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    hey guys, would love some advise, I have a Glock 19 Gen 4 that has a little wear on it, thinking about sending it back to the factory to be refinished, but also thinking of Cerakote, which finish would last the longest?

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    The OLD Glock finish used to be more duranle.

    How long have you had this gun?

    From what I have seen - ceracote seems to flake off sometimes. I'd probably go with the factory finish... Or, if you really want durable - get hard chrome (many options out there) or Cera plate from CCR Refinishing

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    I have had it, 4 maybe 5 years

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    Then between the 2 finishes you listed, I would go with the factory one. Just call Glock. They will then have you send the slide in

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    Hard Chrome would be badazz !

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    Hard chrome is very wear resistant when used in leather. But in kydex, it can still "scratch" the hard chrome - in that it will make the matte finish look "shiny" in certain high points - like you see normal wear in a few spots when using a kydex holster

    I have had MANY guns and slides done in hard chrome years ago. Be aware that every specimen of hard chrome is a little different. The plating can vary - and some specimens will be more rust resistant than others. The finish is not as rust resistant as some think. But, you could have two hard chromed slides and treat them with sweat and other things... And 1 can rust and 1 won't.

    I have seen many hard chromed guns rusted over the years - and it gets bad when it rusts.

    But, if you don't sweat on it too much, it is a great finish.

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    Hey just thought I’d throw my two cents and in, you could get your slide titanium nitride coated. I just got mine back from Brazen Firearms and while I’m not happy with the machining work they did the Carbon titanium nitride Coding they did is almost the same color as the original slide and it’s supposedly pretty where resistant. You can check out the color on the post I just made.

    https://glock.pro/glock-pistols/2159...-machined.html

    https://brazenfirearms.com/collections/tin-coatings

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    Is the wear extensive? Or is it normal wear from normal use (holster wear)? Unless the finish is damaged to the point that untreated metal is exposed, I'd say you are wasting time and money by getting it refinished. Additionally, if you do an aftermarket coating, you'll be adding dimension to the slide which can have a negative effect on reliability. In the end, its personally preference, but by the sound of it, refinishing is completely unnecessary. Pictures of the wear would allow us to give you optimal advice. Oh, and welcome to the forum!
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    If he send it to Glock to be refinished - I would not worry about reliability. I did that with a slide over a decade ago.

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