So my comp gun needed some finishing work, but no one around St. Louis would pick up the phone for a cerakote or plating job.
The upper is a blued Les Baer slide and barrel in .38 super. The lower is a Para Ordnance kit that comes stripped and in the white.
First I scrubbed the crap out of it using the spray they recommend and a Scotch Brite pad. Then I taped off all of the functioning parts. I maybe over taped as the back of the slide and frame is now 2 tone, but function first and I paid good money for those rails!
I used Sky Blue and Twisted Silver DuraCoat with a satin gloss coat in their nifty aerosol cans.
I sprayed a little too close and did not need more than two coats. I put way too much paint on thinking more would improve durability. Four coats later and the stamping is a little washed out. Luckily the serial number still shows clear enough. I ran out of blue paint on one double stack 1911 though.
It looks alright, functions great, and maybe after COVID a shop will want to do some plating on it.