first worked the Texas Coast, we often "dipped our revolvers" in HOT/melted JOHNSON'S PASTE WAX, that is made for waxing floors/furniture.
    (That "technique" worked FINE until the wax "rubbed off".)

    When I worked in NOLA/south LA, I "discovered" EPOXY APPLIANCE PAINT/AUTO EXHAUST PAINT for refinishing handguns & discovered that those 2 "coatings" work better and are LESS $$$$$$$$ than anything else that I've (so far) tried to fight the "rust devils".

    yours, satx
     

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