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I purchased a used P224 and it has a hydrodip graphic that I would like to remove, and I was wondering what chemicals were safe for the slide. I was thinking Citristrip, or acetone but I didn't want to ruin the finish of the slide.

 
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Have you tried 99% isopropyl alcohol? It'll take graphics off of cars, it couldn't hurt to see if it'll take your hydro dip off.


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Have you tried 99% isopropyl alcohol? It'll take graphics off of cars, it couldn't hurt to see if it'll take your hydro dip off.


I did try rubbing alcohol but it didn't have any effect on it. Brake cleaner might be an option? I'm just afraid of messing up the nitride coating.
 
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I try to avoid giving advice about almost everything, and therefore this isn’t.
I would be astonished if any common solvents capable of removing the coating would affect the Nitron finish of the slide in the slightest. Nitron is a very tough and durable finish and I don’t know how any chemical that didn’t attack the metal itself would harm the finish.

But that’s not advice or a recommendation.




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Jasco.

Works on paint on Argentine P35s.


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I don't know for sure.

But I have removed paint from a rifle using dot3 brake fluid.
No harm to the original bluing.

I would try dot3 to remove the clear coat then acetone for the ink.

Good luck.
 
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I don't know for sure.

But I have removed paint from a rifle using dot3 brake fluid.
No harm to the original bluing.

I would try dot3 to remove the clear coat then acetone for the ink.

Good luck.


I'm not sure if its clear coated. The graphic has worn off in some spots and exposed the oem finish, and I don't see any chips or anything near the edges like what would happen with clear coat. I'm trying citristrip right now because that worked really well on my 80s honda motorcycle valve cover in removing the clear coat from that, where klean strip did nothing. But so far, citristrip is not working. I'm going to let it sit overnight.

That's a good ide about the dot 3, I'm going to try that next. That seems less abrasive than harsher chemicals like brake cleaner or acetone.

And George43, thanks for the suggestion as well. I'm going to look into that if all else fails. Something's bound to work!
 
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Can't help with your original Q. However, have a suggestion and/or fallback position.

I like bead blasted SS slides on my Sigs. Currently, I have five that were done by Sig. They look much better in person than in pictures. If you don't want to mess around with the slide, just send it to Sig for bead blasting (or Nitron). If you mess up the slide trying to remedy the graphics, same thing.

Checked the Sig site and couldn't find a price sheet. Seems you have to phone CS. PITA. Good luck.


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Can't help with your original Q. However, have a suggestion and/or fallback position.

I like bead blasted SS slides on my Sigs. Currently, I have five that were done by Sig. They look much better in person than in pictures. If you don't want to mess around with the slide, just send it to Sig for bead blasting (or Nitron). If you mess up the slide trying to remedy the graphics, same thing.

Checked the Sig site and couldn't find a price sheet. Seems you have to phone CS. PITA. Good luck.


Yeah, my fallback was if I couldn't get it off, or messed up the finish I could have the slide and controls nickel plated. I saw it would be like 200 bucks. I'm trying klean strip now, citristrip did nothing. If that doesn't work I'll try dot3 brake fluid, and if that doesn't work, I don't know lol... maybe soak in acetone.
 
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Well, nothing so far has worked. This is the most durable paint I have ever seen in my life. Anyone have any other ideas?
 
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Well, nothing so far has worked. This is the most durable paint I have ever seen in my life. Anyone have any other ideas?


Brake cleaner?

Actual paint stripper?

I don't think those would affect Nitron, or any non-paint/coating gun finishes, but I make you no promises.




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did you try JASCO?


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did you try JASCO?


Yes, I bought some at home depot today and it didn't work either. I've tried jasco, premium klean strip, citristrip, acetone, alcohol, brake cleaner, brake fluid... The plus side is, nothing has messed up the nitron.
 
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Try Methyl Ethyl Ketone (Butanone), outdoors.
 
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Try Methyl Ethyl Ketone (Butanone), outdoors.


That's not easy to get a hold of here in NY.

https://www.grainger.com/produ...anone-78-93-3-49E845

Is this it?
 
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https://www.grainger.com/produ...anone-78-93-3-49E845

Is this it?

Yes.
 
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https://www.grainger.com/produ...anone-78-93-3-49E845

Is this it?


My father in law has some pre-ban paint stripper that I'm going to try. Apparently around 2017 they banned the main ingredient because a couple people used it in unventilated areas and died. Maybe that's why none of these strippers are working.
Yes.
 
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Soda Blast?


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If it looks like baby poop and you have to use it outside is the one you want.
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Methylene Chloride is usually good for what ails you. Stuffs not cheap.

Honestly with all the stuff you have tried so far your getting into what it would have cost to just send the slide off to CCR and have it redone.
 
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