Hey guys ive been looking at p2ks where the finish looks great but slide releases have some type of rust colored discoloration. What is this
My old P30S had the finish wear off the safety lever. It wasn't rust, just finish wear. Never bothered me.The extractor, hammer, slide release, and some versions safety levers are made extremely hard and have a tough time holding on to the finish applied. The discoloration is normal, and is not rust.
Unless the slide release you were looking was indeed rusted; this is the most likely answer.
thats great! thanks for the tip. i replied to you in the other thread btwThere is a bluing touch-up pen from Birchwood Casey you can buy that works on all of the non-slide metal parts; won't adhere to the HE finish. My USP had some minor wear from holstering on the slide release and sights. They look brand new now and it doesn't wipe off!
The extractor on my USP Tactical has some slight discoloration. However, it's a well broken-in pistol.The USP's also do it. I think it's partially a hit and miss thing, but it is normal. My fathers USPC has the most blotchy purple extractor, hammer and wear on the slide release. The thing just keeps running.