Pitted slide

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Mepperson, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Mepperson

    Mepperson New Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    I purchased my P3AT only slightly used and the slide is pitted. Other than buying a new slide, is there a way to fix it cosmetically? It doesn't hurt the functioning of the pistol, but I would like for it to look better. Any ideas?
  2. jpaul

    jpaul Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    Personally I would stone and polish to get rid of the pits and then have it plated.

  3. Mepperson

    Mepperson New Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    What is stone and polish?
  4. meloxicam

    meloxicam New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Here is a link to my similar questions.


    Brownells Oxpho paste seems to be good for small areas and completes. Very easy to use from my understanding.


    Application video

    Jack Fuselier does nickle plating, but is a couple months out on taking new jobs. I contacted him earlier this week via email.


  5. Mepperson

    Mepperson New Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Thanks for the detailed info. Although I'd like to get my gun looking better, it doesn't sound like a job I want to tackle. It's impressive what some of you guys have the patience to do. I may research people that do this kind of thing and contract out any work that needs to be done when it bothers me enough to spend some more money. Thanks for the help, it was very interesting.