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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #1
 
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Black Nitride Wear?

I have an SR9c (full black model) that I, literally, carry every single day as my CCW. So of course, it's subject to more stress than most handguns, and rubs up on the holster, or my clothes, or whatever I sit up against.

My question is about the black nitride finish. There is some wear on some places on the slide, where you can see the bear steel underneath. Is there anything I can do about that? Or would I have to send it in for refinish? It's just a blemish/cosmetic issue, but I was just wondering.



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I have a parkerized gun that I carried for a while that has a couple of blemishes down to the steel. Just keep it lightly oiled so it doesn't rust, other than that it is just a cosmetic issue. Some people have big problems with stuff like that, and some people dont.

Personally, most of my guns are tools that I use for protection for me and my family, so I don't care all that much if I get a small blemish on a gun. Maybe if I had a really rare or really expensive gun, I would care about that, but that would less likely be a tool to me. You have to figure out if you can live with a few blemishes on your carry weapon. If you can't, then you need to get it refinished or move to something that is stainless. That way, there is no finish to rub off.
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LOL I can definitely live with it just fine, since nobody but me sees the gun really. It's not a big deal, but if the wear got worse, or showed up and down the slide, was just wondering if there were options if I ever wanted to take care of it.
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I have a parkerized gun that I carried for a while that has a couple of blemishes down to the steel. Just keep it lightly oiled so it doesn't rust, other than that it is just a cosmetic issue. Some people have big problems with stuff like that, and some people dont.

Personally, most of my guns are tools that I use for protection for me and my family, so I don't care all that much if I get a small blemish on a gun. Maybe if I had a really rare or really expensive gun, I would care about that, but that would less likely be a tool to me. You have to figure out if you can live with a few blemishes on your carry weapon. If you can't, then you need to get it refinished or move to something that is stainless. That way, there is no finish to rub off.
Good advice. Thanks.
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color it with a black Sharpie felt tip pen and keep it oiled.
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On steel, Birchwood-Casey Super Blue comes up pretty dark, but it has little effect on stainless steel. My LCR 357 has a black "synergistic" coating on its stainless frame. Main concern would be the topstrap / sights area. When it finally needs a touch-up, I guess I'll use flat black model paint.
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There is one surefire way to keep the blemishes off of 'em, leave it in the box!
I use of Sharpie if I need a touch up but usually don't worry about it. My SR40(black) isn't carried everyday 'cause it's purdy!!!!!LOL
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color it with a black Sharpie felt tip pen and keep it oiled.

I can't tell ya how many times over the years I've touched up sights with a marker, Turns out I'm not alone.
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My SR40ss is my purdy gun. Polish it every time I get a print after the range or showing it off.. The sr9c nitride is the throw in in center console/ holster gun.. Sharpie it and go..
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