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      Quote Originally Posted by paine View Post
      hey thanks alot man, I'll go get some tomorrow and give it a try, hope it works. Ever seen any werid discolorations like these.... seems odd seeing as how tuff the QPQ is supose to be. oh and good job on the videos of the tear down of the P99. thanks again. I'll let you know if it works.
      No problem. I would not advicate doing anything that I would not do myself. Tennifer is very tuff, the problem is that it is silver gray, which tends to show discoloration and residue much more than a darker color. That is why Walther and Glock over coat it in black. I also think that is why the QPQ and Ti Coated is no longer produced.

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      The Flitz did take it off, but it also shined up the area where it was used. That was expected, I guess I should just use a light polish and shine the enitre slide. Thanks alot for your info.

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      Quote Originally Posted by paine View Post
      The Flitz did take it off, but it also shined up the area where it was used. That was expected, I guess I should just use a light polish and shine the enitre slide. Thanks alot for your info.
      If U do that - show us what it looks like after

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      you dont think that will hurt the finish do ya?

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      Quote Originally Posted by paine View Post
      you dont think that will hurt the finish do ya?
      Did not hurt mine at all. After I tried the Flitz on mine to see what would happen, I saw a few specks here and there. I did the whole slide yesterday. I did not change the look of the finish at all, it just looks very clean now.

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      The properties of the QPQ finish will not be "altered" at any time with any polish.....though it might be a tap lighter in appearance, but that is the most it will do...
      The quench/polish/quench process makes the slide almost like Steinles steel... also the Tenifer will not be lost when using any sort of polish
      no harm done at all..... finish the slide with it and look at it as it got a home made "refinish"

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      In before shipwreck says..........."Why dont you just hard-chrome it".

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      Quote Originally Posted by rogue007 View Post
      In before shipwreck says..........."Why dont you just hard-chrome it".
      yeppers....


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      Quote Originally Posted by uncut View Post
      The properties of the QPQ finish will not be "altered" at any time with any polish.....though it might be a tap lighter in appearance, but that is the most it will do...
      The quench/polish/quench process makes the slide almost like Steinles steel... also the Tenifer will not be lost when using any sort of polish
      no harm done at all..... finish the slide with it and look at it as it got a home made "refinish"
      Thanks for the info.. And ya I think I'll just polish the rest of the slide.

      I like the look of the QPQ finish and will just stick with that, I dont want to cover up all the markings with any over coatings. thanks again for the info, very helpfull forum.

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      I am sorry.... but hardchroming of a QPQ would be about as usefull as hardchroming a SS slide

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      Quote Originally Posted by uncut View Post
      I am sorry.... but hardchroming of a QPQ would be about as usefull as hardchroming a SS slide
      +1 Very True.

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      When I purchased my new P99 in 2002, the slide had an area of discoloration close to the frame. I later called S&W and the tech told me some of the Walther slides had that problem. He said it could be repaired, but the wait was long. I decided to try Flitz and Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish. I don't know anything about metal finishes, but polishing did lighten the slide. Did I hurt the trade-in dollar value? I don't know. I like the look and she's still as accurate as ever. And yes, it did remove the stain after a lot of rubbing. Here's a photo:

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      Well I don't know the technical terms of all the finishing stuff... but
      -tenifer is "inside" the metal..... which no matter how much you polish will not be lost or not go away when the blueing is gone due to holsterwear and so forth....
      -QPQ is a treatment of the Metal that also is on the "inside" or maybe better said is not a surface treatment..... the slide is emersed into a chemical bath which might be a Saltbath of some sort then polished or ground then emersed in the bath again.....
      this will give it properties almost like SS as far as the finish and inhibits rust but it will have the strength of the hardened steel used for the slide.....
      this process is timeconsuming and more expensive than just the hardening of the steel and then the blueing... which might be the reason that Walther replaced it with the "Ti" finish.... and then droped that due to reasons we all know

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      Quote Originally Posted by SigZagger View Post
      Very nice in deed.

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      that one looks good, who care about trade in value.... why would you want to get rid of it?? ha. once again thanks for the info everyone, and the Flitz took the mark right off.

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