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Posted: 2/13/2017 9:31:00 PM EDT
Sorry that this isn't a car wreck thread, but I'm wondering if the faint scratches on this new-to-me Kimber can be buffed out. If so, how best to do it without f'ing up the finish?

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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:32:22 PM EDT
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Holy shit, that idiot scratch!



Was Ray Charles the previous owner?
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:34:43 PM EDT
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I would leave it , those appear to be scratches , if they were just scuff marks maybe 
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:35:30 PM EDT
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Doubtful.

Good thing it's just a Kimber 
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:40:24 PM EDT
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Good thing it's just a Kimber 
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This.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:43:41 PM EDT
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Doubtful.

Good thing it's just a Kimber 
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Damn Bro, you just yucked my yum.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:44:00 PM EDT
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All 1911's have those
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:46:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:48:31 PM EDT
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Arc of Shame.
All my drill presses have them.  
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:49:58 PM EDT
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You might could polish out the top ones, but if that were mine, it would go in the holster for daily carry rotation.  It's a nice gun,  but it is not a bbq gun.
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How best to go about polishing it?
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:51:45 PM EDT
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That gun is going to keep jamming on you anyway so i wouldnt worry about the scratches
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:57:12 PM EDT
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That gun is going to keep jamming on you anyway so i wouldnt worry about the scratches
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Understood.   But if I club someone to death with it, I'm hoping to do so with a nicer finish.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:59:31 PM EDT
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That sucks dude.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 9:59:47 PM EDT
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Just leave it. It's a gun. Shoot it and enjoy the fact that you don't have to worry about being the first person to scratch it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:00:04 PM EDT
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Will this work?

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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:01:34 PM EDT
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Sorry OP,  No matter how much you polish on it you will still have a Kimber...  
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:04:27 PM EDT
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It will probably make the scratches more visible. 

You could remove them with an appropriate grit of silicon carbide paper, but you would probably have to do the whole gun to make it look right.

I wouldn't do it.  Or maybe I would get drunk and polish the whole gun on a muslin wheel with green stuff.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:04:31 PM EDT
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Polishing wheel with some flitz?

Make that shit bling
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:08:03 PM EDT
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If the gun is blued, you won't be able to remove the scratches without taking off the bluing.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:08:48 PM EDT
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Polishing wheel with some flitz?

Make that shit bling
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Flitz would only clean it.  Green polishing compound is the shizzle for blinging stainless.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:09:38 PM EDT
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Leave them, they are a sign of Manliness.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:09:46 PM EDT
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Not all....


You might could polish out the top ones, but if that were mine, it would go in the holster for daily carry rotation.  It's a nice gun,  but it is not a bbq gun.
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lol Kimber carry rotation 
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:10:41 PM EDT
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You could get those scratches out but you would have to refinish the whole gun to do it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:10:49 PM EDT
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Krylon.

Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:11:38 PM EDT
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If the gun is blued, you won't be able to remove the scratches without taking off the bluing.
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Maybe I'm seeing it wrong on my phone.  If it's blued it's screwed. 
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:12:14 PM EDT
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Stainless is very easy to do that on.  I have a stainless Wilson and I'm scared to death when I assemble it.  Cuz I'm an idiot.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:13:18 PM EDT
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Just leave it. It's a gun. Shoot it and enjoy the fact that you don't have to worry about being the first person to scratch it.
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I hate having my pee pee smacked by the voice of reason.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:13:33 PM EDT
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It's a Kimber. Be happy if the damn thing functions.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:13:42 PM EDT
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I say not idiot scratches.

