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      kens
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      A Para 1911 GI Expert just followed me home.

      All the outside edges are worn, looks like it lived inside its original hard plastic box all its life, in the back of a truck.

      Looks like holster wear, only more so.

      It is (was) a black matte finish, perhaps black parkerizing. All these edges that are worn are much polished.

      How can I touch up the finish?

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      Birchwood Casey Super black touch up pen would probably do it good enough.

      Otherwise you’ll need to check out DuraCoat® Aerosol and redo the whole gun.

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      I use flat black spray paint.

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      kens
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      spray paint !!!

      Blasphemy I say !!!

      It’s a 1911, not a Glock

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      You could send it to Tim ………

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      I’m just munching my darn popcorn over here………

      LOL!

      I could restore that finish nearly identical to the original (perhaps just a touch finer matt, but I would submit: it’s a modern 1911. Not a antique collector).

      Another option is to go full on sweetness and do a two tone Molycoat (very similar to Ceracoat but better). I’m in the middle of a Wilson Combat restoration now and we’re doing a battleship grey semi gloss frame, and a black semigloss slide. Very nice look and about the same cost as getting the edges fixed original. It would certainly hold up better, especially with concealed carry.

      The third, most expensive, and most effective option is to have it melonited. This process is nearly as hard as ceramic (it can only be cut with diamond tools), it’s totally impervious to body sweat, and makes your firearm nearly indestructible. Blazer rifles are treated this way. It looks like old time rust bluing, but it’s tough as nails. Definitely a lifetime finish.

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      the money involved into a complete redo isnt there for me.

      Its just a trunk gun I got from a pawn shop, it wasnt selling because of all the edges worn off.

      I did try a rub-on-blue pen, it worked well on most of it, but the safety still wont cooperate with color.

      the rest of it turned out ok.

      I bought this on the cheap, intending to place it back into a different pawn shop for other gun stuff related monies.

      I was actually surprised the blue pen resulted in black when it was surrounded by black.

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      kens, you might be surprised how well the flat black spray paint blends in with a matt blue finish. Certainly is low cost. While you say yours is a “trunk gun”, I just tend to use many of my hard. They ain’t show pieces, but functional tools.

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      Want to go real crazy?

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      I wonder if you could do that with Brownell’s Gun Kote.

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