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Old 04-21-2017, 05:07 AM
Enyalius11 Enyalius11 is offline
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1st Colt,M45, help needed thx

well I couldn't pass up this deal, guy listed his almost new m45a1 at a low price of 850 with a 130 Wilson combat holster included! I jumped on it right away and now she's mine. This thing is a tank!

The price was so low as the leather rubbed the slide so hard it left a black smudge/streak on her. Now I'm going to keep this as a carry piece and try to do right and shoot the snot out of her but if all I need is a little elbow grease, why not right? Figured I'd flip the holster for kydex and try to remove the streak.

I cleaned her through and through, almost spotless save for the streak, anyone come across this before or know of a way to remove the streak without harming the cerakote?
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:16 AM
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wow..what a great score!!

no clue if the black can be cleaned off.
It may very well be holster wear too that stripped some of the Cerakote paint job

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Old 04-21-2017, 07:29 AM
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Kydex will kill cerakote quicker than leather. Honestly its stainless under the paint so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:41 AM
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fair point, obviously i did not think of that. true, it does not bother me much at all really and the holster is very slick.

I've had Park'd 1911s in leather and kydex, never had the rubbing on them but I've never dealt with cerakote either.

thanks for your insight
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:54 AM
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You made out like a bandit!

I wouldn't worry about the marks.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:08 AM
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Try this meguiars product. I've used it on my Camaro before when I got a bad black rub mark on it and it polished it right off. If not, might be a good candidate to paint a dong on it. HA-HA-HA.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:15 AM
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You made out like a bandit!

I wouldn't worry about the marks.
Ditto!!! Take as a beauty mark on your fantastic piece of good luck and move on!!
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:17 AM
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....I've had Park'd 1911s in leather and kydex, never had the rubbing on them but I've never dealt with cerakote either.

thanks for your insight
Parkerizing is very, very rugged. As long as you keep it well oiled, it'll last and last and hardly show a mark. Paint is an entirely different story.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:40 AM
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Send it to me, I can use my kydex to wear off the smudge.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:38 PM
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Nice gun! If it was mine, I would leave it as is because if I tried to remove the black marks, I would be afraid of damaging the finish.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:02 PM
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Nice Colt! Great price!

I recently received a new black leather Milt Sparks holster that I decided to break in with my new stainless Colt. After about 15-20 in/out of the holster I had black streaks just like yours all over the slide and trigger gaurd. I grabbed an old tshirt and dabbed it in some break free lubricant and preservative (not solvent based cleaner) and slowly worked the black dye/leather off. After about 20 minutes I was good to go. Now again mine is stainless, not cerokote, but I'd find it hard to believe that the oil you put on your rails would damage the cerokote when applied to scrub off with a soft shirt. If it does wear off the finish let me know and I'll buy it off you for a discounted price

Hope it works
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:31 PM
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Drive it like you stole it cause you did. Seriously it's a 1700 new gun you got with the holster. It's a shooter at that price I don't care type of gun. I would not do anything with the finish at all. Like one of the previous posts said. It's stainless underneath. Take care of it change the springs like you change oil in your car and it will last generations. But not if your a slacker on your oil changes!!! Great gun great buy.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:32 PM
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I have a G.I. holster with black lining & it did the same thing to my XSE Railgun. But my tan lined GI holster doesn't do it. Go figure lol
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Old Yesterday, 05:55 PM
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Thanks all for the advice. Carried some more in the holster today, more streaks but I love her too much to care. Shes's going to be a carry/shooter anyway so I'm sure that cerakote will flake as well. Besides, who doesn't like a well worn 1911 anyway
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