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Looking to do a two tone job on my Les Baer Premier II. Will do NP3+ on the frame and deciding between the matte or satin black on the slide.

Robar site doesn't have great pics / explanations highlighting the difference.

Can anyone share experiences / pics of 1911's that are confirmed matte or satin black for the Roguard?

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Robar coatings is under new management as of recently. Meaning the place that does coatings on a one off basis.

Do your due diligence prior to committing.

Edit. I am a new member here, but I'm local to Robar so it's talked about.
 

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Is the new management a good thing or bad thing according to local talk?

Robar coatings is under new management as of recently. Meaning the place that does coatings on a one off basis.

Do your due diligence prior to committing.

Edit. I am a new member here, but I'm local to Robar so it's talked about.
 

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Where did this information come from?


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With any changes in management there can be upheavals.

It's talked about locally, it's common knowledge in the gun community.

I have 2 guns done by Robar. I did them both in full NP3 (not plus).
 

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Another pic with less glare on the frame.



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I've heard nothing but great things about NP3. My preference would be less shiny on the black, but I don't think you can go wrong either way. Good luck.
 

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Personally think your better off doing NP3 on slide then frame. Baer 30lpi Checkering isn't aggressive enough IMO for NP3+ it's a little slick on 30lpi IMO. I have a LB finished in NP3+ and often wish it had more aggressive Checkering.
 

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One thing I found out after getting the slide done in NP3+. The slide is really super easy to clean. Carbon just wipes right off it. Makes cleaning a breeze!

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Is the new management a good thing or bad thing according to local talk?
Idk. I've worked for 3 companies in my career. All were bought out . First order of the day was to reduce costs ... quality always suffered to a blind eye.

I had a gun ion bonded before and after the ownership change. The one after went back 3 times.

I'd give it some time. Ymmv
 

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I have had several done with NP3 black frame and slide with the nickel look for all controls, they look great!
 

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OK, Facts here:
I'm local to Robar too
I know Freddie Blish, the new Owner
The work is SUPERB!!
The Turnaround is very reasonable
Customer Service is really good too
Did I mention the work is GREAT??

I had the two 1911's that JT Timmons did for me redone in NP3/Matte Roguard, I don't regret the choice!! I might have the slides done in NP3 very soon!!

I did my Pocket Ruger LCP in NP3, you be the judge!!

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Personally think your better off doing NP3 on slide then frame. Baer 30lpi Checkering isn't aggressive enough IMO for NP3+ it's a little slick on 30lpi IMO. I have a LB finished in NP3+ and often wish it had more aggressive Checkering.
I did NP3 on my frame because my Checkering was 20 LPI and VERY Sharp!!
 
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