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 Post subject: Customized The 40
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:19 pm 
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Nice rainy afternoon here. Couldn't mow the lawn. So a trip to my buddy's machine shop seemed to be just the ticket to kill the afternoon. This is the end result:

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I like how I can differentiate the 380 and the C9 at a glance. I thought why not the same for the 40 and 45? In fact, I think Hi Point should do this. Once the slide was off, it was a 15 second operation on the belt sander. I still have to get the black paint out of the lettering, but thats a project for a different day. Here's a pic of the 380 and 40 together.

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 Post subject: Re: Customized The 40
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:33 pm 
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I like the black lettering! :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Customized The 40
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Nice job.... personally I like the lettering too.

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I don't know why the .380 doesn't tarnish, but the other model that are done like yours do. I did my C9 after screwing up a white lettering job and that thing tarnishes faster than I can polish it. You might want to look into some kind of clear coat to go over it.

Is the .40 rough like the .380, or did you do it more or less polished? If it's like the .380 you may not need a clear coat.

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 Post subject: Re: Customized The 40
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:59 pm 
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waltham41 wrote:
Nice job.... personally I like the lettering too.



I like it also, but the some of the letters were not stamped deeply enough from the factory. I could try filling in the light letters with black paint and see what happens. If that's a failure, I'll remove it all.
I guess a trip to another buddies body shop is in order. It sure makes life easier when you "know" the right people.

It will cost me in the end - I keep their parking lots plowed and salted in the winter. It's a good deal for all of us. (especially for me to have access to a water - jet!)

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 Post subject: Re: Customized The 40
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Broomhead wrote:
I don't know why the .380 doesn't tarnish, but the other model that are done like yours do. I did my C9 after screwing up a white lettering job and that thing tarnishes faster than I can polish it. You might want to look into some kind of clear coat to go over it.

Is the .40 rough like the .380, or did you do it more or less polished? If it's like the .380 you may not need a clear coat.


The .380 looks like it may have a matte clear coat on it to me. The finish on my 40 now looks exactly like the .380 so I would call it rough. I used a 80 grit belt to get the correct texture and it only took a couple of seconds on each side. If it starts to tarnish, I'll give it a quick touch up on the belt and then spray it with an automotive clear.

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stlfomoco wrote:
Broomhead wrote:
I don't know why the .380 doesn't tarnish, but the other model that are done like yours do. I did my C9 after screwing up a white lettering job and that thing tarnishes faster than I can polish it. You might want to look into some kind of clear coat to go over it.

Is the .40 rough like the .380, or did you do it more or less polished? If it's like the .380 you may not need a clear coat.


The .380 looks like it may have a matte clear coat on it to me. The finish on my 40 now looks exactly like the .380 so I would call it rough. I used a 80 grit belt to get the correct texture and it only took a couple of seconds on each side. If it starts to tarnish, I'll give it a quick touch up on the belt and then spray it with an automotive clear.



:good one: :thumb: :great: :yes2:

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