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Old 06-07-2019, 04:37 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
Looks nice

If TX comes back to the forum and sees this thread he's gonna have a Kimber warranty meltdown.
Damn there goes that coffee on the keyboard thing again.. I have to start looking at KT in the afternoon..lol
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:48 AM   #12
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Thanks you guys. Arland, I used a stick of jewlers rouge on my buffing wheel, but today I'll be breaking out the Flitz for another go at it, and my Dremel with Flitz for a bit of touch-up on the feed ramp.

I would have done it all at once, but dang, hounds and life got in the way. Spent a few days at a dog-friendly resort on the Oregon coast with Patti and the girls....no buffing wheel there, but we did see a bunch of grey whales migrating north, does that count?

The girls, Ruby and Lily at the hotel on the king-size bed wondering when we'll go home.....



My Ultra CDP .45 was the EDC on the trip, and thankfully, it remained unfired. Time for the girls morning walk, then it's back into the shop to man the buffing wheel, Kimber parts in hand.......

Sidebar: Seems we've got TWO more cougars skulking about the edges of town. So the EDC becomes even more important, even though it's mostly a comfort to have with you, as we hardly ever see the cats, just the aftermath.......(but I'm sure a polished barrel hood and feed ramp would make all the difference! )
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:00 AM   #13
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Rick, the Girls are so stinking cute! Kracker says HEY!


It's all good Rick. My Flitz reference is more of a jab/poke towards TXscooterguy thread he started.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #14
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The saga continues whilst my slide resides at the Mothership.

I broke out my nifty little Dremel, the mini cloth tube-wheel fitting and my tube of Flitz and had at the feed ramp of my Aegis Elite Custom 9mm.



It took all of about three minutes after getting all set up, and now the ramp looks like chrome; should feed quite well now me thinks. Gotta love Flitz! It fed perfectly before, and "was not broke". But it sure looks better now than it did coming from the factory. It has to be an enhancement, right?

Now that my bench is set up with the vise/polishing fixture, I could not leave it alone, so broke down my Micro 9 and gave her the same treatment. We wouldn't have to consider these tasks if the factory would include little things like this during production. (Yeah, I know.....$$)

Stainless barrels with a bit of Flitz really come into their own...



I'm certain the little pistol will also shoot better, bein' all prettied up 'n all....



But what the heck, it gives old farts something to do besides mow the lawn when a pistol is out of action or you just want to pretty one up.

Oh Arland, the girls managed to get out a "woof" for Kracker....(once I woke them up). Just for fun, here's a shot of our "old girls", Rose and Lucy a few years back.



Kimbers and Hounds forever! :-)
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Damn, your picture of Rose and Lucy brought a tear to my eye. My son's boxer, Ben, passed away a month ago. I would sit with him when my son was on a business trip. Old Ben would be my bed buddy, man you get attached to them.
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Interesting on the polishing. When my Micro 9 traveled to Yonkers for an issue with the Kimpro black slide finish, the pistol came back with the barrel, feed ramp and chamber more highly polished than they were when new. I now do that same polish, but with Mother’s and use a 9 mm cotton swab instead as a Dremel “attachment”. Don’t tell Kimber!
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #17
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Now do that same polish, but with Mother’s and use a 9 mm cotton swab instead as a Dremel “attachment”. Don’t tell Kimber!
Dawg, your secret is safe with me!

(I live in that glass house...... )
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:11 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by wproct View Post
Damn, your picture of Rose and Lucy brought a tear to my eye. My son's boxer, Ben, passed away a month ago. I would sit with him when my son was on a business trip. Old Ben would be my bed buddy, man you get attached to them.
That's the understatement of the decade. We sure do love our pups.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:30 AM   #19
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Is anyone else still waiting on their slide to come back? 5 weeks... I'm itching....

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Yep, and no additional communication from them. I have probably been waiting the least amount of time, they have had mine since around June 15.
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