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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jhc37013, Jun 14, 2020.
Pors12 can you just go to Glock HQS and get a new slide?
Pors12 I would check with Glock on the slide. They may replace it, if you still have it? They have great customer service. Unless it was dropped?
The only way I’d take a Tennifer slide was if it came on a GEN5.
For those un-familar with Tenifer, it is a ferritic nitrocarburizing salt bath heat treatment process. It treats the metal by creating a nitride compound layer over a nitride diffusion zone. Part of the process further creates magnetite (iron oxide) on the surface of the nitride compound layer, hence the blackened appearance. The nitrided surface offers low coefficient of friction properties for sliding wear resistance, and the darkened magnetite provides some resistance to general atmospheric corrosion. In the USA, a similar process available is named Melonite.
Tenifer is a branding name applied to a common industrial process chemical metal treatment, applied to the bare metal of the slide before the black coat is applied.
Like "xerox" is to copying, "chloroxing" is to bleach, Kleenex is to tissue for nose wipe, Charmin is to tissue for butt wipe, Morton is to salt. Tenifer is to metal treatment. Glock never stopped treating their slides in ALL gens-- they just stopped using the Tenifer brand name for the process.
Current Gen 5 models HAVE the metal slides treated as above BEFORE the DLC surface coat is applied.
So Gen 5 wins on all counts, period. Stop talking about the "Tenifer" or "frying pan" finish which means nothing.
Not that what I think matters much, but isn't Tennifer just the trade name in the EU? And Melonite is the trade name in the USA?
Different names for, essentially, the same exact process using virtually the same exact chemicals and methods (though not virtually identical)
common industrial process.
Here's a list just in the state of Ohio. You can search in your state.
Final product is virtually the same unless you are testing it scientifically, using scientific methods.
Salt Bath Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing is well known under various trade names, including ARCOR®, TENIFER®, TUFFTRIDE®, MELONITE®, and QPQ®.
You are correct. HEF USA, Springfield, OH is a supplier of the salts and energizer used in the Melonite process.
My gen 4 g22 2012 era has the rough finish
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