|02-23-2002, 06:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2002
What is the word on the durability of SIG's Nitron finish? Is it similar to any other finish I might be familiar with? Do we know of it's chemical make-up or application process?
|03-15-2002, 05:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Relative purchased a new 229 with Nitron finish. Placed it im my safe until he was well enough to use it (it was new and unused). After 6 weeks the slide was covered in a bright orange rust - with some pitting.
It was next to other guns in the safe, including other SIGs with Nitron finishes.
It was returned to SIG for refinishing. The gist of what they said is that Nitron is for cosmetic purposes only, it provides no corrosion protection AND in certain circumstances (if not applied correctly) can actually promote rusting (as in this case).
Gun has been OK since refinishing. SIG customer service was good - polite, eager to help, and quick turnaround.
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