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Old 08-04-2018, 07:50 PM
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Found this 4040PD on a local gun trader site and made a trade for it. All told, I have a little less than $300 in it with the gun that I traded. It came with a nice coat of Krylon, or two or three. This is what it looked like after I stripped off the rattle can job. Previous owner said he thought it had been cerakoted(thank god it wasnít). I knew it was rough going in, but a quick field strip prior to trade showed that all of the high wear areas were in great shape. Took it to the range and put 100 rounds through it as fast as I could load the single mag that came with it. Performance was flawless. No issues at all and it shoots like a dream. Now that Iíve got the paint stripped off, Iím thinking of bead blasting the slide and frame after a full disassembly and polishing the rough spot around the mag release. After that...any ideas? Maybe durabake coating? What are your thoughts on a durable and attractive finish on a Scandium frame that would match the same finish on the slide?
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Very nice pistol! Congrats! Regards 18DAI
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A good deal on the 4040PD. I would be looking into getting the pistol refinished by Ford's Custom Refinishing or the Mothership. The slide looks well worn and matching it and the frame would be difficult. I'd explore my options before spending a large $um.
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A good deal on the 4040PD. I would be looking into getting the pistol refinished by Ford's Custom Refinishing or the Mothership. The slide looks well worn and matching it and the frame would be difficult. I'd explore my options before spending a large $um.
It's just going to be a shooter and CCW gun, so I'm not looking to make it pristine, just more presentable. Does anyone have any experience with DIY coatings that turn out reasonably well?
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My brother sprayed a rusty Astra A75L 9mm slide with high temp grill or engine block paint. It has held up pretty well. I donít know about the frame though.
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Photos are not in order but I believe this is after it was done.


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More pics of the Astra. This was a $68.00 gun, no mags. These two came from Numrich for $9.99 each I think.
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Sheís a shooter. Nice find. I want one now


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