Sig sauer 1911 22's Paint was worn away


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efeng9622
December 28, 2012, 11:29 PM
I bought my new Sig sauer 1911 22 about two years ago . I hardly shoot it, but now the paint of gun already a little was worn away. I donít know if it is the gunís quality problem and how I can repair it . I remember there is a kind of solvent in Dickís , but forgot the name and donít know if it can help . Normally I use Hoppeís to clear it and use Rem oil to lubricate, but donít know if which solvent can injury the paint.

Thank you for your opinion.

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smalls
December 28, 2012, 11:44 PM
Finishes wear over time. Where specifically is it wearing?

9mmepiphany
December 29, 2012, 01:13 AM
A picture would also give us a better idea of what we're talking about

Fishbed77
December 29, 2012, 04:53 AM
The finish on the .22LR Sig Sauer (GSG 1911) is just paint (since potmetal can't be blued), so it's not going to be all that durable.

efeng9622
December 29, 2012, 10:22 AM
Please see attached pictures . Two yellow arrows indicate paint already were worn. Thanks!

2wheels
December 29, 2012, 10:39 AM
Yeah, they've got a cheap "finish" on the Sig/GSG .22LR 1911s.

It's not a big deal to me, since it's a range toy and it doesn't get abused anyways.

F-111 John
December 29, 2012, 10:42 AM
Black Sharpie.

eldon519
December 29, 2012, 10:46 AM
You might be able to strip the old paint off and Cerakote it, but I really wouldn't worry much about it for .22 range toy. Do you use it with a holster by chance? A holster will likely accelerate finish wear, especially if it is just painted.

efeng9622
December 29, 2012, 02:03 PM
I almost never use holster. thanks!

9mmepiphany
December 29, 2012, 04:14 PM
That looks like pretty normal wear to me. I don't think I have any handguns without wear like that...maybe the Melonite ones...it is common high point wear. Bluing wears the same way

It is commonly from placing the gun down or picking it up at an angle

smalls
December 29, 2012, 06:44 PM
I almost never use holster

That doesn't even look like that many draws. Like I said, finish wear us completely normal, and should be expected. That's barely any wear at all.

They don't stay new and shiny forever!

Remllez
December 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
I agree with the guy that said its pretty normal wear...from holster carrying. Your cleaning product didn't do that, its wear from leather. Blued guns get high surface wear very similar to yours. No cause for concern. Bringing it to the range in a rug and putting it up clean right after will slow the wear down some.

Good luck!

efeng9622
December 30, 2012, 07:38 PM
OK, now I understand it is pretty normal wear . I will do nothing for it or just
use gun blue pen or solvent but don't know it can help a little or not.
maybe just do nothing. You are right. it don't stay new. I just think it is a used
gun already. Thanks all of you.

F-111 John
December 30, 2012, 09:18 PM
I may be wrong, but I don't think a gun blue pen will work on a non-steel slide. I was under the impression that the 1911-22's slide was either aluminum or a zinc alloy.

efeng9622
December 30, 2012, 09:58 PM
I am surprise it is non-ferrous metals, but how I can verify it is aluminum or a zinc alloy? call Sig customer service?

F-111 John
December 30, 2012, 10:45 PM
Magnet?

Fremmer
December 31, 2012, 11:35 AM
That's normal wear or handling

BP Hunter
December 31, 2012, 02:43 PM
You should see my Taurus PT1911. I bought it blued but now it looks like it has vitiligo - patches of white stainless steel showing.

efeng9622
January 1, 2013, 12:35 PM
I checked online and got some information as follows,

"Made in Germany, the blow-back operated SIG 1911-22 is an all metal pistol, except for its wood grips. The barrel, barrel bushing, hammer, slide stop and most internal parts are steel, while the slide, frame, thumb safety, grip safety, trigger and magazine are made of an unspecified, non-ferrous metal (probably aluminum alloy). The metal finish is a dull, matte black."

I think I can do to nothing to aluminum alloy.

F-111 John
January 1, 2013, 01:29 PM
Again, black Sharpie. Or you can try to find some matching automobile touch-up paint. Or my personal favorite: Don't worry about it.

efeng9622
January 1, 2013, 02:43 PM
I will do nothing before it becomes almost was worn away, or I find a good solvent or paint can put on aluminum alloy late. I think manufacture should make it since they have this kind of produces.

HisSoldier
January 1, 2013, 06:52 PM
(probably aluminum alloy).

According to Gun Digest the material is a zinc alloy, in other words junk metal or pot metal.

If everyone would stop buying pot metal guns big names like Sig would stop putting their names on them.

Humble RIA sells a 1911 .22 that is made of real steel alloy, 4140. These guns will be around long after pot metal guns are all tossed away.

Well, I screwed up! Apparently the article in Gun digest was about a different brand, the Sig may indeed be aluminum alloy. But to me that is just another slightly better form of pot metal.

skeptical_in_Ohio
February 11, 2013, 04:13 PM
According to Gun Digest the material is a zinc alloy, in other words junk metal or pot metal.

If everyone would stop buying pot metal guns big names like Sig would stop putting their names on them.

Humble RIA sells a 1911 .22 that is made of real steel alloy, 4140. These guns will be around long after pot metal guns are all tossed away.

Well, I screwed up! Apparently the article in Gun digest was about a different brand, the Sig may indeed be aluminum alloy. But to me that is just another slightly better form of pot metal.
From what I have been reading, Sig/GSG (from everything I can find Sig makes some small changes to the GSG and sells it as a Sig) has an aluminum slide and a Zamak frame.

Here's the Sig 1911-22 owners' manual (http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/CmsContent/documents/1911_22LRMiniManual_1911088HR.pdf) (page 52) which describes the frame material as "diecast" and the slide as "aluminum".

Here's a review of the GSG 1911-22 from Gun Digest (http://www.gundigest.com/firearm-gun-reviews/gsg-1911-a-great-22-pistol), which again describes the slide as "aluminum" and the frame as "cast Zinc #Z410 (Zamak)".

I've an SR22 that has an aluminum slide and it hasn't given problems over roughly 1000 rounds.

efeng9622
February 12, 2013, 12:39 PM
Yes, I checked manual Page 52 . If the slide is made by aluminum, I can do nothing about it. Thank you for letting us know.

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 01:05 PM
If it is indeed aluminum/alloy, you can use Aluminum Black. Great stuff.

http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/p_167004170_1.jpg

efeng9622
February 12, 2013, 10:09 PM
If this finish can be used just in worn away area and no need to remove all old finish before using. I can try it. If I need to remove all finish first, I don’t want to use it now .because I feel that worn is not too bad.
Thank you for posting this.

Certaindeaf
February 13, 2013, 12:03 AM
Yea, that's for touch up. Dab some on there with a Q-tip and it's perfect, if it's aluminum.

efeng9622
February 21, 2013, 10:50 AM
Certaindeaf,
Do you know this black can be used for other metal slide gun?
I have a S & W 915 and the slide also was worn away, I just want to know.

Thanks!

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