I may be overlooking an existing thread of this nature (if so feel free to delete), but I haven't come across anything comparing all of the different coating options available for XD's taking both the polymer and metal into consideration. For example, an excel sheet that compares each coating based on important variables (determined by people that have experience with these mediums) would be great. This could include avg. price, coating thickness, durability, visibility etc (we'll let the pros determine these)... I've seen options such as duracoat, cerakote, nickle, and hard chrome. I know there are others and it would be cool to gather info on those as well. A grading system might even be applicable here. Any thoughts or info on the subject are welcome here and appreciated. The thought is to create a thread worthy of sticky status if one doesn't already exist. Thanks.