Turn this...
Unpolished Gun
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...into this
Polished Gun
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The steps in the gun polishing process:

1.
  Original color finish is stripped to the bare metal.

2.
  The gun goes through 3 color buffs, making sure not to remove
     the stamped marking.  (As in the Colt address or serial number.)

3.  The gun is then placed in an ultrasonic degreaser to make sure
     that all grease is removed and the gun is as clean as possible.

 
     We are proud to be one of the very few sources on the west coast offering nickel, silver and gold plating for firearms.  Everything and anything on your firearm can be plated - the frame, barrel, cylinder, or whatever metal part you choose.  Our plater plates military weapons where the thickness of the plating is also used to gauge the tolerance and operation of the weapon.  He has his own company locally and Bob works closely with him and supervises all work to assure all firearms are plated to the highest quality possible.  The plating is guaranteed so if by some rare chance the plating should peel, just return it and it will be redone at no cost to you.

These are the steps involved in the plating process:

1.  Original color is stripped to the bare metal.

2.  The gun goes through three color buffs, making sure not to remove
     the stamped marking.  (As in the Colt address or serial number.)

3.  The gun is then placed in an ultrasonic degreaser to make sure that
     all grease is removed and the gun is as clean as possible.

4.  The gun goes through a metal etching process, prior to the nickel,
     silver or gold plating.  This prepares the metal to "receive" the
     plating.  In other words, this process gives the plating a clean surface
     in which to adhere.  (Nickel and silver plating are 99.9% pure nickel 
     or silver and the gold plating is 18 karat gold.)

5.  After the plating process is complete, the gun receives the final color
     buff.

The cost for Gun Plating is $200
However, the cost can vary slightly according to firearm.  
Make sure to ask Bob what the cost will be for your gun to be plated.

Please allow three to four weeks
for completion of either of these processes.

     So, if you're looking to make your firearm something special, either of these processes is the way to do it.  If you have any questions or, if you're out of the area and want to make arrangements to ship your firearm to Bob for plating and/or polishing, just call (714) 871-8171, fax (714) 871-8516 or email Bob at  info@walker47.com, he'll be glad to help you out or answer your questions.