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Old 07-26-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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Scratch on frame

I have a Kimber Warrior SOC. I have managed to scratch the frame while installing the slide stop. Does anyone know a way to remedy this situation? THX
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:12 PM   #2
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Commonly Called Idiot Scratch

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Old 07-26-2018, 03:06 PM   #3
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Scratch on frame

Doubt it. The SOC is Kimberkoted. (Like cerakote)..... dunno how deep but if its just a slight mar, some extremely fine emery paper might help if done gently.

Iíd leave it. Either live with it as a battle scar and lesson learned or spend the money to get re-coated.

Or see if you can find a permanent marker of the same color and touch it up.

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Welcome to the club.
That is more commonly known as an idiot scratch.
But I prefer to call it an overly enthusiastic assembly scar.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:25 PM   #5
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DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH EMERY CLOTH OR ANY OTHER ABRASIVE!
There is a touchup pen you can buy it any good sporting good store or a gun shop I forget the name of it but somebody will be out here shortly to tell you but do not try to sand it out or buff it out or you will have a worst looking condition on your hands.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:49 PM   #6
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Its not bare steel Cuca....
The pens you refer to are usually black or blue. Also for steel or aluminum. Iíve never seen them in any other color.
An SOC has OD Green Kimberkote.
Just get a perm marker that comes close to the color.



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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois bdomini, I'm sorry to hear about the scratch. I'd suggest you either live with it or return it to the factory for refinishing. I don't think you'd be happy with the results of trying to repair it yourself. There are a lot of 1911's out there wearing the same battle marks.

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Originally Posted by bhunted View Post
Its not bare steel Cuca....
The pens you refer to are usually black or blue. Also for steel or aluminum. Iíve never seen them in any other color.
An SOC has OD Green Kimberkote.
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The thing I would worry about is changing the sheen over the area that you rub with the emery cloth. A couple of decades ago my wife and I were in the refinishing business and every finish, whether it is paint or clearcoat has a surface Sheen and texture and any attempt to Touch up a minor scratch by using abrasives changes that surface sheen. Whether it's gloss, semi gloss, satin or flat; you will see where ever you rubbed it with that Emery cloth or sandpaper. The only safe way to try to fix the scratch is try to fill it with the same color paint or refinish the whole surface meaning the frame.
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Shoot, the SOC is a full size 1911.....
For lack of a picture of the victim, here is mine. Just different grips than factory.



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The thing I would worry about is changing the sheen over the area that you rub with the emery cloth. A couple of decades ago my wife and I were in the refinishing business and every finish, whether it is paint or clearcoat has a surface Sheen and texture and any attempt to Touch up a minor scratch by using abrasives changes that surface sheen. Whether it's gloss, semi gloss, satin or flat; you will see where ever you rubbed it with that Emery cloth or sandpaper. The only safe way to try to fix the scratch is try to fill it with the same color paint or refinish the whole surface meaning the frame.


I know. I concur. Without a photo of the injury, no way to tell. Sometimes a lose fold in the paper and light drifting, may know down a fine notable edge.

Until the OP chimes in, no more recommendations.


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