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I just recently purchased a new baby glock and upon inspection I found a small finish marr and I was wondering if any of you have any experience with a touch up like the birchwood casey touch up pen? Any help is appreciated
 

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I say leave it. Makes it unique, especially if you ever need to identify it.
 

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Yeah, it's a tool. I used to be worried about every little scratch etc. as well but you'll get over it. LOL
 

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I just recently purchased a new baby glock and upon inspection I found a small finish marr and I was wondering if any of you have any experience with a touch up like the birchwood casey touch up pen? Any help is appreciated
does your new glock have the new matt grey "parkerized" type finish? if so, that one receives scratches if a gust of wind hits it lol. glossy black, and glossy grey ones are tougher. glock has been mixing and matching finishes recently for some reason.

either way, i would just leave it. it's the tenifer metal treatment underneath that keeps the steel from rusting anyway. :)
 

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Yes it does have the new matt grey finished so yes im starting to notice the wind factor lol....and to everyone thanks for the replies Im just going to let the battle scars add up. Like everyone says its a tool and I agree so let the wear begin
 

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One of my Glocks has the matt finish, and I originally didn't like it. It doesn't look as nice as the shiny black...

I have since found that the matt finish is a lot easier to grab on to. The shiny black finish seems to be more slippery when I rack the slide... some times my fingers start to slip on the shiny surface.
 

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I agree with you at first when I picked it up from my dealer I was like whats this grey stuff lol, because Im so use to the old black finish on my 19 and 23, but now im actually coming around to it because of the ease of racking the slide as mentioned.
 

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At the Glock Armorer's Course I just attended last month we were told by Glock that they no longer use the tennifer treatment on any Glocks manufactured in the last two years. We were assured that the new Nitrading finish should be just as hard as the Tennifer was.
My experiences with newer Gen 3s & Gen 4s as Armorer are that the newer ones scratch much easier and may be more prone to rusting. My advice is to refinish slides and barrels with aftermarket tough finishes like NP3.
 

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At the Glock Armorer's Course I just attended last month we were told by Glock that they no longer use the tennifer treatment on any Glocks manufactured in the last two years. We were assured that the new Nitrading finish should be just as hard as the Tennifer was.
My experiences with newer Gen 3s & Gen 4s as Armorer are that the newer ones scratch much easier and may be more prone to rusting. My advice is to refinish slides and barrels with aftermarket tough finishes like NP3.
Glock's original Tenifer coating hasn't been used in the United States for quite a while... It has been replaced with another hardening process that is less toxic... Don't confuse the Tenifer process with the external coating you see on the slide... The old shiny black and new flat black coating on Glock slides is not part of the hardening/Tenifer process. I like the flat black coating better because it isn't as slippery as the shiny surface... Unfortunately it also seems to be less durable.

Welcome to the Glock.pro forums...

Always nice to see another Glock Certified Armorer sign up!
 

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Leave the scratch be rather than fool with it using birchwood casey cold blueing touch up pen. The shade will probably not match, and the material inside the inexpesive pen will not hold up anyway. Sorry bout your scratch, but don't make a bad situation worse.
 
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