Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum > Which absorbs more oil,polymer or steel? Arguing

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles,California
Posts: 349
Default Which absorbs more oil,polymer or steel? Arguing

I strongly believe that steel absorbs more oil than polymer, friend who is a u.s. Marine thinks opposite! Let us know asap!

__________________
EMTchad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-31-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,948
Liked 5128 Times on 2671 Posts
Likes Given: 311

Default

neither steel or polymer "absorb" oil. liquids will reside in the pits of a piece of steel just like pits in polymer will hold a bit of oil. the finish applied to steel can hold oil like parkerizing. parkerizing will come close to absorbing oil and keeping it close to the steel.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles,California
Posts: 349
Default

Oooh! Okay that makes alot more sense now, we had an arguement for like 10 minutes.my pistol is parkerized!

__________________
EMTchad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 12:22 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

There are so many factors that could go into this but what JonM said is the bare bones of it.

__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles,California
Posts: 349
Default

Lol right?

__________________
EMTchad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EMTchad View Post
Lol right?
???..........
__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 04:59 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles,California
Posts: 349
Default

I am saying right as in agreed hahaha. ^^

__________________
EMTchad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 05:00 PM   #8
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Oh ok. I wasn't sure what you ment.

__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 05:09 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles,California
Posts: 349
Default

Man I finally popped the cherry on my SA 1911 loaded yesterday and it was amazing..

__________________
EMTchad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 05:31 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1414 Times on 808 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Polymer will adsorb oil and hold it as a film on the external surface.

Steel (raw, unfinished steel) will gradually absorb, take in or soak up the oil by physical action. Depending on the type of finish (protection) done to the steel, it may adsorb oil or in the case of your "parkerizing" or phosphating, the oil is absorbed into the parkerizing.

A fingerprint is body oil adsorbed to the surface of your firearm.

A skid mark is absorbed into your skivvies.

__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Polymer .45 ACP, yay or nay? indyfan Semi-Auto Handguns 49 06-23-2011 10:16 PM
Polymer AR-15 lowers indyfan AR-15 Discussion 13 04-16-2011 01:39 PM
Forged Steel or Stainless Steel? TailDragger XD Forum 4 02-05-2011 05:02 PM
Need Polymer Help.... Benning Boy The Club House 106 06-24-2010 05:40 PM
Let's see some polymer M14sRock Semi-Auto Handguns 18 06-08-2009 05:47 PM