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Old 06-18-2016, 10:45 PM   #1
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P238 equinox - wear and tear.

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I was wondering how well does the p238 equinox hold up to wear and tear.
Or any anotized p238 for that matter. Specially if you holster and un hoster it. Rubbing against your body, friction from moving parts ect.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:09 PM   #2
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Think of the anodizing on the frame as a hard, eggshell like layer over the softer underlying aluminum. Anodizing wears very well, being as it's a near diamond hard aluminum oxide layer grown using an electrolytic/acid process. Like that eggshell, especially at sharper edges, hard impact can ding it, but it should be very resistant to normal holster wear.
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Think of the anodizing on the frame as a hard, eggshell like layer over the softer underlying aluminum. Anodizing wears very well, being as it's a near diamond hard aluminum oxide layer grown using an electrolytic/acid process. Like that eggshell, especially at sharper edges, hard impact can ding it, but it should be very resistant to normal holster wear.
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Hoppes 9 bore cleaner

Would you use hoppes 9 bore ckeaner on anotixed p238 or a premium blend, or just lubricant? Any frog lube?

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Would you use hoppes 9 bore ckeaner on anotixed p238 or a premium blend, or just lubricant? Any frog lube?

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Any good quality petroleum or synthetic based lubricant should be just fine. The general rule is use oil for things that pivot or turn (trigger, hammer pins etc). Use grease on things that slide.

I use Super Lube synthetic grease and oil. Keeping it clean and lubed is doubtless more important than what brand you use.

The boutique "gun specific" lubes often claim all sorts of advantages along with relatively high prices for smallish quantities. Most are probably repackaged from other bulk lube products, sometimes with dye or odor added.

Most frogs are self-lubricating or lifetime lubed - no further lubrication necessary.
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Any good quality petroleum or synthetic based lubricant should be just fine. The general rule is use oil for things that pivot or turn (trigger, hammer pins etc). Use grease on things that slide.

I use Super Lube synthetic grease and oil. Keeping it clean and lubed is doubtless more important than what brand you use.

The boutique "gun specific" lubes often claim all sorts of advantages along with relatively high prices for smallish quantities. Most are probably repackaged from other bulk lube products, sometimes with dye or odor added.

Most frogs are self-lubricating or lifetime lubed - no further lubrication necessary.

Thanks Bumper you have really help me a lot!
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While any finish is going to wear from holstering- even stainless will scratch and wear- anodizing holds up better than most other finishes. My 238 is nitron coated, and has very little wear after 3 years of carrying, but I use a leather holster. I say that because what you holster it in will have more to do with wear than what finish is on it. Kydex is rigid, and tends to cause more finish wear. I think that's why you are starting to see hybrid kydex/leather holsters on the market.
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Nearly 1,000 rounds on my P938. The frame wear is as expected.

Worn daily in summer in a full kydex holster. It get holstered a few times daily.




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Side note, anodizing on aluminum is a bit different than other coatings. It's closer to dye than paint. The process involves the coating to seep into the oxide layer of the aluminum. You basically have to remove metal to remove it.
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Nearly 1,000 rounds on my P938. The frame wear is as expected.

Worn daily in summer in a full kydex holster. It get holstered a few times daily.




Awesome, i am sold. Thanks this was very helpful.
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Coatings of all types add a form of beauty (based on the opinion of the beholder), but will always be subject to wear (or fake, scratch, etc.) over time. My point is not let that stop you from purchasing one that excites you.
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