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When I received my Stainless Pro Carry II and disassembled it for initial cleaning, I noticed a defect in the clear coating Kimber put on the aluminum frame. Under the slide stop there is no coating, and it looks like the slide stop may have been pushed up while the coating was still wet and it left a ridge of coating. Am I being too picky? I am not looking for a show piece, but this bugs the heck out of me!

 

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The easy part is getting it fixed, Kimber has an excellent customer service, the hard part is giving up the gun for a couple of weeks while it's being refinished.
 

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Based on that pic it definitely looks like a flaw in workmanship. You are not being picky given that it's a thousand-dollar gun. I'd expect a good finish on a $500 gun for that matter.
 

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Sometimes things can get past there quality control. give them a call they will make it right.
 

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It would bother me too. Kimber should take care of it for you.
 

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Disappointing, but I'm sure Kimber will make it right. Try to stay cool on the phone, get the RMA and it will work out.

The tough part is getting over the emotional effect.
 

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Kinda sad the pistol made it all the way to the customer. Not earth shattering but still. No doubt Kimber will repair but still PIA.
 

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Thanks

I'm not overly concerned with the situation, and I know stuff gets by QC, but mostly this is making me a little leery of the aluminum frame and coating. Is the coating fairly sturdy? I'm not tough on my guns, but I'm not acquiring a safe queen either! I'm seriously considering trying to return this and swap up to an all metal gun like the Pro TLE or Eclipse.
...and thanks for the support!
 

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I responded to your other post on the same subject before I saw this one. The problem is not with the aluminum frame. It's a finish problem. Kimbers finish is plenty durable. I've got a Stainless PCII and the finish is holding up just fine. As I said in your other post, don't give up on a fine firearm. Let Kimber take care of it for you.
 

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thanks

I didn't mean to double post, but I thought I should have this in a separate thread. I got a reply from Kimber customer service already. I will be talking to the rep tomorrow and I have no doubt they will take care of me, but it is a bit disappointing to have to send it back before I even shoot it! Oh well, I guess I can have the sights upgraded while it's there, so it isn't all bad!
 

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Silver lining to every cloud. Lesson to be learned though was always thoroughly inspect a new firearm before taking possession of it!
 
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