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I applied gold lacquer stik onto my degreased slide, let it dry, and proceeded to rub it off. Long story short, there are teeny gold flakes embedded in the slide. In the light, there is a slight gold sheen that is somewhat noticable.

Sooo I took out the non-chlorinated brake cleaner, and sprayed it. Guess what? IT DIDNT COME OUT.
Scrubbed it, wiped it, picked at it with q tips soaked in cleaner.. nothing.

So now i'm stuck with partial gold flakes in my slide. fack. Probably gonna recoat the slide soon anyway, I don't like the color/texture of the factory finish.

A word of caution to you all - don't use any metallic finishes on the stock slide - the particles will embed themselves in it.
IF your slide has an aftermarket coating - Duracoat, Cerakote, etc, then you should be fine.
 

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Yeah, the slide surface is rough like the surface of the moon if you get down to the microscopic level...easy for flakes to get trapped in. FYI lacquer sticks are lacquer and not really meant to be removed after it dries. So you kinda have to get it right the first time.
 
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