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Old 11-29-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Pro CarryII Finish

I have a Kimber Pro CarryII and the matte finish on the slide is fading rather quickly.It is 2 years old and I have used Birchwood/Casey Gun Scrubber to quick clean it.The frame looks like it did when I bought it and I was wondering since the slide is steel and the frame aluminum is that the difference? I'm getting it re-finished but will I run into the same problem next time and should I change cleaner to something less abrasive?? Looking for help in StLou..thanks
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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I looked for references but was not able to find any. Maybe someone else knows better but I believe the coating is a version of "ceracote". It's a ceramic bake on coating that comes in several colors. Many gun shops have the ability to re-coat your weapon. Check with the local shops.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:18 AM   #3
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The KIMPRO finish is something that people complain about, it's mostly holster ware that gets them going.
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Thanks for your replies.It does have the KimPro finish and our gunsmith at the range recommended to re-finish it with the ceracoat procedure.I wasn't sure if it was the Birchwood Gun Scrubber cleaner I was using but it's not doing it to my stainless Kimber or my SP-100.Thanks for your help and I'm glad to have found this site..
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
I have a Kimber Pro CarryII and the matte finish on the slide is fading rather quickly.It is 2 years old and I have used Birchwood/Casey Gun Scrubber to quick clean it.The frame looks like it did when I bought it and I was wondering since the slide is steel and the frame aluminum is that the difference? I'm getting it re-finished but will I run into the same problem next time and should I change cleaner to something less abrasive?? Looking for help in StLou..thanks
Have you ever considered Cleaning it in your dishwasher, jms-stlou? Make you that the gun isnt loaded and that you use the spot free rinse.



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Old 02-05-2016, 05:44 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Zoomybaby View Post
Have you ever considered Cleaning it in your dishwasher, jms-stlou? Make you that the gun isnt loaded and that you use the spot free rinse.
You so crazy for digging this up after all this time.
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You are so freaking strange Zoomy....You really need to start drinking because the Diet Coke is fudging all your wires up...

BTW....That was one of my first posts on the forum....

Look how Chuck spelled wear back then......Simple times for simple minds....
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
You so crazy for digging this up after all this time.
Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
You are so freaking strange Zoomy....You really need to start drinking because the Diet Coke is fudging all your wires up...

BTW....That was one of my first posts on the forum....

Look how Chuck spelled wear back then......Simple times for simple minds....
Glad that we are on the same page Gator....
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
You so crazy for digging this up after all this time.
Gator you are correct Sir.



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Glad that we are on the same page Gator....
We usually are. We just don't let everyone else know it.
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