Too high and the arc are the wrong way.  looks like the pivot point of that mark was closer to the rear of the slide.

the one on the frame is obvious though
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:14:14 PM EDT
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This.
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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:14:56 PM EDT
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Meh, garbage can guns need scratches
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:15:51 PM EDT
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Can't polish a turd.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:16:01 PM EDT
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Maybe I'm seeing it wrong on my phone.  If it's blued it's screwed. 
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The photos are remarkably ambiguous.  Kind of like the "blue/black" or "white/gold" dress thing.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:17:23 PM EDT
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Leave it and shoot it. I guarantee if you did refinish it you would do the exact same thing the next time you break it down and clean it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:18:43 PM EDT
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Just throw it down the driveway.....    you will never tell the old ones from the new tactical ones.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:20:43 PM EDT
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This.

And congrats on the nice gun!  This is a forum that loves Glock, so you can safely ignore the naysayers.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:22:17 PM EDT
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All 1911's have those
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NO, just NO, not all...........though I am getting tired of being careful so mine dont......
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:28:24 PM EDT
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The photos are remarkably ambiguous.  Kind of like the "blue/black" or "white/gold" dress thing.
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Maybe I'm seeing it wrong on my phone.  If it's blued it's screwed. 


The photos are remarkably ambiguous.  Kind of like the "blue/black" or "white/gold" dress thing.


It's blued.  It is a Kimber Raptor II.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:40:35 PM EDT
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Stainless is very easy to do that on.  I have a stainless Wilson and I'm scared to death when I assemble it.  Cuz I'm an idiot.
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Holy shit, that idiot scratch!



Was Ray Charles the previous owner?


Stainless is very easy to do that on.  I have a stainless Wilson and I'm scared to death when I assemble it.  Cuz I'm an idiot.
I've never been able to afford a stainless 1911...
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:42:30 PM EDT
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It's blued.  It is a Kimber Raptor II.
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Maybe I'm seeing it wrong on my phone.  If it's blued it's screwed. 


The photos are remarkably ambiguous.  Kind of like the "blue/black" or "white/gold" dress thing.


It's blued.  It is a Kimber Raptor II.


Oh for God's sake man.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:44:36 PM EDT
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Fuck it.

Shoot that bitch. Or, in the case of a Kimber, curse profusely as you clear stoppage after stoppage..
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:45:51 PM EDT
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I've never been able to afford a stainless 1911...
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Holy shit, that idiot scratch!



Was Ray Charles the previous owner?


Stainless is very easy to do that on.  I have a stainless Wilson and I'm scared to death when I assemble it.  Cuz I'm an idiot.
I've never been able to afford a stainless 1911...


Funny story.  I got on the Wilson site one night and just clicked every box on a "dream" gun (A stainless tac supergrade with elephant ivory grips, a bunch of extra mill work, and even my initials on the slide) in their gun builder. I figured it'd show me a retail price, but it didn't. It sends my "request" to dealers who then quote prices.  I got retarded high prices a few days later. I kind of felt bad for wasting the dealer's time, but I really didn't know it would do that.  About 6 months later I nearly deleted a spam email when I realized it wasn't spam.  Unbelievably, Wilson had actually built the gun and sent it to a dealer. The moron had bought it on accident.  I got it for his cost - he was desperate to get rid of it right away.
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 10:50:01 PM EDT
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Fuck it.

Shoot that bitch. Or, in the case of a Kimber, curse profusely as you clear stoppage after stoppage..
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Every full size Kimber I've ever seen or shot ran fine once the owner figured out which ammo it liked.  Kind of a hit or miss thing and the reason I don't own one, but it's not a deal killer for most people.  I think part of the problem, at least with the full sized guns, is that Kimber trys too hard to have tiny tolerances and their machines/QC isn't really up to the task.  To get there you have to hand fit a lot of parts and, as I understand it, Kimber doesn't.

I've seen Ed Brown's that wouldn't run worth a shit for 1000 rounds because they were too tight.  IMO, break-in on a $1,000 custom gun is fine. But the EB's are waaaaay too much money for that kind of hassle.  I've got 3 Wilsons and all of them have run like raped apes from round 1 through round 10,000.  Yes, I even have 10k rounds on my Supergrade. (And twice that on my CQB-E)
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 11:04:59 PM EDT
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I pride myself on getting scratches on my guns.
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