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Old 04-14-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Sig P6 Rust

Just got this gun for cheap, what should i do about the rust/slide wear?


















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Old 04-14-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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I would send the pistol to be refinished. Look for a place that does Cerekote and choose the color or finish that you would like to have on your pistol.

Refinishing will make it look like new.
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Thats the problem with the older German guns with the welded carbon slides and weaker finishs. Not to take away from the older guns there a good defence pistols ,just not as strong or rust proof as the new Nitron by Ionbond or one piecestainless slides of the newer NH Exeter pistols. Get it bead blasted and Dura- coated or brownnells finish or the finish mentioned. Then change out your springs and lube the rails good and proof-fire it& use it for a shooter or defence. Rather go through the expence it is more cost effective to get a SP2022 and have a pistol rust proof &stronger and over 400,000 service life if cared for. Given the P6 or choice of a Sp2022 I go the latter everytime. Alot of P6,s were replaced by the newer Sp2022's in goverment services in Europe.

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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Real Good issue:

Spend to get it cleaned up, overhauled and refinished?
Leave it alone, clean it up best you can and keep shooting it.
Or sell it/trade it on a newer model?

Easier decision until you "bond" with it and forget about common sense and finances...like a car, no matter how much you spend on it, at some point you may not get your money back if you want to trade/sell it.

Of course, get it refinished the way YOU want it to look and it's your custom gun for as long as you own it.

if you got a smokin deal ...you may even make some $$$$$ on a resale towards a newer, better looking Sig.

Or enjoy it for it's own character and know if it gets a little dirtier, it won't drive you crazy.

Since nobody else's asked: How's it shoot?
You can always contact Sig and send it in for a spring/trigger overhaul.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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send it to Robar for NP3 or electroless nickel
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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I'd suggest that you invest the time and $ in a good refinish such as Cerakote, perhaps Robar. I've had XLNT experience with both, but the most recent is another Cerakote piece, as in my P245 which I just got back a week ago. Your P6 is a nice weapon and worth the bucks to bring it up to speed. Ad some grips and it only gets better.

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If you don't want to put any money into it, try a Caseys Blueing Kit. I think they run about $15.00. If for nothing else, it should get the rust off.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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i got it for 300 bucks, pretty good deal i think. I was told of a place in my state that will teflon coat just the slide for 55 bucks total including shipping. The frame on my gun is in better condition than the slide so i probably wouldn't have it done, plus it cost more. anyone have an opinion on teflon coating or pics of what it looks like on a gun?

The website had a couple pics but mostly rifle stocks.

http://blackicecoatings.com/gallery.html

It wouldn't bother me to put 50 bucks into it.

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:09 AM   #9
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Agree; prime refinishing candidate. There are some really cool, very durable finishes that come in a variety of colors, even SS looking. Check 'em out. For the price you paid, you can put a deluxe finish on it, have a terrific looking pistol, no more rust problems and still at a good price...
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I'd send it to Birdsong...
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:36 AM   #11
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Refinising

Take a look at this link....Cerakote Gun finishes | Gun coating | North West Ceramic Coatings

It is North West Ceramic coatings and they did a great job on a pistol that had not been shot much, but the finish was almost totally worn. They did excellent work. Just a suggestion to give you some options, and good luck getting the Sig refinished.
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If it were me I'd blast it and GunKote it, but then again I have all the stuff to do that with.

If I paid someone to do it I would go with something other than GunKote.

Take a look at Customized Creationz. Todd is a Sig armorer and does excellent refinishing work, using CeraKote.

Then there is Cummings Custom Refinishing in TN. Brad does excellent work as well, using CeraHide which is a proprietary ceramic finish only he uses. It is much like and likely made by CeraKote.
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If you want to send it in, we just had a tax day special $100 for a complete inspection and refinish in up to two colors.

Just shoot me an email.

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If you want to send it in, we just had a tax day special $100 for a complete inspection and refinish in up to two colors.

Just shoot me an email.

Todd
does that include disassemble reassemble and return shipping? And you take the sights off and reinstall them after?
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That includes complete prep and function testing. Return shipping is $35 plus $1 per $100 insurance coverage wanted.

Normal refinishing price is $165. So your saving $65.

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