Cerakote 1911 Frame Mil Thickness

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by 1911enthusist, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. 1911enthusist

    1911enthusist Active Member

    120
    Feb 7, 2019
    Hi,
    I am building a 1911 and would like to know if I have the slide a tight fit do I have to remove .001 of an inch for the cerakote? Is there a standard or do you just sand off the cerakote if the slide doesn't fit on the frame?
     
  2. Kaibab270

    Kaibab270 New Member

    13
    Jan 5, 2019
    Following. I was about to post a very similar question. I want to fit some new parts and since I dont have/want a stainless gun I think cerakote is my only option other than blueing.

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  3. MDP

    MDP MP Custom

    329
    Jul 22, 2016
    I mask frame and slide rails before cerakoting but you can just remove it from the tight areas using sandpaper.
     
  4. jglenn

    jglenn Member

    89
    Jul 8, 2016

    yep just cover the rails or any place you don't want the cerakote. plain old masking tape work fine. I also put slave pins in the frame so I don't have to ream the holes
     
  5. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

    187
    Dec 15, 2018
    I’ve seen people spray the rails to help tighten a loose gun up. Which he’ll I’ve done it before. Lap that **** back in place after it’s been baked
     
  6. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    No spray paint for me. Tried it and stripped it.

    Blueing, hard chrome, or electroless nickel are my only choices I guess.
     
  7. jglenn

    jglenn Member

    89
    Jul 8, 2016

    that a cheap a** way to tighten up a pistol. weld it up and recut the rails..
     
  8. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

    187
    Dec 15, 2018
    Yes it is, but sometimes a gun aint worth that much effort
     

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