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Offline rooster

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Frame scratch
« on: May 14, 2005, 01:38:29 PM »
I have a really small scratch on the backstrap of my frame.  I read the post that you pretty much have to live with it or have the frame re-anodized.  I was thinking of applying a small dab of auto paint that would match the frame color.  Has anyone tried this and if you did what color paint matched the best?

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 04:20:47 PM »
Try a Black Sharpie,  blot it with a rag with just a liittle alcohol.  Can't hurt anything..
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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 09:55:04 PM »
RJ, that might work if I had a black frame, however my frame is grey.

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 11:36:16 PM »
Seeing as the frame has an anodic film (really, just a colored electrolytic oxide layer) I doubt this will be easily remedied.  the under surface will be self color and will form its own natural oxide film but - of course, self color.

We all know probably how hard it is to match white paints - equally I'd think it very hard to get such a good match on the frame that the blemish can be disguised, without looking even more apparent.

I guess experiment!  If color not up to snuff - clean off straight away.  You may hit lucky but I'd doubt it!
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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2005, 11:38:21 AM »
rooster

The wiping the black applied with marker may result in a shade of grey,  Wiping with acholol with reduce the black to grey.  It's worth a try,  you have been told it would not be perfect..
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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2005, 08:04:13 PM »
The other day I bought a can of auto spray paint.  The bumper of my suv is just about the sme color as my frame.  I beleive the color of the paint was gun metal metallic.  It matched almost perfect.

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2005, 09:49:27 PM »
I would try Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black.  It seems to color from gray to black depending on how long it's in contact with the metal.  I would apply it with the tip of a toothpick then wash it away immediately.  I'm sure there is some worn anodized aluminum on the slide rails that would be an inconspicuous place to experiment with.
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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2005, 12:57:18 PM »
Thanks Justin,  I am going to try that next.  The auto paint worked ok but I would like something better.  I think I saw some R9's with a silver finish on their frames.  Is this so?  I would hate to send my pistol back to get its finish reapplied.  i wonder how much rohrbaugh would charge.  It is a really small blemish but it bugs me everytime I see it.  If it was somewhere else it wouldn't bother me.  This is the nicest pistol I own and I would like it to be perfect.

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2005, 04:03:40 PM »
Let us know how it works out.
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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2005, 04:29:59 PM »
I just ordered it from Brownells.  It ain't cheap. It cost more to ship than price of the item.  Its considered hazmat.  I will let you know how it works out.

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2005, 08:25:52 PM »
The Birchwood Casey worked,  You can only tell if you are really looking for it.  You have to wipe it off before it turns black. Took only a couple of seconds.  Thanks again Justin.

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2005, 10:34:53 PM »
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I just ordered it from Brownells.  It ain't cheap. It cost more to ship than price of the item.
I had the same experience with SuperLube! ;D

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Re: Frame scratch
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2008, 05:04:43 PM »
I'm also a new owner of the r9s. Bought the gun new and it already had scratches on the barrel. Didn't exect it to scratch so easily.