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Offline C0untZer0

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Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkering?
« on: May 05, 2011, 12:52:48 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone has done it and what the results were

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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 09:14:43 PM »
I like the look of checkering. The PUP is a high end pistol and I think the checkering fits right in there. The checkering not only looks good it is also functional.

I hard chromed the exterior and NP3 the internals.



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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 09:49:59 PM »
Nice, Adam, very nice!    :)
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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 10:19:08 PM »
Thank you.

Now I have to find a set of blue carbon fiber grips to replace the ones I sold! ;D

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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 11:16:19 PM »
When I was building custom 1911's on the side,  I did a lot of hand checkering from 20 to 50 LPI.  I had occasion to have it hard chromed, nytexed (electroless nickle) and hard anodized.   I always bead blasted it pretty coarse on the front and back prior to polishing the sides of the frame, even when bluing.   It always came out well.  But on the coarser variety, 20 LPI, if you didn't blast it, it would be sharper than most people really want.   I don't think that's a problem with the finer varieties from 30 to 50 LPI.
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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 11:32:48 PM »
Cogan usually does 40lpi checkering on the PUPs.

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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 04:37:34 PM »
My 1911 is was checkered before before the NP3 was applied, and it turned out great!
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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011, 05:27:05 PM »
There are a few gun shops out there that have 20 lpi as a standard offering.  I did read here where that's kinda sharp.  I am wondering if the NP3 sort of smoothes that out so I don't have to have it blasted.

Well since aesthetics come up so often on this forum, I saw a beautiful Kahr that had a diamond pattern for the checkering.  Its basically just checkering but done at a 45 to the grip instead or perpendicular, but boy it looks nice!

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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2011, 05:52:51 PM »
I had a PUP customized at AP&W with 20lpi checkering  and hard chrome finish. The 20lpi was too course even with the chrome plating.

I like the 40lpi better.

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Re: Has anyone done NP3+ over stipling or checkeri
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 06:13:08 AM »
I don't know what the line count is on my race gun, but it is hard chromed as well and it leaves deep marks in your hand, which I like.  I don't want that gun shifting one iota on multi-taps.  Obviously the hard chroming did not soften it up.
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