Very helpful . I believe the price quoted is the same as on their website so they are apparently not charging more for removing AT . I would just be doing slide . Not sure about the new guns vs old guns and depth of rollmarks issue. My test target is March 2014 . Is mine a new gun or an old gun ?forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=484197
Probably not exactly what you wanted to read, OP. But, there it is. ^^^^
This is the key answer. Parkerizing is not reversible. It chemically alters the surface of the steel in a way that's good for anti-corrosive properties, and also a good base for Armor Tuff.It is parkerized UNDER the Armor Tuff. It can be done but it is a time intensive and costly job with 'acceptable, read "not stellar" results
Armor Tuff adheres pretty well to stainless steel, although not quite so well as to a parkerized carbon steel surface. Wilson's flanged barrel 1911s as well as compensator 1911s (Carry Comp, Hunter) typically have Armor Tuff applied to the stainless steel barrel flange/compensator area.I have been under the impression that going from SS to Armor Tuff is not possible due to the finish not adhering well to SS.
+1 Excellent input.It's true that coatings don't adhere nearly as well to stainless as they do carbon. It's primarily due to the way that the material reacts to abrasives, cutting, and sandblasting. We blast stainless parts for coating with garnet. This insures that we get a good surface for the coating to bite into. For carbon steel we prep with white aluminum oxide. It's more pure than the standard brown aluminum oxide. Parkerizing is a good primer, but it doesn't necessarily make the coating "stick" any better than spraying on a blasted only surface.
Thanks for the clarification. Its appreciated.Armor Tuff adheres pretty well to stainless steel, although not quite so well as to a parkerized carbon steel surface. Wilson's flanged barrel 1911s as well as compensator 1911s (Carry Comp, Hunter) typically have Armor Tuff applied to the stainless steel barrel flange/compensator area.
Some day, I just might get a Armor Tuff stainless steel 1911 for absolute maximum corrosion protection.
This analogy can be applied to many aspects of life. Funniest thing I've read in a while, chrysanthemum.But doing this to a previously parkerized and Armor Tuff finished 1911, is similar to starting a baseball game or a football game with a significant deficit on the scoreboard before the game even starts. You are playing catch-up ... while it may still be possible for a great team to win, it's not a good way to choose to start a game.