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Hello I'm new to this group. I've a question. Looking to have my 1911 refinished. Which would be the more durable NP-3 or Hardchrome? All opinions welcome.

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they use hard chrome on TAPS, drills and it is the finish to beat. It is harder than tool steel, and that is pretty hard


Np3 will show holster wear fairly quickly, not that it is not a good finish, it is just Not hard chrome.

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Yeah, I'm wondering about this too. I've got another re-finish job ahead and now I'm thinking hard chrome instead of a "spray and bake" teflon, AmorTuf, or NP-3 , or whatever type of finish. Maybe your thread here will generate more data about who used which finish, by which company, how it worked out, etc
 

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I have a Colt series 70 Combat Commander that I had hard-chromed by Accurate Plating,down in Florida.I guess maybe some day it'll get a scratch or show some wear,but I'll probably be dead from old age before then.
 

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I have had both:

NP3-beautiful, one of the prettiest finishes I've seen. Loooong turnaroud time, expensive, skip the internals as it will chip off.

Hard chrome-very pretty (I like the warmer look of NP3 better, MUCH more durable than NP3.

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