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Discussion in 'Glock Accessories & Gear' started by bluestock, Dec 14, 2011.
Here is a neat camo dipping kit that you can use on Glock parts:
Have you used it before? Is that your company?
No I have not done this yet, but I am really interested in camo dipping...
I guess I'm just traditional. I just like my Glocks hot and black!
I just recoated a factory dipped FN-FAR and it does not hold up well at all. Very susceptible to chemicals. I dipped the receiver & barrel in brake kleen for 20 minutes and it all but bubbled off the gun. On this gun it was starting to peal off after little use.
Looks cool but don't expect it to standup to even medium use.
Maybe I'm also a traditionalist but this seems like it would just be for the purpose of showing off. Which isn't a bad thing at all but when it comes to my glock it stays in it's holster and hopefully no one will ever need to see it. If you want a gun to show off, get a Kimber.
One must be careful with dipping your slide into some kit. You may affect the reliability of its action in relation to the lower/receiver. You don't want to convert Glock "Perfection" to a Glock POS.
You should find out if someone has actually used that technique before doing it to a service gun or self defense gun. Otherwise, your gun is no better than a plastic hammer.
Glock's finish is the most durable of most pistols out there. Just look at used or police trade ins of a Glock, M&P or a SA XD. Certainly there are no prospective clinical trials but strongly and anecdotal observations point to the fact that a Glock's Tenifer finish is excellent long term.
We just ordered one of their pro-grade dip kits and I will let you know how it goes...
I am also interested in doing the dipping on one of my glocks. I am goin to do the ghost camo. However I am not going to do the slide. Just the lower. When you get it done I would love to see pics. Good luck.
Never dip a Glock, use Duracoat. It's a bad idea to dip any handgun imo, but I have tried to dip a handful of Glocks at the request of customers and have even tried this exact kit (or one that was VERY similar) and it made a huge mess of things.
The finish is god awful, it's not going to stick right. It's going to cure looking like crap, it's going to wear quickly and when you clean it the finish will come off.
Check out www.ezdipkits.com they have a video on there showing the proper technique and like a very good quality product. I'm goin to buy my kit from them hopefully next week.
The only thing about those EZ Dip Kits is that they are the spray paint version of the dip kits (mydipkit brand). I have heard they do not hold up well at all. That is what steered me towards the pro-grade dip kits. When you go to www.camodipkit.com you can see a comparison chart on the homepages that talk about those problems...
I strongly advise against any dip kit.
we're gonna give it a shot. I will let you know......
I hope this doesn't turn into one of those "I told you so" scenarios...
It will. The dip kits look HORRIBLE and do not hold up. You can do a better job woth a $10 ebay airbrush gun and some duracoat in the same time or less.
If anyone is looking for a dipped camo pattern then I suggest they look up a company called TarJac... They are located in upstate NY and have been featured on American Chopper when they used their services to put a camo pattern on the Gander Mountain bike and also a money themed bike for a private buyer (both were featured on tv)... They do reliable work and have been camo dipping rifles, shotguns, and handguns for quite a while with positive results, they provide multiple patters and will work with a customer on custom patterns too if wanted...
These are a couple pics from a friend that recently had it done by them, looks great and very durable
Cool thanks. I will have to check them out. Is that your glock in the pics?
That baby glock looks sweet. I would like to do mine in the red cobra skin camo. It would be the red cobra, or a very dark camo. Still want my gun to be hard to see.