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Hi everyone
Just thinking about picking up the KG USP 40 and wanted to share the condition of the slide.
Is it me or does it look a little oxidized?
I don’t want to change the matt finish but I would like to clean up the look
 

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The pic looks to me like the slide is mottled. Perhaps sat in a holster for a while. I would use a gentle metal polish ie Flitz, etc. and see how it cleans up.
 

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I agree with @Condition0 although I'd be very judicious about using the Flitz. The KG date code is unique among stainless slides in that it's darker/much more matte than other years. What you are showing looks like it's seen some life. That said, it still looks cool and I would not mess with it. If you really don't like it, just find another SS USP with a finish you are happy with.
 

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Yeah I have heard Flitz can mess with the finish..But not sure if that happens from just a little bit of use or not. Best to use caution, you really don't want to mess up that matte look that is exclusive to only KG date codes.
 

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I wouldn't mess with it beyond a good rub down with some CLP on a patch and a wipe down. The last thing you want to do is buff/polish that SS slide.
 

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Thanks for everyone’s feed back I greatly appreciate the knowledge.
Unfortunately looks like this KG was either cerakote a or Duracoated, some where in its life time.
I’m going to use ultrasonic cleaner with purple stuff but I think this gun is finished as a collectors gun.
here are a few pics
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Thanks for everyone’s feed back I greatly appreciate the knowledge.
Unfortunately looks like this KG was either cerakote a or Duracoated, some where in its life time.
I’m going to use ultrasonic cleaner with purple stuff but I think this gun is finished as a collectors gun.
here are a few pics View attachment 305146 View attachment 305147 View attachment 305148 View attachment 305149
Thats not a Cerakote finish far as I can see from your pictures, the serial numbers/date code are clearly visible...I don't recall the Stainless slide being quiet that dark tho...many variations did show up..very interesting example you have...it looks very clean.
USP in this photo is hard chromed, so is the Colt
 

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Thanks Kost
The gun has a funny history
WhenI called HKCS they verified it as a KG date code and LEM model but it was strange because they said the gun did not arrive in the US till mid 2000? They could not tell me why it sat of four years before being send to the US
 

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Look at the slide release. The stainless guns were not coated and the slide releases are blued steel, not what you have. I've also attached a pic of one of my slides.
 

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View attachment 305251 View attachment 305252 Look at the slide release. The stainless guns were not coated and the slide releases are blued steel, not what you have. I've also attached a pic of one of my slides.
I think you are talking to the wrong person...The topic creator's slide release is normal black as is standard on factory stainless USP and USPc as you mentioned and like on yours (beautiful example btw!). You quoted someone who said he had his USP hard chromed, that's why the slide release in the one you quoted is silver.
 
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