Any Ideas to remove scratches?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by ncarnage, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. ncarnage

    ncarnage Member

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    Pretty much what the title says. Recently been using my G26 for off-duty carry and started using appendix carry. Been using a MIC holster of some sort and although I like it, my pant's metal button always makes contact with the slide. It puts marks on the slide near the extractor.

    Is there any way to buff it out? I know eventually I probably would ignore it and telling myself that my gun has character now. And knowing it's a glock and made to be used and abused. Just have an OCD on new things getting scratched up.



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  2. not unless you want the black off
     

  3. mikecu

    mikecu New Member

    Did you scratch that gun before you fired it?
     
  4. Or have you fired it at that matter? But im sure only painting would be a solution, but not to sure.
     
  5. The black has to come off either way, polish or paint.
     
  6. ncarnage

    ncarnage Member

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    Was fine prior to shooting. It's from the button. Cause I tried it on another part of the slide. Eh. It gives it character I guess.
     
  7. I just ask because it doesnt have alot of wear on the gun elsewhere..yeah I say just leave it.
     
  8. mikecu

    mikecu New Member

    Any chance that it is the coating from the button and not a scratch in the slide? I would try a solvent or a Mr. Clean eraser on it.
     
  9. ncarnage

    ncarnage Member

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    Never thought of that. Most likely the grey coating being removed. Loved my dark black coating on my gen 3 g19. That thing landed on concrete in a scuffle and not a dent or scratch on it.
     
  10. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

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    I had similar "scratches on one of my 21's and a light scrubbing with Hoppes #9 (as long as you are not sensitive to it) and a Magic Eraser and it looks good as new!
     
  11. akbluz

    akbluz New Member

    It's a GLOCK and a few marks on it are just an indication of how much 'love' it's seen. Just enjoy it for what it is.... akbluz
     
  12. wrpNYFL

    wrpNYFL Premium Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Nice sight. I'm thinking of doing my sights. What kind is it? I like the red...
     
  13. Kmurray96

    Kmurray96 Well-Known Member Supporter

    What's your grandson/daughter going to think of you when he/she inherits a prissy, shiny, out-of-the-box looking gun?

    I treasure every crack, wrinkle, missing zipper tooth and hole in the pocket of my Dad's B-24's waist gunners coat. It showed he lived and lived life on the edge. ;)

    I wish he was still here to tell his stories to my grandkids.:(

    Pass that legacy on bud and screw those scratches. Don't sweat the small stuff in life. We're all going to die soon enough.

    At least those that follow you will know THAT was a working gun, not a showpiece.
     
  14. ncarnage

    ncarnage Member

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    Trijicon HD night sights. Love them.
     
  15. ncarnage

    ncarnage Member

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    I liked everything you said there.