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CZ Shadow 2 Urban Grey Flaking Off

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Anyone having problems with their Urban Grey finish on their CZ Shadow 2? Mine is starting to flake off in some areas and has started to develop what looks like little bubbles on the lower dust cover/frame rail.  It is also beginning to flake off on the top of the frame where the slide sides.  Its looks to be just cosmetic, but not sure if the polycoat is their to keep the frame from rusting.

 

The S2 started to have some wear marks showing the black coating under the polycoat up by the muzzle from the holster but is has continued to get worse.  Think some of the standard gun cleaning stuff (Hoppes, CLP, etc.) may be slightly accelerating the problem, but I don't think they are the cause.

 

I have heard CZ polycoat is not the strongest finish, but my $400  plastic guns (S&W, Glock) have taken 100x the use/abuse of my S2 and their finishes look just fine.  Anyone ever contacted CZ about this and filed a warranty claim or figured out some other fix?  Thinking if CZ does not come up with a fix, I will eventually want to get it refinished with something a bit better.

 

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The S2 is nitrided under the polycoat, so no worry about rust. The urban gray polycoat is known to be less durable than the black. I would call CZ-USA, but you probably won't like the warranty turn around(5-6 weeks). 

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That is crazy. It looks like it just didn’t bond correctly. I have the black version. No coating issues to date.


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Never seen one like that. I have probably 15-20k rounds through my urban grey S2, finish is holding up well. I would say manufacturer defect, should be warranty.

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I had one that was pretty bad and the serial was within 20 of yours, but yours looks way worse.  I didn’t care about mine, just kept shooting it, it was replaced under warranty for a different reason.  I am sure they would warranty that just call or use the form the website.  

 

 

 

 

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It almost looks like some sort of chemical reaction.

Why is the red paint safety indicator almost gone?

 

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Were you using brake parts cleaner to clean it? Reason I ask is because of the red paint safety indicator that’s pretty much gone.

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I contacted CZ USA and they sent me a warranty shipping return.  Going to send it in and see what they say/can do.  Probably will be with out it for 6+ weeks unfortunately.  Looks like i need to buy another gun while this one is out getting fixed.... :)  

 

Will keep everyone posted on the outcome.

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I have a CZ Shadow Canadian with a silver polycoat finish, that has some wear, but it is NOTHING like that after years of use. I would say that it is definitely a warranty issue and you should have no problems with your claim.

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CZ contacted me and said they will need to send me a new S2.  4-6 more weeks of waiting, but CZ has been good about communicating the status of the warranty claim, so all in all, no complaints on how it is being resolved.

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