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Arrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!

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    Arrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!

    Well,

    This morning I managed to spill some isopropyl alcohol on the slide of my XD40 Service. Needless to say there is now a couple of gray smudges on the slide.



    Any ideas on how to restore the finish? I plan to call Springfield on Monday but I thought I would ask some of the experts here.

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    wow...i had no idea rubbing alcohol would do that?? i'm curious to see what some of the guys here say too...
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    That is wierd...isopropyl shouldn't damage the finish like that. I've used it on my Sig to clean off the solvents from cleaning before I lube it.
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    Try rubbing just gun oil on the slide....

    The alcohol dries funny leaving those kind of "stains", most times an gun oil bath will return the finish.

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    Ditto JD and some gun oil but, try warming it up a bit with a blow dryer first. That usually works.

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    It did not melt the polymer did it?
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    Looks like it just dried the oil off of the finish. A good rub down with some oil should get it back to normal.
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    Thanks guys, I will go get the rem oil and see how it goes. Doesn't look like any isopropyl got on the polymer, or if it did it did do any damage.
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    Ditto. Nothing to worry about. Get some oil and lube her up.
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    Done, A good cleaning with Eezox and a rub down with RemOil did the trick. Thanks guys.
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    Nice, how about a few pics so we can refer to this thread the next time this comes up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerbouchard View Post
    Nice, how about a few pics so we can refer to this thread the next time this comes up...
    Here ya go, different dish towel this time:

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