Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols Other Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols from the 1950's to Present


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-22-2012, 01:44 PM
Craig19's Avatar
Craig19 Craig19 is offline
Member
Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 335
Likes: 17
Liked 40 Times in 26 Posts
Default Refinishing 3rd Gen controls

I picked up a 5904 yesterday, and the decocker was scratched up, like someone dropped it on concrete. I sanded out the scuffs as best as possible. I thought I could go back over it with perma blue, but it doesn't have any affect on it. I was able to use it on the slide to even out some wear marks. Do you know what I can use to re-blue or blacken the the controls?
__________________
5903TSW 5904 5906 6906 4006
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-22-2012, 02:31 PM
gtoppcop gtoppcop is offline
Member
Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Cowboy State
Posts: 467
Likes: 926
Liked 1,451 Times in 254 Posts
Default

Craig,

Me and my gunsmith have long thought that the controls (if they're MIM) were made from Stainless and blackened. That would explain the fact that the cold blue has little (if any) affect on them.

I would send the pieces to ROBAR or Wilson Combat (Matt Riker) and have them coated in whatever color you want. If you go the Wilson route, tell Matt that Greg Topp sent you.

Not sure if anybody else has the work-around to get them blackened.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2012, 05:38 PM
mlk18's Avatar
mlk18 mlk18 is offline
Member
Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 2,425
Likes: 294
Liked 768 Times in 348 Posts
Default

If you are looking to refinish them on the cheap you could order some Brownells Alumahyde or other bake on finish.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Craig19's Avatar
Craig19 Craig19 is offline
Member
Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls Refinishing 3rd Gen controls  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 335
Likes: 17
Liked 40 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Thanks for the responses. I didn't realize they were MIM parts. I was kicking around the idea of duracoating it.
__________________
5903TSW 5904 5906 6906 4006
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brownells, gunsmith

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for Extended Controls for M&P 9 OMCHamlin Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 9 11-20-2013 12:27 PM
Ambi controls VTHokiesDuckHunter Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 1 09-12-2011 04:03 PM
Extended controls M&P.40caliber S&W-Smithing 0 02-06-2011 02:39 PM
My trigger controls is a bit rough could it be? southerncomforthemi Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 9 05-26-2009 01:23 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)