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I just did the "Turned Up Dust Cover Fix
I first used a feeler gauge set to determine what needed to be to be straight which on my 17L was .040", I stacked a few gauges with brass being on the slide side to not scratch it & then slipped a .006" between them to add a bit more as it will tend to spring back once removed.
I then heated the frame slowly & carefully with a Vidal Sasoon 1875 watt hair dryer & let it cool & then heated again, then with the gauges still in place placed the pistol in the freezer in a freezer zip lock bag for 15-20 minutes..
Came out looking as good as any Non-Turned Up Dustcover Glock I've ever seen..
My frame was rubbing the slide & wanted it straight for looks too..

I've read were many folks have dipped the tip of the frame in boiling water but was looking for a way of doing the fix without the possibility of damage or unevenness..

I figured the way I did it I couldn't bend the frame too much or cause it to be crooked & the feeler gauges worked most excellently..
Gary/Headknocker

Turned Up Dust Cover Fix w/ Feeler Gauges & Hair Dryer


BEFORE W/ Turned Up Dust Cover

Turned Up Dustcover Fixed 2nd Gen G17L
 

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I don't have a Vidal Sassoon hair dryer...... I shave my head. So, I guess I'm out of luck.
Me either, Ted. Don't need to shave my head! LOL
 

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The only issue was the polymer frame was rubbing the slide & leaving marks on it..
It could have been slowing the slides speed down but of course the pistol functions 100%..
I still need to pick up a new recoil rod assembly & striker spring..

It was an easy fix & took about 5 minutes of time..
i don't think i've ever seen a glock where the slide didn't rub the frame. mine both do.
 

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Fix = something was wrong to begin with.
Doing a bunch of stuff to a pistol that functions 100% = not fixing.

If you just like to tinker AND you don't plan to trust your life to this pistol then have a ball. Otherwise, I'm not sure what your goal is.
 

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I would be curious to see what that does to the polymer at a molecular level. With steel, heating it and cooling it quickly will make it stronger. I'd bet that doing that to plastic does the exact opposite.
 

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It's just a dust cover & now it's not rubbing the slide plus looks better too..
Also I didn't melt the polymer just heated it up & then cooled it afterwards..
I haven't shot it yet but I'd bet 100% function as really nothing has changed except the gap..

You all enjoy!! I hope you've had a better week than I have..
Next Thursdays my 45th Birthday!! Hmmm a 45acp maybe?? HaHa!!
 

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I've heard about people doing this... and also the boiling water version...

The problem is that as soon as you start shooting the gun again, it will resume the previous shape...
 

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It's just a dust cover & now it's not rubbing the slide plus looks better too..
Also I didn't melt the polymer just heated it up & then cooled it afterwards..
I haven't shot it yet but I'd bet 100% function as really nothing has changed except the gap..

You all enjoy!! I hope you've had a better week than I have..
Next Thursdays my 45th Birthday!! Hmmm a 45acp maybe?? HaHa!!
Happy early Birthday. I say go for the ACP!
 
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