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Is there a way to keep fingerprints off your 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MSims, Aug 17, 2012.


  1. MSims

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    So i was wondering but i noticed ive became kinda OCD... When i look at my blued colt all i see is fingerprints alll over it... If i wipe it down and it looks nice and new again and by accident touch it BAM fingerprint lol... Do they make something or only works if you don't TOUCH it lol... Even you put it in the holster it likes to show markings on the inside and you have to wipe it again to look new again...
     

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  3. Batesmotel

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    Seriously?

    Put in the safe and never touch it again.

    Or....

    Shoot the hell out of it, holster it until it shows some nice wear and even drop it in the dirt for good measure.
     
  4. MSims

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    I see some people are a weeee bit to serious lol... Was just curious its all good...
     
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  6. Quack

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    Hard chrome it.

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  7. Spiffums

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    It happens. I know an old man who has a beautiful S&W in 32 Long. He wipes it down every time he takes it out of the case.
     
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    That's great! :rofl:
     
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  10. sawgrass

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    The first 1911 I bought always looked smudged up. I hated it. I sold it. Now most of my guns are stainless.

    I find myself wiping my SW41 and my Beretta 89 a lot.
    That pretty blueing shows everything.
     
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    use it and wipe it down if you are going to put it away, enjoy it.
     
  12. youngdocglock

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    Yes. Give it an matte electro nickel finish. Stainless doesnt show prints well.


    or..........treat it like a gun and shoot it.
     
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    This is better looking...
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    Shocking. :supergrin:
     
  16. R*E

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    Renaissance wax is way better than oil on a blued finish. Fingerprints don't show and I've found that powder residue comes off easily. You can buy it at Woodcrafters or online:

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    start carrying it...you won't notice the fingerprints anymore...
     
  18. bac1023

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    True, you don't see fingerprints on hard chrome very easily.
     
  19. Jim S.

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    I agree with R*E, only I was going to suggest an automotive wax such as Carnuba.
    No cleaners, just pure wax.
    Makes a blued gun look great and your paw prints will not be a problem.
     
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