Leather dye in unfinished stainless

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Leather dye in unfinished stainless

Postby Nathan » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:15 pm

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I spent the day carrying the new Commander in a well worn Alessi CQC/S holster and ended up looking like I was drawing on it with a Sharpie. Rubbing it hard with my thumb would eventually rub it off, but then it continued to happen. Is there an easy fix to keeping dye from the unpolished areas?
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Re: Leather dye in unfinished stainless

Postby Hand and Steel » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:47 am

Even with natural leather with no dye, the leather fibers will get into the pores of matte or parkerized metal. I used to carry with natural leather holsters, and I would end up with a black/tan pattern on the slide of the Arcus I was carrying at the end of the day. The only pistol I've carried which was never really prone to this is my polished blue Makarov.
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Re: Leather dye in unfinished stainless

Postby MisterB » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:04 am

This stuff should make cleaning it much easier than spit on your finger. Plus, who knows. Maybe it will condition the surface a bit so it doesn't stain as easily

http://www.flitz.com/gun-rifle-pistol-m ... h-cleaner/

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Re: Leather dye in unfinished stainless

Postby Nathan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:05 am

Thanks guys. It doesn't happen on the polished areas and I just wanted to get ahead of it to prevent any permanent markings.
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Re: Leather dye in unfinished stainless

Postby samuelrp » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:37 pm

Happens on my Springfield loaded champion too.
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