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Rough spot on slide
#1
I was cleaning my Ruger P95 and noticed a rough spot on the slide. Should I gently take a stone to it or leave it. Advice please. The gun functions perfectly at the moment.
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#2
If you remove that surface blemish then be prepared to have to refinish the whole slide assembly.

Best bet is to just keep it clean and watch that spot so it does not spread.

If you do decide to go forward with removing that spot then do the following:

Use a fine file and use that to remove the blemished area. Do the work in a criss cross fashion to evenly remove the affected area.

If the spot is small enough, you might be able to just use some cold blue solution. Clean the area with mineral spirits to remove any surface grease or dirt. Then heat the area slighty with a bbq type lighter, then apply the cold blue solution.

Good luck Smile
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#3
Define "rough spot".

From endless carry my Kimber developed a patch on the slide that had the appearance of the early stages of rust. The slide and frame of this pistol is solid stainless.

If I'm faced with a possible refinish job, what have I got to lose? I grabbed a microfiber rag and a can of brasso and went to work. Using a small amount of elbow grease I rubbed enough just begin to remove the factory KimPro finish... I thought. I spent barely 1 minute on the slide. When I was done all the "rough" was gone, and the slide and finish looked fantastic. Since Brasso is a fine polish it did no damage to the finish that I could see. So I worked the entire exterior of the slide with the Brasso.

That was 2 years ago. Despite carrying daily, in the rain, mowing the lawn, etc, the rough/rust has never returned. I'm thinking the Brasso is working to prevent it from returning.

I'm happy. Cool
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#4
It isnt rust. It is where the slide meets the frame. I am wondering if its from the slide locking open after the last round. IF thats the case could it be detrimental to polish it out?
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#5
Dont fix what aint broken. You wont like the results! Best bet is to leave it alone unless the Pistol starts acting up, like the slide stops locking open.
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#6
Daycrawler I wish you replied sooner!!! It was chip on the bottom of the slide. It is Stainless Steel so I went to town with the fine stone and just smoothed it out. Seems to be OK. I will find out next time at the range.
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#7
Wel let us know what happened.
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#8
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