[quote name='Jester'][quote name='guinea'][quote name='tigs40cal'][quote name='45guy']A Media Blast takes care of all the little warning labels.
Bingo , problem solved :wink:[/quote]
Yeah, but it will also blast off the Melonite finish and give the pistol a completely different look (that being 2 tone). And even though the slide IS stainless, it still can rust. Having the Melonite removed increases the chance of rust. Thats why (for now) I have decided to just live with the ugly little gold colored disclaimer on the right side of my slide.
Eventually I am going to get the slide refinished by CCR Refinishing. They offer an excellent black finish called the CCR Select Series. I had them do a Berreta 92F awhile back. Their service was polite, quick and turn around time was less than 2 weeks.
It doesn't take the melonite off, Please do your research before stating things you don't know about.
Its a 2 part process, one is the metal treatment, and the second is the coating.[/quote]
Ok, so you're saying that having the black finish removed does NOT increase the chance of rust at all? Thats the point I was trying to make. And if removing the black finish does indeed increase the chance of rust, then I do know what I am talking about.
Besides, a CS rep at S&W (and this is awhile back) informed me that the black finish is Melonite. So one should assume that removing the black (the Melonite) finish is leaving the stainless steel raw, correct? So my "research" as you call it was info I obtained from the gun manufacture. Should I not trust in them now?
Maybe you should put a call into S&W's customer service and them them that "they do not know what they are talking about" as well. Thanks.
The black coloring is NOT the melonite. The black is only a coloring, which can be removed, leaving the melonite treatment intact. I'm not an expert on the "media treatment", but I believe it involves blasting the metal, removing the black and the melonite, then the metal is coated in nickle. I believe the nickle coating also serves as a protectant to the steel.