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Old 08-22-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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Decided to open carry in the bass prow shop a few hours ago. Bad idea the end of the slide was tubing on one of the button things on the side of my pants. By the time I realized it this happened. Is there any kind of cleaner that will get it off? Or is a touch-up pen my only option other than getting it refinished.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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Meant to say rubbing on one of the buttons.

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Maybe try to rub it down with Hoppes?

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A copper fouling remover should work.

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Gives it character....

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Maybe try to rub it down with Hoppes?
I got it with some hoppes solvent right after I posted this then a coat of gun oil. Cleaned it right up. By the way if anyone has thought about using one of these pens I used it on a spot on my AR. This is how it turned out.
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You have to be really careful with those "Touch Up Pens". They are little more than paint, and they usually don't match very well. Either too glossy, or else too flat. Another problem is they are very difficult to control the flow with. They either don't cover well enough, or else they release a flood. What will work better is to clean the affected area with alcohol, then use a Permanent Magic Marker. Then carefully go over that with some gloss, semi gloss, or flat clear lacquer on a very small Artists Brush.

You can experiment on something else to see how well it matches. R/C Hobby Shops have a ton of this kind of stuff avaliable to model airplane builders. You can even bring the gun and show them what you're trying to do. A lot of these advanced model builders are damn near artists themselves.

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PUT DOWN the touche up pen and WALK AWAY slowly.

You didn't mess up your finish. Rub a little solvent and a nylon brush on it and $100 says it will go away. If it doesn't ITS A CARRY GUN not a CUTIE gun. Do you want it to work or look good?

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Do you want it to work or look good?
He wants both. That isn't something you should have to make a choice with.
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If you are going to use a touch up pen on your AR alloy make sure you get the pen just for alloys

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