Which absorbs more oil,polymer or steel? Arguing

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by EMTchad, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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

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    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.
     

  3. EMTchad

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

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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

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  6. spittinfire

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    ???..........
     
  7. EMTchad

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    I am saying right as in agreed hahaha. ^^
     
  8. spittinfire

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

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

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    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. :eek: