Glock 19 Slide Corrosion

Glock 19 Slide Corrosion

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    Glock 19 Slide Corrosion

    My Glock 19 turned 21 years old this week. After 21 years of holster wear my the finish has worn around the front of the slide. I started to notice some corrosion and rust.

    My question is... Has anyone ever sent back their slide to glock for refinishing? The cost is 45$ and I see no need in buying a new pistol as my G19 still performs quite well.

    My second question is... Has anyone else experienced this?
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    Haven't done it, but I may. Don't think you can get any finish for that cheap anywhere else.

    Only thing I would have to consider is I've always thought about putting a SS/silver looking finish on the slide.

    I've only carried my G19 since last May and done a TON of draw practice and my slide is showing silver on both corners and around the ejection port. Couldn't imagine what it'd be in 5 years, let alone 20+.

    21 years, oobber impressive!
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    Get Glock to refinish the slide for $45 and you should be GTG for another 21 years then repeat!
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    Never had this happen, nor have I heard of it happening, but my Glocks are only a few years old.

    I know it is off topic, but can you tell us how well the polymer frame is holding up after 21 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    My Glock 19 turned 21 years old this week. After 21 years of holster wear my the finish has worn around the front of the slide. I started to notice some corrosion and rust.

    My question is... Has anyone ever sent back their slide to glock for refinishing? The cost is 45$ and I see no need in buying a new pistol as my G19 still performs quite well.

    My second question is... Has anyone else experienced this?
    I have with my CPX-1. I just steel wool and some oil get the bad stuff off, then re- blue.....
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    Any steel can corrode . Clean it, send it back to be refinished ,and then shoot it some more.
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    There's been some yack (and inconsistent reports) of GLOCK changing the details of its proprietary "Tenifer" finish. Sounds like a job for...Robar!
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    I would send it to Glock for a refinish, wow 21 years. is that every day carrie?
    I carried a Beretta 92 so long with several thumb break holsters that i had a small groove cut in the frame but the finish didn't last not 21 years on no part of it but it is still one of my favorite guns.

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    I'm not sure I'd worry about it unless you just really find the current looks offensive. If the gun is 21 years old it is the old Tenifer finish, which gets down into the metal itself. The outer finish in black is cosmetic only and jsut because it is gone doesn't mean much other than the black stuff is gone. A little oil, a little elbow grease and the rust should be gone. Personally I look at wear as just a record of the past, to be displayed proudly and with fond memories. BTW, my Glock 17 is from 1989, so it is 25 years old. A number of spots where the outer finish is gone, assorted scratches and dings, assorted spots where it has been touched up with a black magic marker, etc. give it character, sort of like the scars and wrinkles of an old warrior.

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    Understand the Glock refinish isn't the same as what it had on it 21 years ago. They will apply the newer coating, but true Tenifer isn't legal in the U.S. So Glock in Smyrna can't apply it.

    My 27 is quite worn and old as well, I have been tossing around cerakote as an option. If done right it should last a very long time and is somewhat "slicker" so it is supposed to be easier on the rails. But it is closer to $100.

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    OP, many people misunderstand the. " finish " on the Glock pistol.

    Over the years they have changed coatings, but the outer finish is not the protection. The protection on your Glock is called Tenifer, and is not the outer coating, but is imbedded in the steel itself. The gun should not rust if all of the outer black finish is stripped, and bare.
    They currently use another type of metal treatment that meets EPA standards, which is the same thing S&W uses on their M&P series. But guns made in Austria have the Tenifer finish, such as yours.

    I would not worry about it. I have subjected my Glock to sea water exposure time and time again, without rinsing or cleaning and the rust is very minimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    Never had this happen, nor have I heard of it happening, but my Glocks are only a few years old.

    I know it is off topic, but can you tell us how well the polymer frame is holding up after 21 years?
    Excellent!
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    I assure everyone it is corrosion on my slide. Looks like I have to start carrying my G30!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    There's been some yack (and inconsistent reports) of GLOCK changing the details of its proprietary "Tenifer" finish. Sounds like a job for...Robar!
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