Is there a way to keep fingerprints off your 1911? [Archive] - Glock Talk


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08-16-2012, 22:24
So i was wondering but i noticed ive became kinda OCD... When i look at my blued colt all i see is fingerprints alll over it... If i wipe it down and it looks nice and new again and by accident touch it BAM fingerprint lol... Do they make something or only works if you don't TOUCH it lol... Even you put it in the holster it likes to show markings on the inside and you have to wipe it again to look new again...

08-16-2012, 23:11

08-16-2012, 23:23

Put in the safe and never touch it again.


Shoot the hell out of it, holster it until it shows some nice wear and even drop it in the dirt for good measure.

08-16-2012, 23:32
I see some people are a weeee bit to serious lol... Was just curious its all good...

08-17-2012, 02:16


08-17-2012, 05:13
Hard chrome it.

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08-17-2012, 06:11
It happens. I know an old man who has a beautiful S&W in 32 Long. He wipes it down every time he takes it out of the case.

08-17-2012, 07:05
That's great! :rofl:

08-17-2012, 07:05
Hard chrome it.

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08-17-2012, 07:12
The first 1911 I bought always looked smudged up. I hated it. I sold it. Now most of my guns are stainless.

I find myself wiping my SW41 and my Beretta 89 a lot.
That pretty blueing shows everything.

ca survivor
08-17-2012, 10:18
use it and wipe it down if you are going to put it away, enjoy it.

08-17-2012, 10:35
Yes. Give it an matte electro nickel finish. Stainless doesnt show prints well.

or..........treat it like a gun and shoot it.

08-17-2012, 10:50

08-17-2012, 10:59
This is better looking...

...than this...

08-17-2012, 18:40



Shocking. :supergrin:

08-18-2012, 06:26
Renaissance wax is way better than oil on a blued finish. Fingerprints don't show and I've found that powder residue comes off easily. You can buy it at Woodcrafters or online: Renaissance Wax 200ml: Home & Kitchen@@AMEPARAM@@

08-18-2012, 07:49
start carrying won't notice the fingerprints anymore...

08-18-2012, 18:29
Hard chrome it.

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True, you don't see fingerprints on hard chrome very easily.

Jim S.
08-18-2012, 18:37
I agree with R*E, only I was going to suggest an automotive wax such as Carnuba.
No cleaners, just pure wax.
Makes a blued gun look great and your paw prints will not be a problem.

08-19-2012, 02:20

08-19-2012, 09:44

Thats funny!.......:rofl::rofl:

08-19-2012, 10:24
I cant wait to get marks on my slide from hoslters, tools, brass, rain, grit and such.. Its character.

08-19-2012, 11:30
When I was a kid I knew a guy who had a chrome plated bicycle that he polished to a mirror finish. He was fanatical about keeping it clean and avoiding scratches.

His solution was to cover the ENTIRE bike with black electrical tape to protect the mirror finish. I'm not kidding.

The irony is that he was as happy as a clam once he did that.

Give it a go on your pistol.

CA Escapee
08-19-2012, 12:49
Shoot your friend's 1911.


08-19-2012, 16:00
start carrying won't notice the fingerprints anymore...

Holster wear on a 1911 is sexxxxxxxxy. :supergrin:

08-20-2012, 07:15
My Taurus 1911 has had a light taken on and off the rail so much you can tell exactly where it contacts the front of the trigger guard. The edges are worn smooth and shiny. I think it shows you actually get out and do ****.......but, a dirty gun? That just shoes you're lazy. Remember, there's a difference between worn in and not maintained.

I love the look and would never re-blue her....or any pistol for that matter. Unless it was a show gun, then I would be even rougher on the finish. :thumbsup: