scratched up my 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by smh316, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. smh316

    smh316 New Member

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    hey guys,got a new rock island armory 1911 cs.ben carrying it on my waist outside my pants,but under my sports coat.Anyway the brass rivet on my back pocket left a brass or copper colored dot on the end of the slide.grrrrr,what is the best way to clean that up/off my guy suggested a tooth brush and solvent?any thoughts would sure help.thanks,steven
     
  2. NvRbanArms

    NvRbanArms New Member

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    I would try that. Get used to it though. If ur gonna carry it will get scratched n dirty. It is a gun after all. Good luck bro.
     

  3. smh316

    smh316 New Member

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    thanks bud,i normally use break free,any other brands that u think would do a better job?
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you scrub the mark until it's gone you will wind up with a finish that shows where you scrubbed.

    Leave it there and wear it as a badge of courage! Be glad its a small fault....it could be worse.

    To fix gun blemishes you must refinish them. That will cost you a minimum of $250 including shipping and labor.

    Its a gun for Christ's sake. If you take a safe queen out of the safe.....it's no longer a safe queen. [​IMG]

    (Riveted pant pockets with a sports coat? You deserve to scratch your gun.) :p
     
  5. smh316

    smh316 New Member

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    haha,ok thanks for the ribbing on my pants.lol.i work at a western wear store(wrangler jeans)and have to dress the part.western sport coat to.dang man i thought i was stylin....haha thanks guys,steven
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have used a pencil eraser on some brass marks with good results.
    But, IMO, a pristine SD firearm is a sign that could be read that the owner does not carry or practice much. I want a BG to see a well used weapon so he believes that I may know what I doing.

    Keep the mark and add more.