Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Gunsmith-like people - tell me if this is a good idea, an awful idea or somewhere in between.
The PT101 has an aluminum frame. Taurus anodizes theirs to help with durability. However, as is often the case with anodized products, it creates a rainbow 'sheen' when the light hits it.
My thought is to hit the frame with some aluminum polish to take the anodization off it and then hit it with a satin duracoat so the frame matches the slide.
Thoughts? Any reason why this would make the gun dangerous/unreliable?
Well anodizing is basically aluminum's layer of rust, their are multiple levels of anodizing each with different durabilities. Generally the fancy colors are less durable then blackish/purple (If I understand correctly), you can probably duracoat over the anodizing and be happy and then still have the annodizing if you change your mind. I've never used duracoat but I have rattlecanned over anodizing. As long as you spray the aluminum afterwords, it probably won't be harmful.