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Sure You can. HK slides are somehow matted (like sand blasted) and wil polish in contact areas.
 

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Like Lukas said, contact areas will be polished and appear shiny. Medium blasting will restore it, deep scratches wont be so apparent after blasting either.
 

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This is my USPc .45, bought it used. It was a duty weapon, so it does have some wear marks. It's not polished, just scuffed a bit with some light scratches.

http://www.pnwzj.com/images/scuffmarks.JPG
Are you sure that your 45c is a factory stainless? The reason I ask is that the date and serial markings on a factory stainless slide are marked in a dark color and yours appear that they now blend in with the slide. I have had quite a few of my HK's hard chromed (Tripps) and when it comes back, the markings on the slide look just like yours does.
 

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Are you sure that your 45c is a factory stainless? The reason I ask is that the date and serial markings on a factory stainless slide are marked in a dark color and yours appear that they now blend in with the slide. I have had quite a few of my HK's hard chromed (Tripps) and when it comes back, the markings on the slide look just like yours does.
Yes, 100% it is a factory stainless. Just looks different because of the lighting.
 
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