I have a customer with a Glock who wants the slide engraved. How do I remove the Tenifer coating and what is the metal like to engrave? I have seen some excellent results.
thanks, Brian in Shasta County
If I'm not mistaken Glock stopped using Tenifer around 2012. I also am thinking that Tenufer isn't a finish or coating but actually a treatment process, but I'm by no means an expert. In any event, if it's a Gen 4 Glock it should not have Tenifer.
I met an engraver at FEGA who does lots of Glocks, mostly after market slides. However he said he sometimes does factory slides. He takes off the finish with a belt sander which adds three hours to the job. It may take you longer if you haven't done one before.
Send it to Fords plating in Florida, they striped it pulled the sites prepped for engraving & sent back to me. Then they hard chromed the engraved slide all for $120 they have done 2 for me in the past couple of months plan on using a carbide Cmax graver they are TuFF to cut or at least The ones i have done recently were.. here the last one in the in between stages while i was still drawing and cutting screwed up never go a pic of the finished gun the coust was so excited when it got back they ran off with it before i realized it
I requested written orders to carry a Glock when I was a Deputy, Sheriff was not happy about that. Then we got a new Sheriff and 1911 were the order of the day and out came my gold cup. But I do like the engraving at the top of the page.