Originally Posted by fupuk
On your pro carry 2, why does the slide and trigger look like it has pitting? I'm sure it's a custom finish but I've never seen that. Could you post more detailed or a closer shot of the slide for me please?
My apologies fupuk, but I could have sworn that I answered your question, but I can't seem to find where I did! So I will now.
M14sROCK coined the term "Hammered" so I'm calling the technique the hammered look. It's easy to do with just a Dremel tool, a bamboo skewer, and some course polishing compound or even valve lapping compound. The technique looks best on high polished surfaces so I first polished the slide to almost a mirrored finish. Then I took a bamboo skewer (I've used other things) and cut a short length then trimmed one end to fit the chuck of my Dremel then chucked it in the tool. I dipped the end of the skewer into the course grit polishing compound then stated rapidly tapping the polished surface. I frequently dipped the skewer in the polishing grit because the less the grit the lighter the strikes are. I went over the slide enough times to say it was "fully" covered then stopped. If you try and cover every inch of the slide it looks like mud! But by varying certain factors, such as the size of the applicator, the shape of the tip of the applicator, the speed of the "tapping" and the technique, that is tapping vs. dragging vs. "writing", you can make all kinds of different patterns.
The most interesting thing about the finish is that the surface looks layered. If you hold the gun in the light and move it in a rocking motion the "lower layer" appears to move! Sometime it even disappears! Wild. But it's motion picture shy. I've tried to capture it on camera, but I'm not a pro photographer.
Hope this answers your question.