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Old 09-14-2009, 01:04 AM   #41
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I have 8 Kimbers in the house, all but 2 are series II, ranging from Customs, Ultra Carry, a couple CDP's, a couple Eclipses, and a Raptor. I don't do anything out of the ordinary, as far as cleaning, care, storage for any of them, and have never had any of the issues as mentioned here.

And a couple were carried daily in some of the most humid locations on this planet, with only normal cleaning and wipe down with Tetra cleaning and lube.

Sorry to hear about all the problems folks are having with their personal guns out there. I'd keep bugging Kimber for resolution if it is indeed something that they have starting doing differently on their product.

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:04 AM   #42
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Ok.

Crisis averted.

I went back to the dealer and spole with a professional individual that is very knowledgeable in the world of Kimbers. He owns several, and he is very familiar with this issue.

It is due to how the barrels are produced at the factory. When they are done, the very top finish of the barrel is a little prone to surface rust. It only affects the very outer layer of the barrel, so it's not too much of an issue.

He offered me this great polishing/protecting compound for the Kimber, and my barrel is back to a nice shine. All I have to do is apply this every 5-6 months while I'm cleaning the weapon, and I shouldn't have any further issues. The rust issue is common, and so is this fix. The factory does the same thing when people send the barrels back to them.

I am happy and satisfied. My barrel actually looks better than when I first got it. Plus, it's protectedf ro the time being. I also bought some dessicant to keep moisture out of the case it's in.

I reacted with emotion first instead of logic, and I apologize for that. Once I looked into the issue, and resolved it, it's really a non-issue. Just a quirk with the brand.

Everything is good to go.
I have been reading this old post, Sarg, and the first thing came to my mind==do what I do to all blued guns-light car wax on all the exterior surfaces. Been doing that for years-even works on Colts
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Just what is the name of this "great polishing/protecting compound".

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Just what is the name of this "great polishing/protecting compound".
Mother's Chrome, steel and polishing protection cream. Inexpensive and you can do your Harley and your guns, no rust, ever. Walmart.

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I wish I took pictures but it was too sad a sight too photograph...
I took my Kimber to the range, where it was raining, shot it, put it away wet, in the case at noon when I was done. At 8pm (8 hours later) i opened the case to clean it, and it was covered...covered in rust! The frame, the trigger guard, all over the slide.. Even the mag was covered in rust. I've NEVER seen that amount of rust on a gun, not even on my .22 which sat in a closet for 5 years before I finally found it...
Wow...
Some frog lube and a sock cleaned it right up, it looks good as new now, but damn...don't let Kimbers stay wet for any amount of time....lame.

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I wish I took pictures but it was too sad a sight too photograph...
I took my Kimber to the range, where it was raining, shot it, put it away wet, in the case at noon when I was done. At 8pm (8 hours later) i opened the case to clean it, and it was covered...covered in rust! The frame, the trigger guard, all over the slide.. Even the mag was covered in rust. I've NEVER seen that amount of rust on a gun, not even on my .22 which sat in a closet for 5 years before I finally found it...
Wow...
Some frog lube and a sock cleaned it right up, it looks good as new now, but damn...don't let Kimbers stay wet for any amount of time....lame.
Zombie thread.

I left my Taurus 1911 in my car for 3-4 days once, it had surface rust on it when I got it out, but it wiped right off with rem oil.
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That & Frog I used when I had a single rust spot from Wearing my LC9 IWB against my bare hip,..now I pull up my Boxers esp. Since they a size bigger now and more Baggy,....it's a good thing!


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Springfield XDS, great little baby 45 if you can live with low capacity mags!
Rust Free around 500 out the door-


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