New to parkerized need help

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by SnakeDoctor, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. SnakeDoctor

    SnakeDoctor New Member

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    Can anyone help me out here im new to 1911s and parkerized pistols and ive had my SA loaded for a week now and well im a very paranoid person and i think i see the early signs of rust is that possible?When i got it it was well lubed took it to the range then after cleaned it but during the week i couldnt keep my hands off it since it was virtually my new toy and i want to get the feel and it seems the color seemed different than the pics ive seen on this forum and everywhere should i treat it with some remoil ive heard that helps keep it looking tip top so any help will be greatly appreciated. I origianlly posted this as a reply but im hoping for this to be seen more.
     

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  2. SnakeDoctor

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    Strange color

    I have a 1 week old springfield 1911 loaded and there seems to be a difference in color between the frame and slide and by the thumb safety one the right side there seems to be a orange-y color could that be rust or what this is my first 1911 and parkerized pistol and i like to keep my guns looking new for as long as possible until time catches up so if anyones got some pointers on how to care for it that would be nice im in the process of curing it with remoil i just apply some when its dry i repeat so any help will be appreciated.
     

  3. General_lee

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    It definitely wouldn't hurt to wipe a light coat of oil on it.
    Please post pics of it if you can.
     
  4. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I replied to your question in the General Handgun section as well.

    Please post pics of the affected areas so we can see.

    I usually wipe the metal parts of my guns with a light coat of Outers or Gunslick gun oil about once a month, or as needed.
     
  5. JonM

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  6. SnakeDoctor

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    edited with photos but theres still more here: the dark spot under the thumb safety is what troubles me its orange-y in color and i dont want to do the wrong thing with such an awesome gun
     

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  7. SnakeDoctor

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    i posted the pics in the other section
     
  8. CA357

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    I have a definite problem with the orange color. That's not right. Parkerizing holds oil and that prevents rust. It looks to me like you may have rust already formed somehow under the Park'd finish.

    If it was my pistol, I would send it right back to Springfield and have them check it out. Call their customer service and see if they'll send you a shipping ticket so you don't have to pay for shipping it.

    If those photos are accurate, I think they need to refinish it.

    Good parkerizing eventually turns a nice gray/green and looks really great. So, you'll do fine with a Parkerized finish, just keep it clean and lubed.
     
  9. SnakeDoctor

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    ok ive sent in my xd 9 before and they gave me the call tag and i had it back in like 10 days but i know theres a lifetime warranty but is it like a one time deal so if it happened again in the future could i send it back again do you know?
     
  10. JonM

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    yup thats rust. it needs to be refinished i agree with CA
     
  11. CA357

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    Springfield has a very good customer service department. They should fix you right up. As far as if something else goes wrong and having to send it in again, cross that bridge when you come to it. Their service is good and you should be fine.
     
  12. CourtJester

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    Never had a Springfield 1911 but just off the top of my head it could be a few things.
    Lube they use on new guns to prevent rust
    Bad metal mixture that skipped past quality
    Different polishing method used on the affected part
     
  13. SnakeDoctor

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    well i must be a pretty bad owner lol but do you know if the warranty is a one time thing or not? and i guess after this i should coat it in some fluid film to avoid this
     
  14. SnakeDoctor

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    ive been informed i should make use of my warranty and send it in to get refinished and thats just what ill do that way when i get it back ill coat it in some fluid film and hope this wont happen again
     
  15. CA357

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    Snake, I merged your other thread with this one. So, the continuity is a little off, but it makes sense to have it all together. :p
     
  16. SnakeDoctor

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    ok thanks i never expected to get so many replies especially within the hour of posting i love this forum and thanks for the help i wasnt sure if i should send it in but now im convinced so ill call them as soon as i can tomorrow and get the call tag
     
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  18. CourtJester

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    Auh... Now it's merged with the photos.
    It looks like rust.
    Warranties are great.
     
  19. SnakeDoctor

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    ive cleaned it with some oil and a toothbrush type brush and the stuff on the grip safety isnt visible and niether are the other marks so could it have been something else i dont want to send it in and them not want to warranty it out because right now it looks ok should i send some of these pics along with it?
     
  20. CA357

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    If it cleaned off, then you're good to go. Unless the finish came off too, it may have been some type of oil/preservative that just dried on there. If the Parkerizing looks good to you, problem solved, case closed.

    Now, just keep it oiled and go shoot the heck out of it. :cool: