2008 Dan Wesson Valor, Back From Ionbond

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Cigarhead, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

    Sep 21, 2011



    I had a small spec in my finish in the Duty Coat that came on an O8 valor I was lucky enough to find. I am severely picky so the spec had to go. The gun was not a blem. Had one long ago, forced to sell it. So I made damn sure this time I made it personal so I couldn't sell it. lol. He's a sponsor on my forum and just a very nice guy.

    The best part about Ionbond is your choice of finishes it only limited by what you can do to the gun before you send it in. Ionbond is only a few Microns thick> So if you send a bead blasted part in, you would get a bead blasted part back, in whatever color you had put on it.

    He polished the Slide Flats
    Polished all small Controls
    Bead blasted the rest of the gun
    Highly Polished the barrel.
    Used Black DLC on the Slide and Silver Ionbond on the frame.

    I am going to do a review of the finish and how it holds up on the barrel.
    So far that barrel has 200 rounds and there is not even a splotch on it yet. It's slick black just like day one. I am not saying it will last forever. But it makes Sig/Glock/Spring/ well, all of them look like **** in the wear department.

    The E trigger only made since for me, Ernie >) It's an EGW.

    Added a nice set of Desert Iron Wood Grips from Ed Strange at "Wicked Grips" http://wickedgrips.com
    I also picked up a Custom Guide Rod Plug From Ed, with a DW Logo machined into it. Slick! Thanks Ed!

    Here is Chad's Info, he is in a very exclusive limited amount of Ionbond Agents in the country.

    Chad's Email
    [email protected]

    Shop Address
    2725 Denton Rd.
    Denton, NC 27239
    Phone 336-596-0045
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  2. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

    Sep 22, 2011
    Way kewl!


  3. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    That's just hawt. :nod:
  4. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2011
    Looks great. He does great work.
  5. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Nice work, a real beauty...
  6. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice! That is one slick DW!!!
  7. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks great! Would love to see more photos of the polished barrel. :thumb:

  8. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

    Sep 21, 2011

    Nothing special, but here are a couple.
    On the Vbob I left the barrel with a light bead blast.
    Was going to have him Jewel it and then Black it out. Next time maybe

  9. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    It seems to have that "black chrome" thing going on. It's pretty slick; I like it. :thumb:

  10. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Very nice job on both of them! That looks great. Does he polish the Ionbond itself and the part or is that just the way it comes out with whatever finish the part has before Ionbonding? I wonder how it stacks up against the duty treat on like my 2010 valor.
  11. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

    Sep 21, 2011

    What you sent to be treated will come back in the same finish. The Ionbonding is only done on site at Iobond.
    Se he preps and does what you want, then when it's finish time he sends stripped parts in. Re- assembles it and test fires, ships back out to you.

    That was a Black coated Valor.
    Looks wise, I like the bead blasted Ion DLC over the duty coat.
    To me I liked the Duty Coat but mine did wear in certain spots quicker.
    I'll photo the barrel each time I run it and we will see how it holds up.
    This is my first project refinish with it.
  12. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Thanks, I just wanted to get the small silver parts done on mine.
  13. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope

    Sep 8, 2011
    I am a big fan of IONBOND, great looking job on your pistol. Congrats.
  14. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    can i ask what the cost and turn around time was...that's a beautiful piece with the polish...I may move that up to choice #1 when my ArmoryKote starts going south.
  15. matthew03

    matthew03 Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Very slick work there.
  16. efield

    efield New Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Had an Ionbond DLC finsish put on a 1911 in 2008. 1200 grit polished side flats. It's not a carry gun and not holstered but I shoot it almost every week. No wear or rub marks to date. Good luck with yours
  17. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    I think he has pricing on his site for pistols and or parts. Check that out.
    The turn around for me was about a month. Maybe 5 weeks. That probably depends more on Ionbond facility and how backed up they are. Usually he can guesstimate it, I don't want to rush anything, so it gets done right. >)

    The comments made me smile. I just got back my VBOB yesterday. Going to put up some photos right now.

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