I like hard chrome too but, depending on the use of the gun, it might be overkill. Don't know where twister1969 lives but there's a better chance of getting bead-blasting done locally and that's very nice stainless under the Valor black coating. I'm all about cost-effective.
I would like to strip the frame with chemicals, versus bead blasting. I'm afraid the blasting would round some of the edges. Iwould like the frame to stay the same, just silver. Thanks for all the help, Dave
If I were you I would be calling Dan Wesson and talking directly to them. The last thing you want to do is put the wrong chemical on your DW and have it turn into trash.
I am NOT kidding about calling DW!!!
It would bring tears to my eyes if you destroyed a Valor!!!