Unsightly scratches on my 1911 slide... Anyone have tips on removal??

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  1. FatBOY14

    FatBOY14 XDTalk Member

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    Have a couple of scratches along my slide, one was from laying my pistol inside my glove compartment for temporary storage while I was in the local mall... The other is an unannounced sucker that just showed up one night.

    Any tips on removing these. My slide is Parkerized and the scratches seem real light, not like gouges or pitted, almost like a silver piece of chalk was used to mark the slide. Ive tried a lubricated gun cloth, Ive tried scrubbing real tough with some break free and regular gun lube, but NOTHING has worked. Im hoping to avoid a pricey trip to a gunsmith or shop...

    Thanks...
     
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    re-park it?

    If its SS slide(like my DanWesson), you can use 800grid wet/dry sand paper to remove light scratches. But if gun is blued or parkarized, i think recoating it would be an only option
     
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    TexanAviator XDTalk 100 Member

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    quit worrying about it :)

    It is just a tool, scratches/marks build character
     
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    Good point.. I guess I might just be acting like a prissy slut...

    You can't help it though.. The "Old Mens" at the range pull out their "bling" of a 1911, and I envy...:shock:

    Maybe i'll just save up and buy an stainless model.
     
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    Nothing like pulling out a 2k+ custom and have people wonder just how much time you must have spent shooting that thing to get her so well worn in.

    :cool:

    Plus, it is still bling (IMO)

    I just picked up a Stainless 1911 which I plan on shooting the piss out of. Gotta say it will be nice to have the option of just having it bead blasted or something if I cared to do so.

    I do have two pistols which never get taken out of their boxes though, so sort of feel where you are coming from... My dad's retirement revolver and an old military 1911 which I am not sure what exactly it is... I'd have to ask him.
     
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    Se2002 XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    I don't think so, there are some of mine that I hate to get scratches on.
     
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    Try a little cold blue on a matchstick, applied sparingly to the offending spot. Use it all the time on my poor old A/O.
     
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    Thanks for the advice... Ill have to hit up the gunshop for some cold blue and give it a shot.. Its worth a try at least..!
     
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    You know the guys I'm impressed with at the range are the guys with worn guns that show that they have been used as tools and not as works of art. If I had to choose between a guy with a shiny Les Baer or someone with a worn SW Model 10, a Glock 17 with the slide worn to a gray, or a baby rattle 1911, I'd go with the guys with the old used gear every day and twice on sunday.

    My carry gun has shiny spots from the holster, nicks where I've banged it on cover... THats the way I like it.
     
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    TexanAviator XDTalk 100 Member

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    AMEN!

    Call me nuts, but I HATE the fact that my new carry gun looks so..... NEW

    haha

    :twisted:
     
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    I've found that using some steel wool with a little bit of gun oil on it can tend to "blend" the scratches into the parkerizing. It may dull the overall parkerizing on the gun, but it should eliminate the scratches. Hell, if you like the worn look, you could do that to the entire gun.:lol:
     
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    chad_quixote XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    pain is temporary
    pride is forever
    CHICKS DIG SCARS!
     
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    i have an $1800.00 dollar Kimber from the custom shop. I kept it scratch free for like the first week then they just started showing up out of know where. So after it got one or two i just didn't care anymore. Like stated previously, they build character and its only a tool.

    But every now and then i still see them and get a little pissed.

    Blake.
     
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    i like a "spotless" gun but i also like a gun that has that "shot-alot" look to it!;)
     
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    I quit buying expensive guns becuase it drove me nuts to get any scratches in them. Cheap pistols rule! lol
     

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