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Gray Discoloration in Bi-Tone Slide Serrations

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Old 09-20-2011, 02:28 PM   #11
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You might try a little toothpaste on it. It's a mild abrasive. If nothing works you're left with a great pistol that has some character.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #12
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Come on James, share with the rest of the class.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:40 PM   #13
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I can shoot it with glass bead and restore the factory finish.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #14
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What would aluminium oxide make the finish look like on stainless?
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IMO, who cares? An XD is a tool, like most other pistols, not a safe queen. The blems just add character IMO. My XD sc9 is the older thin finish. It has been carried a bunch and thus looks like hell, even though it has probably less than 1k rounds thru it. I don't care because I know it will still go bang if I need it to. It has traveled many miles with me on road trips.
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Looks like contamination. Some types of stainless steel are very pickey when it comes to coming in contact with other metals. Not sure if thats what this is but its a possibility.
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I picked up a used one too with those kind of stains. I had spotting on the slide and the stains like yours in the serrrations although not quite as bad as your photo. I used some Kleen Brite polish and rubbed away. The spots on the slide cleaned up pretty well but it was too hard to get into the grooves but the polish did help some; probably more rubbing would clean it up.
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