Help with a scratched up 1911

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Jesse Kane, Jan 9, 2019.

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  1. Jesse Kane

    Jesse Kane New Member

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    Jan 9, 2019
    Hello all. I have a relatively new Springfield 1911 with a Black Hardcoat Anodized finish that is all scratched up. I see that there are a few products like Aluminum Black. So, 1) Is that a good product? 2) Is it crazy to contemplate taking steal wool to the whole thing? Thank you.
     
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  2. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016

  3. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    Aluminum black is wonderful on anodized black aluminum if you need to touch up small dings or scratches. Put down the wool.
     
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  4. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Is your pistol steal, or is it alloominem?
     
  5. Jesse Kane

    Jesse Kane New Member

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    Jan 9, 2019
    I think it is: Forged Steel, Black Armory Kote™
     
  6. Jesse Kane

    Jesse Kane New Member

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    Jan 9, 2019
    Yeah? I just know it will get scratched again.
     
  7. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  8. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    Can’t help you there. Maybe just embrace the wear, otherwise you may want to get a different gun with a tougher finish.
     
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  9. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  10. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    War wounds, I say leave it and keep on shooting!:thumbs:
     
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  11. Jesse Kane

    Jesse Kane New Member

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    Jan 9, 2019
    Ha. I can post photos tomorrow. Thank you.
     
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  12. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    True. One of the greater tragedies in life is a good pistol that gets no holster time.
     
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  13. Yellowsupersport

    Yellowsupersport Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    Scratches and wear from use are badges of honor.


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  14. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    If it still shoots with scratches...
    Oil the damn thing and shoot it!! :)
     
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  15. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    Good idea, citizen Kane. (Sorry, couldn’t resist)
     
  16. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Quite possibly a, “One of a kind”!
     
  17. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Hell, my S&W Pro Series Compact have more flaking finish, and discolored slide but it still goes bang every time......Unless you are in Texas and it is a BBQ Gun.......Just go with it....It at good.

    Karsten
     
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  18. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    STOP! Do not use "steel wool' on your pistol as little fragments will become imbedded and promptly begin to rust!
     
  19. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Anyway,anodizing can't really be "repaired".
    Needs to be stripped and re-anodized.
    The temp fixes are just an oxidizing dye, pretty much the same as a Sharpie.
     
  20. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013

    pretty sure you cannot due to the fact that anodizing is controlled corrosion. therefore all tolerances would change.



    OP If it works just shoot it a lot.
     
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