Glock 17 G17 Slide Material

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    Troy101

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    Yay, first post! ;+

    I just bought a used G17 Gen 3. Problem is it has a small wear mark from a holster on the slide. Looks like polished metal in that spot. I tried to blue it but it won't take. What is the slide made of and what do I use to cover the blemish?

    Troy
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    It's a tool not a showpiece. Consider it a beauty mark.
     

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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    ;f I tend to agree...

    The slide is made of steel, but a substance called Tenifer has been applied to it making it very corrosion resistant. Then a black finish is applied over the Tenifer. If it's really a problem, Glock can refinish it, but I wouldn't bother, a beauty mark isn't a *bad* thing. :)
     
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    Maiden71 Metal Member

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    Bought it that way. Leave it that way. Nuff said. ;)
     
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    A Glock is not some sissy, chrome pistol.

    Take it out, and shoot the snot out of it.

    And dont worry about it. Now it's got a little character.
     
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    OK,OK...I get it. ;W It's the chicks dig guys with scars thing.

    Thanks guys.

    Troy
     
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    Undertaker-17 Mental disorder

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    Sorry Butch, but Tenifer is NO substance what´s been applied... ;Q

    Tenifering is a hardening process, what makes the surface nearly hard as porcelain and extremly rust-resistant. It´s a Nitrit bathing with temeratures above 500° C.

    Greetings from the Glock-Country!!!
     
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    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    "Tenifering is a hardening process..." Tenifer, of course, was originally called "Waltering"...just didn't catch on, ergo, the name change.