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Posted: 1/14/2021 10:05:57 PM EST
One of my gen 3s is on about 20 years old now, a couple of dings, lots of holster wear, and the infamous rubbed shiny frame.  This one doesn’t get shot much these days, so was looking to clean it up.  Read on some LE forums about armorers using 000 steel wool to knock down these shiny spots and restore the matte finish, anyone try this?

Was also thinking of media blasting with a low psi air eraser/paasche, but wouldn’t be sure of what media to use, assume the process would be similar to cerakote prepping

Anyone have experience with either or suggestions?
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 10:23:50 PM EST
I would try Oxpho Blue.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 11:01:02 PM EST
Should clarify, shiny spots on the frame not the slide
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 10:23:16 AM EST
Mine got so slick after 15 years and 60k rounds, I had to put traction grips on it.
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 10:45:17 AM EST
Shiny spots on a Glock frame can be returned to normal factory texture by hitting the spots with a heat gun.
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 4:06:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By EdgecrusherXES:
Shiny spots on a Glock frame can be returned to normal factory texture by hitting the spots with a heat gun.
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Interesting, is there any specific prep involved before hand?

I’m pretty sure some of the texturing is actually worn sworn(the blackstrap that meets the web of my hand) which is why it’s shiny, but might work well on the rest?
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 9:49:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2021 1:17:37 AM EST by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 12:41:32 AM EST
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