Question: engraving a Glock slide: removing Tenifer coating and ...

B Mears

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I'm new 'round here but I think I remember a Carlos that posts here. If he's the same Carlos I've seen on some of the Glock forums you may want to PM him for some advice.
 
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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
 
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engraving Glocks brings to mind what Dean said to Haldeman(?): "We could do it, but it would be wrong."

and for the record, i carry a 19. love it, but fine art it ain't.
 

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engraving Glocks brings to mind what Dean said to Haldeman(?): "We could do it, but it would be wrong."

and for the record, i carry a 19. love it, but fine art it ain't.
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.:beerchug:
 
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i engraved my glock 17 . used cmax with 105 50 face 15 heal and i cut right through the coating. it wasn't the hard you break points and sharpen but oh well i wanted it done it turned out pretty cool.
 

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