NITRIDE is a process commonly referred to anonymously with SBN (Salt
bath nitride) and sometimes QPQ (quench polish quench). All of these
are a form of nitrocarburizing which is a chemical hardening of steel in
short. Your part will be polished to your requested format, then sent
to our vendor where they clean the parts with a very specific procedure,
then immerse the parts in a chemical bath which results in a deep dark
black finish. This is very similar to, if not identical to what most
pistol manufacturers use in production pistols. As such you should
expect a harder, more durable finish. Our experience indicates the
finish is harder and more corrosion resistant than PVD/DLC. We can
obtain a darker, blacker finish with black nitride techniques.
TURN AROUND TIMES:
BLACK NITRIDE coating is a process we offer that isn't performed 'in
house' at Fire 4 Effect. As such, we machine the slides, then perform
the slide prep and polish. Once that's complete we send it to our vendor
who has many other customers. We are processed in a first come first
serve basis so processing at black nitride can take anywhere from 2 to 4
WEEKS. During this time, we have no control over how fast the order is
processed and we have no ability to abandon the process and send your
parts back to you prematurely. Once they're shipped.... they're
committed. The finish is beautiful but it takes time and we ask for your
Black Nitride can be applied to any ferrous steel part. Basically any pistol slide we work on. It CANNOT be applied to aluminum. As such, if you order an RMR cut with a blank and Black Nitride coating of the slide, we will Cerakote your blank armor black to match as closely as possible. This is included in the Black Nitride price, you don't need to add anything.
FINISH: This is the flattest, most non-reflective finish we can
offer. Black nitride with this finish is a very dark black, dull
finish. Ideal for tactical environments or where you don't want any
attention drawn to the weapon.
EXECUTIVE FINISH: Wish this
finish we first blast the slide completely non-reflective, just like the
tactical finish, then we surface grind the left and right sides of the
slide to create a high gloss polish of all the high points. Once
coated, your slide will have a shiny/matte two-tone appearance. A very
classy look that just says, "custom".
BLACK ICE FINISH: We take
the Executive polish one step further by applying the polish technique
to the top of the slide as well. This creates a really high polish
looking slide, not for the faint of heart.
CAMO FINISH: We can
apply a polish technique that creates a camo appearance through the
black nitride coating. It's subtle but very obvious to the gun expert.
We offer camo styles of Multicam, Kryptec and Hex Camo.
FINISH: We will apply a wrapped flag polish to your slide that will be
subtle but looks very patriotic. A beautiful option when showing off a
truly custom slide.