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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:16 am 
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Alright,
So Im planning on "tricking" out one my MkIIs to include a custom finish (most likely Ionbond). Anyway, when I send it out, should they completely disassemble the upper (remove the barrel) finish it and reassemble? Or, is it acceptable to just IonBond the whole assembled upper? I want to do it right.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:59 am 
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I would think it would need to be disassembled, sights removed, ect

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:11 pm 
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In all of my dealing with IonBond it's become obvious that the best results come from total disassembly. Any joint left together can harbor oil which will come out in the vacuum chamber and contaminate your part and mess up the finish.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Agreed. Even to the point of no plunger tube on a 1911 frame, no Dawson rail screwed on.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:47 am 
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And even then it's possible that you may get a part back with the odd tiny white speck showing on it from either a speck of stray dust or maybe some smutz from somebody else's gun that didn't get taken all the way apart. A vacuum is an incredibly powerful thing and it will pull garbage out of any hiding place.

The only mystery I still face is why, if I do get a white speck, does it only show up on a part with polished surfaces. The only fix for them is to refinish the part, which involves stripping off the existing finish and repolishing. I've never had a speck on an all matte part; always on slides.

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Mr. Harrison, meet Mr. Murphy. Mr Murphy, meet..... oh, you already know Mr. Harrison? :shock:


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Mr. Murphy has his own personal coffee cup at my shop! :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:39 pm 
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I really like the Ionbond finish, but it is a pain in the neck getting a pistol ready to ship to them. Like the others said, it needs to be TOTALLY stripped and SUPER clean. You will also have to tag and wire each individual part.

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