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Light Rust On Kimber Pro CDP 11

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by thinktwice, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. thinktwice


    Mar 29, 2007
    North Carolina
    My son just took his Kimber Pro CDP 11 out of the safe and noticed some slight surface rust in the slide. This is the 2 tone model with the black frame. He just bought the gun a few months ago, and keeps it oiled and cleaned. It has been kept in the original plastic case the gun came in. I was just wondering if any of you guys know how to remove this rust without damaging the slide. I can hardly see it, it's not bad or a lot but it's there. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. rsxr22


    Feb 25, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    I would try with a light nylon brush, but honestly even as simple as a fix it would be, i would still call Kimber complain and demand a return rma #. I am so tired of Kimber's CS. They are such (explicative) and they need to start manning up to their mistakes. That is probably my biggest gripe with them. I got rid of mine and thought i was done with their ego's, but unfortunately i work at the store that i sold it to and have still had to contact them again. We took grips off to clean the gun and noticed they were cracked behind the grip, i called kimber for new grips, and they said theyd send em out. This was 2 weeks ago and I called again friday and they told me that they had no documentation of the convo or anything and that the rep couldnt have said that and required the old ones be sent back and "reviewed" for personal abuse before they would honor a replacement!! If they fixed their mistakes, it would be a different story

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Don't keep it in the foam case for starters and if there's no other place then at least use a couple of those moisture absorbant packs( I forget the name for them).
  4. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

    Mar 25, 2003
    You're storing your gun in a sponge. Let it breathe!
  5. manly


    Nov 25, 2010
    thats quite comon on kimbers...they have a high carbon content in the stainless..also the barrel is not stainless on that model..its prone to rust also...i know from being an owner of a cpd pro 11. and know the rust issues....

    kinda sux...
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  6. cole

    cole Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    I agree, it's more common than it should be. Not sure what the "common" standard is though. My Series 1 has no rust issues. However, I've seen many 4" Kimbers in the gun shop case that have rust.

    OP: Don't store the gun in foam or anything that attracts moisture or absored the oil on the gun and be sure it can "breathe". Springfield's 1911 case is good because it's all plastic. Kimber's case sucks for long-term storage (unless you put the well-oiled gun back in the bag).

    Treat the Glock like your lawmower not your 1911. Even in "storage" I'd wipe down a 1911 periodically (unless packed in grease/oil). With a Glock I never bother.
  7. manly


    Nov 25, 2010
    i also have a team match and no rust issues with also has a stainless barrel.its stored with the cdp pro......and the cdp is the the one that gets the rust....about 11 other hand guns in that location..and to think of it..its the only one that does.......
  8. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    If you're lazy any tool will rust. :dunno:
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  9. AC45ACP


    Dec 10, 2008
    N. Texas
    Kimber wouldn't help me with my rust issue, I carried my TLE/RL
    For 4 hours and the front strap checkering started rusting.
    And this was on a new gun. I call kimber told them I needed
    A RMA# and they told me no they don't issue rma's I could
    Send it in on my dime and it would be up to the gunsmith
    To decide if the rust was a finish issue or a holster wear
    So I sold it to a famliy member at a good price and bought a
    Good luck with the kimber!
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  10. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

    May 11, 2010
    Hockey City, Texas
    Interesting./ In the past, I've been tempted to buy one of those 4" Kimbers with the bull barrel setup - but I have read numerous rust complaints concerning Kimbers over the years