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Old 11-20-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hurrah ForBirchwood Aluminum Black

I made the mistake of Trusting the word of the owner/head Range Master of the range where I go to shoot. He said that he was a "Gunsmith". When I gave him my brand new Ultra CPD for a first oiling, he looked like a gorilla trying to thread a needle. He gave my gun 2 idiot scratches,at 90 degrees to each other. Well, I ordered 2 different touch up blacks recommended here a couple of weeks ago. One was a simple black paint and wiped right off the scratches, even after a couple of hours to dry. The other is Birchwood Aluminum Black. It is a cyan colored clear liquid and upon careful application with a fine brush, it blackened the aluminum such that I must look very closely to see that it is touched up at all. A great product.
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Can't believe that guy scratched your brand new Ultra. What an asshat.gif
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Congratulation on fixing the scratches in your frame, that sounds like something Jeff could use.
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Lesson learned. You need to learn basic gun maintainence. It's not difficult and you won't have to rely on a gorilla to do it for you.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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Congratulation on fixing the scratches in your frame, that sounds like something Jeff could use.
Yes sir it is and Amazon is my friend...
Both are on it's way...$12
Thanks Wild Bill for the heads up...
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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I just ordered the Birchwood flat black yesterday for one of my Sigs that has a tiny pin prick on the slide.I got it from Amazon also.I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Bill! Bill! Bill! I believe we advised you to stay away from your monkey brained "Range Moron"!!! Hard lesson...I hope you paid attention.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:36 AM   #8
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Guys,
When you know very little, you have to trust someone. Even though I know more gun people than I knew a year ago, this is still California, not Wyoming. Sometimes one must just trust. If it turns out to be a bad trust, that is just how it goes. I only know one other Gunsmith. He may have been just as bad. I was not what you would call Heartbroken when I saw the scratch. Don't forget that a gun is a tool not, just a work of art. Luckily, I could fix it 95%
It looks to me like this is Glock Territory. Both of the walk in gunshops in these parts display many Glocks, no Kimbers.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:09 PM   #9
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95% FIX JUST BECAME 99.5%! I just tried putting a layer of Precision Color Low Gloss Microflex, as recommended a few weeks ago OVER the Birchwood Aluminum Black. Now even a very close look does not show any Idiot Scratch. I am glad that both guys spoke up.
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Glad it's working or for you.
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