Sending a Stripped Gun for Refinishing...
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:44 AM
My question is, what parts should not be painted/chromed to prevent fitment issues when the gun gets back? The CZ has 10-15k rounds through it and there is some slide to frame play so I'm not worried too much in that respect. (I've emailed back and forth with the shop a couple times but I'm trying not to bug them since they were gracious enough to donate a pretty sizable certificate to a worthy cause).
So far I'm planning to send:
firing pin stop
I will not be sending the barrel since I don't want to worry about the fit after it gets back from chrome. I know the springs stay home as well.
However, what about all the little pins, like the trigger/trigger spring pin, sear pin, sear pin retaining pin that are visible from the outside of the gun? Is it worth taking the risk having those chromed? If a pin hole is too tight when I get it back from the platter is the best course of action to sand the pin (as opposed to reaming the hole)?
If I send the hammer for paint, will they mask off the hammer hooks or will those need to be stoned when it gets back?
Thanks guys! Obviously I'm a newb at this sort of thing.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:02 PM
CZ 75 Shadow Frame
Main Spring Plug
"Tactikote" Polymer Black Paint:
CZ 75 Shadow Slide
Firing Pin Stop
If I had to do it again, I would detail strip the gun and send in everything except for the springs. Hard Chrome is not nearly as thick as I had imagined. I think the only things the might have come back too tight could have been the trigger pin and/or the extractor pin; both of which are interference fit on my gun and would have been cheap and easy to replace. I don't think any of my factory guns (with a 1000+ rounds) are too tight to be completely chromed out. I purposely didn't send in my sights because I didn't want them to come back glossy. In retrospect I should have had the sights painted because the rear sight blade was starting to rust in just the couple weeks it took to get the plating done.
Here's a few pics of the gun prior to having the mag well installed by Gary Kimball:
CIMG0743 (800x600).jpg 446.32K 115 downloads
CIMG0744 (800x600).jpg 407.35K 121 downloads
CIMG0746 (800x600).jpg 329.49K 123 downloads
Here's the CZ after the magwell got installed (sandblasted frame + a steel match in the rain = bad idea):
CIMG0748 (800x600).jpg 348.58K 205 downloads
Finally, here it is back from Metaloy:
CIMG0761 (800x600).jpg 376.21K 199 downloads
The picture doesn't do justice to the refinishing job Metaloy did on the gun. It's beautiful. I'll try to get some better pictures in the day light.
Edited by blind bat, 19 June 2012 - 09:06 PM.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:13 PM
I wonder why the black is not used as much as gray/silver
Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:03 PM
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