Oh well, some guns are show horses and some workhorses. Yours just became a workhorse and you don't send workhorses to the beauty parlor.
It's the vibration that did the damage, not the heat. I once placed some glass lab equipment into an ultrasonic cleaner and forgot about them for 45 minutes. When I finally retrieved them, they looked like a shredded onion.at least a guide rod should not be "bent" under a 60-degree Celsius (140 Fahrenheit) heat.
Yea, your frame is a little wonky. I don't think I would have let that get out of the factory, but like I've said, I've seen other polymer handguns with the same issue. I guess if it still functions ok, I wouldn't worry about it.I ordered mine from "Locked and Loaded." It is interesting if all original Walther slides are black only. My PDP-F came in with a Walther logoed sticker that shows "ITEM: 2849313GY", and the description clearly indicated "3.5in 15RD OR Gray." I hope there is a real anti-corrosion treatment under this gray cerakote no matter the cerakoe is done in US or Germany.
I attached the pictures of my "bent" rod installed (from the side view) too. Thanks.
I see your point, sir. I totally accept the idea that ultrasonic cleaner is much more aggressive. It is just hard to imagine that Walther pistol could not take it or I was so unlucky. I just felt "innocent" since it was 5 minutes and, (using guide rod as an example), the rod is supposed to able taking a counter-force that is strong enough to push bullets 1000 feet-per-second. I also felt "innocent" that I don't think I accidentally increased the "run timer" over (I would know due to the buzzing noise 🤣).It's the vibration that did the damage, not the heat. I once placed some glass lab equipment into an ultrasonic cleaner and forgot about them for 45 minutes. When I finally retrieved them, they looked like a shredded onion.
Thanks for your info, I will try check the gap again (by rotating it ). I have not yet shot any round from it, zero round here. I tried to clean/restore it after I picked it up from the FFL (Question about my new pistol), then dont know why the mindset of an ultrasonic cleaner to restore the pistol to its "original cleanness" (or my unreal expectation on how clean a new gun should be) took over my mind.Yea, your frame is a little wonky. I don't think I would have let that get out of the factory, but like I've said, I've seen other polymer handguns with the same issue. I guess if it still functions ok, I wouldn't worry about it.
I appear to be wrong on the Grey model. I didn't know it was an option. I still can't find it on Walther's web site. (or at least I'm not finding it).
Did I miss it somewhere, did you describe how it shoots? Just curious if it shoots well for you.
Indeed, maybe someday I should try to spray paint it and move on! 🤣First off: I'm really, really sorry to see/hear about what happened to your PDP.
I think the problem is the use of tap-water. It can have lots of hard minerals that probably battered the finish.
At the end of the day... I think the pistol actually looks kind of cool as is. Certainly unique now. I'd keep it well oiled and call it a day - or use this as an excuse to get a cerakote finish to your liking.
It's not the energy, it's the 'pulse' of the vibrations of your ultrasonic cleaner.[T]he rod is supposed to able taking a counter-force that is strong enough to push bullets 1000 feet-per-second.
I fully agree with this statement!Ultrasonic cleaning a firearm is totally unnecessary for handguns imho. I’ve never understood the need to do so and always thought it was an ocd type behavior. I’ve been shooting handguns for about 22 years now with some reaching upwards of 15k rounds through them. Clp, a toothbrush, bore snake, brass brushes, q-tips and rags are all I’ve ever used. I’ve never even fully detail stripped any of my guns for cleaning other than taking a striker assembly out here or there to clean the striker channel and all my guns have run like they are supposed to. I’m also the guy who goes to the car wash and just gets a wash and wax with a good vacuuming at the end. I don’t see the need to get it professionally detailed as it looks good enough for me after some amor all and windex. Guys who do this ultrasonic cleaning go way over the top as these guns are designed to run dirty as long as the fouling isn’t excessive. A good field strip and cleaning is all that’s necessary.
Don't knock "spray paint" until you have worked with Cerakote.Indeed, maybe someday I should try to spray paint it and move on! 🤣
Thanks for the kindness and comforting!
It also means that the manufacturer doesn't have to pay the 10% USA FAET (Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax) on imported pistols.The reason they are making and will make future guns in the US is that it’s cheaper. The German unions are costly. Same reason BMW and MB makes their cars in right to work states.