I want to make my XDM FDE, is Cerakote infinitely better than Duracoat?

Discussion in 'XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M)' started by XDARguy, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. XDARguy

    XDARguy XDTalk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    From around the internet I've read Duracoat scrapes off easily on pistol barrel due to the slide grating into it.

    What would I need to make the slide and the frame, which are two different materials, the same shade? In some places I've noticed the slide will be a completely different shade due to the metal reacting differently.

    And if I don't have the brass to do it to my XDM, I'll probably pick up an XD Service at a gunshow nearby soon. I've only just become more lenient in what I will do to my firearm. ;)

     
  2. XD45Compact_NY

    XD45Compact_NY XDTalk 100 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Just outside of Charlotte
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I would HIGHLY recommend against Duracoat. I once did this to the slide of my XD45. It was prepped properly...cured for over 1 month (I didn't do this myself). But after a few times at the range...it started chipping near the ejection port, etc.

    It's just too soft. Eventually, I sent it off to Tripp research to have it removed and then Hardchromed. It still looks absolutely mint 3 years later and hundreds and hundreds of rounds.
     
  3. XDARguy

    XDARguy XDTalk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks for the input!

    I've heard Cerakote is better, and I want the slide to be the same color, as opposed to most who have a colored lower and stock silver/black upper.
     
  4. SRD

    SRD XDTalk 5K Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    8,351
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    CT
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    I have had both Cerakote is by far better. Molyresin if you can find someone to do it is even better.
     
  5. philg80

    philg80 XDTalk Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Definitely Cerakote. Thinner stronger coating. Looka at Welcome to Para Bellum Inc. This is not an add, but they are who did a coat on my CZ and it was an open gun that saw a great deal of use. You won't be disappointed.
     
  6. XDARguy

    XDARguy XDTalk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So, the barrel would definitely start scratching like it already has on my XDM?

    I've contacted Scott and Springer Precision about having a few things done to the setup it's currently in.
     
  7. Rehabber

    Rehabber XDTalk 100 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Southwest corner of Cook County, IL.
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    You will get less holster wear with Cerekote BUT don't refinish an XDM. The original finish is harder than anything you will be putting on top of it.

     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
browning hi power cerakote
,
can you cerakote a barrel
,
cerakote beretta 92
,
cerakote handgun barrel
,
cerakote pistol barrel
,

cerakote xdm

,

fde cerakote

,
fde xdm
,
xdm 45 fde
,

xdm cerakote