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Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Is there a reason you don't see the use of PVD or DLC coatings on these high end competition pistols?

I had a pistol done in Ionbond DLC and I love the feel of the slide and frame...


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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Biggest reason is cost. Bullseye shooters hold a very tight purse when it comes to spending $. That being said I'm going to be starting a new wad gun in a week or so that will be polished and done with a PVD coating. Pics in a while.

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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:42 am 
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thanks for the reply, so it is not a technical choise. the pistols I've seen for sale built by the big names are not cheap, so I figure a few 100 dollar for a good coating would not make that big of a difference

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Post Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:32 am 
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Stardust, where are you getting pvd for a few hundred???? I've got three guns going in for coating by the end of the month

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:48 am 
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Hi

I'm from Belgium and got an Ionbond center in The Netherlands... here they ask +- 300- 350 euro for a PVD coating. DLC is a bit more expensive.

I have a gunsmith license so my prices are lower. offcourse If you want to aply on a polished surface the prep is a lot more work than blasting and some minor sanding of the flats

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:33 pm 
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Thanks tommy, ion bond was my next choice, I've used a few others with less than satisfactory results. Two of the three will be bead blast, Matt finish. The third will be polished slide flats... any suggestions on the best way to accomplish a near mirror finish???

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:39 pm 
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use sandpaper on a glass plate and than polish on a wheel?

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