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Has anybody ever seen this before? This is a brand new Kahr P380with Trijicons. My first thought was rust, but then I am reading about factory rust prevantatives such as cosmoline that are difficult to take off too.
 

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Sorry irizavrima but I am not much help but you came to the right place I am sure! Welcome!
 

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Welcome............Have you tried using a gun cleaner product and a brush on it. I have not seen that on any new guns before......
 

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Irizavrima, Welcome to the Forum.
I'll bet a solvent like said or Rubbing Alcohol if you have it might remove it. Like you I'd bet it was something other than "rust". The sight white appears to be glowing.....good.

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Ill try rubbing alcohol! I have tried CLP but that did not work. There was originally a lot more of this on the front sight. It was actually "powdery" if that helps.
 

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Irizavrima, Welcome to the Forum.
I'll bet a solvent like said or Rubbing Alcohol if you have it might remove it. Like you I'd bet it was something other than "rust". The sight white appears to be glowing.....good.

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I am starting to get the idea its some kind of factory grease or preservative. I can see a very small amount between the backplate and slide...also, there was a faint amount of this on the slide rails, but that came off easily. Nothing I am doing is making it come off. Maybe shooting a few hundred rounds will help between the heat and gunpowder residue that it will collect.
 

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Yep...........bore solvent or something like Outers Crud Cutter......and a brush should do the trick.......
 

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You can use brushes that are stiff nylon.......
 

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I would not use anything but a plastic brush. Metal would abrade the surface.
 

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I use that brush to scrub the rings off the front of a ss cylinder. Its not any worse than a bronze bore brush.
 

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A bronze brush if used gently usually is ok
 

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I don't know what the gun sight is made of but if it is steel then maybe it is rust. If it's aluminum then it's not rust obviously. So, I would call Kahr tell them of the problem and what you've done to clean it up with no success. Being a newly documented gun they should be of some help.
 

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Yep it's good advice. .....or go back to where you bought it. ...
 
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