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Old 11-28-2018, 07:28 AM   #1
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Micro 9 Rose Gold PVD Coating

Was thinking of buying a Micro 9 Rose Gold. Can anyone shed light on the PVD coating? Wondering how it holds up. Does it scratch easily? I by no means abuse my firearms but just wondered if it was pretty tough stuff as advertised. It looks like a very nice pistol something I would definitely purchase if it is worth the money.
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This is the science on the coating.

Comparison of the adhesion and wear resistance of the PVD coatings
M. Polok-Rubiniec, L.A. Dobrzański*, M. Adamiak
Division of Materials Processing Technology, Management and Computer Techniques in Materials Science, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials,
Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18a, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
* Corresponding author: E-mail address: [email protected]
Received 28.10.2006; accepted in revised form 15.11.2006

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc...=rep1&type=pdf

If it is well done, it should be very durable.
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I am a retired engineer and always go to the technical sources. This is some more to review.

PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION CORROSION AND WEAR RESISTANT HARDCOATINGS

27/02
Mark Podob
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Richter Precision Incorporated E. Petersburg, Pennsylvania

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This is the science on the coating.

Comparison of the adhesion and wear resistance of the PVD coatings
M. Polok-Rubiniec, L.A. Dobrzański*, M. Adamiak
Division of Materials Processing Technology, Management and Computer Techniques in Materials Science, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials,
Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18a, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
* Corresponding author: E-mail address: [email protected]
Received 28.10.2006; accepted in revised form 15.11.2006

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc...=rep1&type=pdf

If it is well done, it should be very durable.
Seems pretty complicated. Thanks for the information. Still would like to hear from others that have purchased and used the firearm.
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Seems pretty complicated. Thanks for the information. Still would like to hear from others that have purchased and used the firearm.
Wondering the same thing. I already purchased my Micro 9 with the PVD. Looking around for answers myself. Have not cleaned or fired the gun yet. Hoping to get something before I do, plus the weather is not too good.
My Kimber dealer says he worries about dust etc collecting in the slide grooves, but that is the extent of what I have heard.
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It's my humble opinion that these ultra fancy barbecue guns were not intended to be shot and carried a lot.
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I don't have the Rose Gold. I have fired a Sapphire Ultra probably at least 1,200 rounds and it is NOT showing any signs of wear. To be fair and clear it has never been in a holster or abused.
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Originally Posted by AlexTDiGiacomo View Post
Was thinking of buying a Micro 9 Rose Gold. Can anyone shed light on the PVD coating? Wondering how it holds up. Does it scratch easily? I by no means abuse my firearms but just wondered if it was pretty tough stuff as advertised. It looks like a very nice pistol something I would definitely purchase if it is worth the money.
We send parts out every day to PVD coated. Yes it is extremely durable and no it will not scratch easily unless it has been applied improperly. I recently did a modification to my own micro 9 barrel and had it PVD coated in a wild blue color. Rumor has it that my source does the same coating for a custom gun maker as well.
Is it worth the money? Thatís entirely up to you. In my opinion itís only attractivness on a firearm is cosmetic and as it becomes more popular with the production gun manufacturers it will lose its flair.
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