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noticed cruciform flaking?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MSims, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. MSims

    MSims

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    I went to clean my glock today and only 150 rounds thru it i see on top of the cruciform alittle bubbling so i went to rub it to think its oil but the bubble flaked off... Like alittle shaving came off the cruciform... Any ideas? Never seen in any of my glocks... only seen on the rail sometimes...


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  2. spartanranger

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    Yeah I had that problem too. Glock has played around with a couple different ways of coating/finishing the internal parts. One of the older ways (and we aren't talking about very long) was plating it. The quality of it is horrible though and on every single glock of mine that had that plating it came off. Now the new parts come in a gray finish that is easily polishable and wont flake since it is not plated. I would recommend going to the non-plated version, which is their current version. If you talk to glock cs they should send you a new one. I already replaced all of mine.
     


  3. MSims

    MSims

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    Is it a problem to carry and shoot couple more thousand rounds? Or i have to replace?
     
  4. WayneJessie

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    wow...
     
  5. lyodbraun

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    put your slide back on and shoot it.. nothing Id worry to much about...
     
  6. MSims

    MSims

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    Never use hoppes in any of my Glocks and this has only 150 rounds shot since new actually just came from the range and shot it for the first time 150 rounds to go clean it when I discovered that...

    And thats your best advice for a glock armorer?
     
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  7. SJ 40

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    This. SJ 40
     
  8. MSims

    MSims

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    Ok will do... Was just curious if anybody else has that on there glocks...
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Never seen that part do it, would suggest a plating error.
    You can leave it as is, lightly polish or replace the trigger bar assy.
     
  10. MSims

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    I guess that area has no effect on the functionality... I guess the striker rides on it to lock in the rear... I guess if the rear was flaking where it holds the striker and was changing the dimensions then it would possibly be an issue...
     
  11. TheGlockTalker

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    Ok i gotta ask. Whay's wrong with Hoppes?
    I've used it for years cleaning Glocks, 1911s, Sigs etc.
    Never noticed any problems.
     
  12. SJ 40

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    I have a G 22 like that,I noticed it about three years ago and haven't thought it again. So I just pulled it out of the safe and took a look,can't even see where it had flaked off to begin with,not to worry. SJ 40
     
  13. MSims

    MSims

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    So yours was flaking like mine... How many rounds have you shot till it smooth out?
     
  14. intenseneal

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    Dude it looks like your ejector is dent pretty bad as well. I just had to replace mine after 20 years of service it broke.
     
  15. MSims

    MSims

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    Um thats how a 9mm ejector looks like... ;)
     
  16. AgentM79

    AgentM79 Platinum Member

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    DO NOT straighten the "bent" ejector. It's supposed to have a bend. I've seen flaking on Glock frame rails, trigger bars, and firing pin safety plungers. You'll also see flakes on your barrel for about 1000 rounds after a recoil spring assembly is replaced. On "original" Gen1 and Gen2 Glocks, frame rails were bare (surface-ground, actually) and had no coating. I think this also persisted sometime into Gen3, but I don't know at what S/N it changed. My GXX-prefix G17 never flaked, and it had a goodly number of rounds through it.

    The "Hoppes" thing, I believe, was pretty-much solved a long time ago. It would damage some nickel-plated surfaces by attacking the copper layer underneath. There are horror stories about revolver finishes getting ruined, but I can't vouch from first-hand experience. In any event, they changed the formula. Hoppes is a good bore solvent - probably one of the best. But, it's not something I would use anywhere else on a Glock.
     
  17. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    IN THE BEGINNING .....

    Glock internals had a black coating. It tended to flake off, allowed rusting, and various malfunctions.

    On the 2nd day, after The Great Glock Recall, they coated the parts with nickel. Well, that sort of didn't work well either.

    On the 3rd day, they coated the nickel plated parts with Teflon. That sort of worked, but still flaked off.

    Nowadays, who the heck knows what they do with the parts.

    My suggestion, clean it with Mother's Chrome Polish and reinstall it.
     
  18. SJ 40

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    Currently that G 22 has just over 8000 rounds through it. When I noticed it flaking and also on the sides of the trigger bar the gun had close to 1600 rounds out of it.
    I also never use a ammonia based cleaner,some times with the nickel plating process it may flake more easily . It like most finishing procedures is all in the preparation. SJ 40
     
  19. intenseneal

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    I just had mine replaced and it is straight, Glock brand trigger housing. Maybe it is like that on some Glocks.