How to remove oxide slide coating

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  1. skeeziks

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    I know I've read notes before but some seem to conflict with others. I wish to remove the worn oxide from my slide without damaginbg the tenifer with too rough ebrasives, any suggestions??
     
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    bead blasting. This will remove the coating only and leave your slide looking like it is brushed stainless.

    I did see a pic of a glock that the owner placed sandpaper on a piece of glass and wet sanded the sides of the slide to a chrome finish and he clamed that it did not rust. Looked cool with the black still on the top of the slide but to much bling for my taste.
     

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    Vinegar will remove the black coating.
    Just be sure to neutralize it with baking soda and wash it off real well afterwards.
    Find a small container that the slide will fit it and fill it up with white vinegar.
    let her soak for at least 15 minutes. Swish it around and you will see the black coming off.
    A white scotch bright pad will work well with the vinegar and not scratch the metal at all.
     
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    Thanks for the information
     
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    It will still have a tint of black to it, sort of just dark bare metal looking.
    Which is nice and you don't have to work your butt off polishing it with tons of fine sandpaper.
    Don't take a chance sanding through the tennifer finish either.
    It is pretty thin. (Not deep into the metal)
     
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    Got part two
    I have a G27 that looks like a Robarlike finish but I think it's the Tenifer under the Oxide.
    Many thanks to the people who actually know, the Glock Talkmembers
     
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    You don't really see the Tennifer finish.
    It is a metal treatment that creates a very hard surface, but it is not visible.
     
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