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Old December 18, 2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Dura baked a 1911 slide...

I dura baked my AO 1911 slide Parker. It has been pulled out of the holster about 50,000 times so i thought id return her to her original glory. but when i compleated the project the finish looked like it had "craters" from the moon all over it. color was fine, the durability is great, but my pistol has a textured slide now! the Durabake was the arisol in a can spray on stuff. any ideas why it did this? ill see if i can figure out how to post some pictures on here this evening
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Old December 18, 2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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I believe this is called fish eye, it is due to contamination, like oil that was soaked into the metal and leeched out during the baking.
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Old December 18, 2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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That would indeed be a preperation issue . When you think you have it degreased , degrease it again . I have found that heating the metal when degreasing works well , thins out the crap so it can be flushed out !
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Old December 18, 2011, 11:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, strip and try again, fish-eyed from oil.
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Old December 19, 2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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roger that, thanks
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