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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:45:54 AM EDT
I just got my first polymer frame handgun and wanted to know if there any solvants or oils that will hurt it, Can you clean it with Hoppe's? The manual say's clean with oil, So please educate me on this as I'm old school and only have metal frames.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:59:33 AM EDT
Clean with CLP or something similar. The polymer itself dosn't really need to be cleaned, just wiped clear of any dirt/dust/crud. Make sure the innerds (trigger group, sear, and surrounding areas) are wiped cean and lightly coated with oil. Clean the barrel as you would any other barrel. The slide should be wiped clean or lightly scrubbed with a nylon brush and oil should be applied to the rails and any other surface that rubs against metal.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 10:39:23 AM EDT
What brand and model is the gun? Polymer used in guns is so tough and resistant that I don't think there is anything on the market to clean guns that can harm the polymer.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 11:57:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
What brand and model is the gun? Polymer used in guns is so tough and resistant that I don't think there is anything on the market to clean guns that can harm the polymer.


Bretta PX4, I just called the mfg of hoppe's and they said it was safe

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 1:32:22 PM EDT
Yep water melts um
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 4:35:20 PM EDT
If you use to much oil you, will loose your airport metal detector invisibility.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 4:53:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2010 4:58:13 PM EDT by 1in7]
wd 40 is a good pressure spray to use on the frame to spray it out and then shake it dry and wipe with a cloth. I use odorless mineral spirits to dunk the frames in to clean and then shine back up with a little oil, but wd is always a good cleaner on the frames. I dont use barrel cleaners on frames.
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