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Stuff like this used to make me wacky

Post by mattcantwin » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:03 pm

I'm noticing some wear showing on the case barrel of the MB II...

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Probably going to touch it up with a Sharpie, but not a big deal and it doesn't bother me.



The "old me" would be looking into a replacement barrel and applying a polymer coating. :raised:
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Post by logan2z » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:08 pm

I've seen other postings describing similar wear on the barrel. You could probably get away with a Sharpie on the black barrel but it would be more challenging with one of the colored bezels. I guess the good news is that if it gets really bad you could always have the barrel replaced by Bremont.

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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:19 pm

That's a common problem with the mb2. It is easily fixed with a $250 barrel replacement :raised:

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Post by logan2z » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:24 pm

streetracer101 wrote:That's a common problem with the mb2. It is easily fixed with a $250 barrel replacement :raised:
Kind of surprising to see this - especially on the inside edge of the barrel that wouldn't be subjected to knocks or other abrasions.

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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:31 pm

You should probably get rid of it now. I'll give you $750

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:33 pm

Beware the sharpie. I used one to color in a scratch on my daughters bike seat frame (black anodized aluminum) and it looked terrible. The sharpy was obvious and looked worse than a tiny scratch.

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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:42 pm

logan2z wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:That's a common problem with the mb2. It is easily fixed with a $250 barrel replacement :raised:
Kind of surprising to see this - especially on the inside edge of the barrel that wouldn't be subjected to knocks or other abrasions.
It is a common issue. Simply rubbing on a shirt sleeve will rub it off with minimal wear.

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Post by logan2z » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:57 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
logan2z wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:That's a common problem with the mb2. It is easily fixed with a $250 barrel replacement :raised:
Kind of surprising to see this - especially on the inside edge of the barrel that wouldn't be subjected to knocks or other abrasions.
It is a common issue. Simply rubbing on a shirt sleeve will rub it off with minimal wear.
:shock:

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Post by mattcantwin » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:03 pm

streetracer101 wrote:Simply rubbing on a shirt sleeve will rub it off with minimal wear.
Now you tell me.
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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:13 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:Simply rubbing on a shirt sleeve will rub it off with minimal wear.
Now you tell me.
Sorry. I'll trade you a Dreadnought plus cash if you want to dump it :rolleyes:

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Post by ericf4 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:04 pm

I've said many times that's the sole reason I dont own one, every example I have ever seen shows that wear. Got to be tough for the color to adhere to that knurled surface maybe?? It's kept me from being an owner.

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Post by Panerai7 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:06 pm

So they don't harden the barrel?

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:20 pm

Panerai7 wrote:So they don't harden the barrel?
It looks like it is anodized, which I don't think can be hardened.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:22 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:So they don't harden the barrel?
It looks like it is anodized, which I don't think can be hardened.
I'm not a materials scientist, but the base material could be hardened prior to anodization. That would only help if it's deformation or material loss causing the loss of color though. Do they offer a natural barrel?

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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:32 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:So they don't harden the barrel?
It looks like it is anodized, which I don't think can be hardened.
I'm not a materials scientist, but the base material could be hardened prior to anodization. That would only help if it's deformation or material loss causing the loss of color though. Do they offer a natural barrel?
No.

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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:06 pm

Natural barrel would be nice

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Post by moishlashen » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:07 pm

That one will be natural at some point.
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Post by Torrid » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:11 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:So they don't harden the barrel?
It looks like it is anodized, which I don't think can be hardened.
I'm not a materials scientist, but the base material could be hardened prior to anodization. That would only help if it's deformation or material loss causing the loss of color though. Do they offer a natural barrel?
No.
I would think that it would be harder to get the anodized finish to adhere to a hardened surface.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:14 pm

moishlashen wrote:That one will be natural at some point.
Only in one spot...

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Post by mattcantwin » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:45 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
mattcantwin wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:Simply rubbing on a shirt sleeve will rub it off with minimal wear.
Now you tell me.
Sorry. I'll trade you a Dreadnought plus cash if you want to dump it :rolleyes:
Thanks, but back to where I started, it doesn't bother me much.
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Post by dukerules » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:48 pm

I think it's almost inevitable to have this happen to the Bremont barrels.

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Post by ericf4 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:56 pm

ive only seen the MB2 barrels do this, not the SM, the Alt series etc....I totally think its due to the surface of the barrel being that cool texture...

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:02 pm

heck if it bothered me I would see about getting the barrel powder coated or bead blasted.

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Post by patstarrx » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:17 am

Did Eric just bad mouth bremont?
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Post by fastward » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:19 am

toxicavenger wrote:heck if it bothered me I would see about getting the barrel powder coated or bead blasted.
Cerakote? :excited:

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