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Old 08-13-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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P226 supermatch rust or ?????

Hello guys , today i saw a few black spots at my p226 ..all in the same position of the gun..try to take them off with hoppe's oil but they are still there..i dont know if this is rust or something else so i want your opinion about what is this and what i have to do ...
I always clean my gun inside and outside with good oil and keep it inside factory case ..
Is this rust ? Somebody told me to use pencil eraser and clp oil and rust will gone but i dont know ....tell.me plz
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Old 08-13-2020, 12:59 PM   #2
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I don't think it's rust. Just shoot the darn thing.
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Sorry, I cant tell what the marks are from the photograph. Maybe get a closer picture with higher resolution. My Supermatch does not show marks like this even after all of the rounds I have fired, so I am uncertain what to tell you at this point.
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I fired 6000 rounds throught it and runs great without problems. In my local gun store they said to me to stop clean with oil the outside side of the gun .. is that true ???

This picture is with better resolution . If this is not rust what else it can be ???? The black spots is totally 7 and it is all like this ..do i have to worry about ???
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Your gun store lied to you. It is important to go over the outside of the gun with a very LIGHT coating of CLP (clean, lubricate, protect) oil to protect the finish so it does not rust.
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Hello guys , today i saw a few black spots at my p226 ..all in the same position of the gun..try to take them off with hoppe's oil but they are still there..i dont know if this is rust or something else so i want your opinion about what is this and what i have to do ...
I always clean my gun inside and outside with good oil and keep it inside factory case ..
Is this rust ? Somebody told me to use pencil eraser and clp oil and rust will gone but i dont know ....tell.me plz
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I fired 6000 rounds throught it and runs great without problems. In my local gun store they said to me to stop clean with oil the outside side of the gun .. is that true ???

This picture is with better resolution . If this is not rust what else it can be ???? The black spots is totally 7 and it is all like this ..do i have to worry about ???
Mandas, remember stainless is "Rust Resistant", not "Rust Proof". Corrosion can actually "stain" it contrary to it's "name"! Normally it appears as black "flecking". A pencil eraser is a mild abrasive, and even though it will remove the stain, it will also "polish" the finish in that spot. A good rust preventative oil will neutralize the staining, and prevent further, but not remove it.

Most stainless Sigs have a glass bead blasted "matte" finish. That would be the best method to remove the flecks, and maintain the same outward appearance.
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Mandas, remember stainless is "Rust Resistant", not "Rust Proof". Corrosion can actually "stain" it contrary to it's "name"! Normally it appears as black "flecking". A pencil eraser is a mild abrasive, and even though it will remove the stain, it will also "polish" the finish in that spot. A good rust preventative oil will neutralize the staining, and prevent further, but not remove it.

Most stainless Sigs have a glass bead blasted "matte" finish. That would be the best method to remove the flecks, and maintain the same outward appearance.

Couldn't be said better!

Those who say that theirs doesn't rust, have a good look at the checkering on the front of the frame between the grips.
I am not sure if it's the salt from sweating while holding it, or the moisture from putting the gun away while it's still hot, but there is also some corrosion which is easy to miss, and which is difficult to remove due to the checkering.

You might make sure to apply some preventative oil there as well, not only on the slide.
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Hello guys , today i saw a few black spots at my p226 ..all in the same position of the gun..try to take them off with hoppe's oil but they are still there..i dont know if this is rust or something else so i want your opinion about what is this and what i have to do ...
I always clean my gun inside and outside with good oil and keep it inside factory case ..
Is this rust ? Somebody told me to use pencil eraser and clp oil and rust will gone but i dont know ....tell.me plz
Put away the magnifying glass and shoot the darn thing. Enjoy it.
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Living here in Ga rust is a constant problem. All of my guns except my 629 Smith have shiny finish spots on them from carrying in the rain while hunting or scouting In hot weather. I kinda think the finish wear is cool but I do know some really freak over it. There's lots of safe gueens out there cause of this issue!!
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I noticed similar spots on my gun in the slide serrations yesterday. Those turned out to be just dirt/sweat.
I noticed some other spots today under the beavertail, which I assume are the same.

Another possibility could be grease/carbon stains.

Me, I stopped worrying about little spots like this back when I changed the front sight on my Allround and scratched the slide. Of course, it bothered me at first but as time went on and I continued using my pistol, it got a mark here and a scratch there and eventually I just let it go and focused more on how it performs.
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I think a little fly pooped on your beavertail.
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