JHP slide

Discussion in 'Gunsmith shop' started by 0311, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. 0311

    0311 Member

    Awhile ago, I stripped the slide on my JHP. Masked off part of it & painted the slide & the grips.

    Got the gun out of the safe today & noticed a fingerprint on the polished part. Was like it was tarnished from my skin. It came off with a little oil & an abrasive pad. (Ultra fine)

    I made this gun to look like the 380 with the polished slide.

    My question is, does MOM put some sort of clear finish on the 380"s slide?
     

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  2. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    Good question, have wondered the same, but I don't know. The slide on the .380 is made of the same material, so I would assume they "treat" is somehow.
     

  3. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    0311, I tried finding something online about slide tarnish of the CF380, but found hardly anything that stated if Hi Point puts some kind of clear-coat on that. :confused:
     
  4. Cybafish20

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    How did you strip the finish?

    Do you know what kind of finish the original JHP has on it by chance?
     
  5. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure it's a baked on paint, not powder coat.
     
  6. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    I used clear nail polish. You might want to get some Mothers Mag and Aluminum first in order to put on a mirror finish. Or you could skip the nail polish and just polish it occasionally with Mothers.
     
  7. 0311

    0311 Member

    Could be powder coat.Maybe a baked on paint, but I don't know about the texture.

    I did it all by hand sanding. Start out with a coarse paper & keep moving up in grit till it's a shiny as you want. I could probably go another couple grits to make it perfect.......but after all, it is a HIPOINT.
     
  8. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Paint it if you don't like it you can repaint it
     

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