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Posted: 11/7/2003 3:50:44 PM EDT
Today I took apart my magazines because I am going to install new springs and green followers.

I noticed the inside of the mag bodies are dirty. What should I use to clean them?

Should I also coat the inside of the mag bodies with any type of lubricant when putting the mags back together? Is is necessary to put a coat of lubricant on the springs at all?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 4:05:01 PM EDT
On the rare occaisons I clean my magazines (maybe after a really windy day at the range) I just use dish soap and a toothbrush. Then I thrown them in the oven on about 100 to dry them out really good. Skip the lube in the mag. It will just give dirt and other crap something to stick to.
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 4:14:39 PM EDT
I use a mag brush (available from Brownells) to scrub the inside of the mag body. If the mag is really dirty I then use Simple Green on all the parts and rinse with hot water. Let the parts dry completely and then spray liberally with Eezox. Wipe off the excess Eezox until the parts are dry and tack-free to the touch. Reassemble and enjoy.
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 4:23:08 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/7/2003 4:26:25 PM EDT
Dry like medicmandan said!
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 8:17:22 AM EDT
I put a light coat of CLP on the springs since they’re steel and can rust. The aluminum magazine body and the follower can be left dry. However, I generally wipe them down with a Sentry Tuf-Cloth, which leaves a dry lubricant. A wet lubricant should not be used on these two parts. With 20 rounders, I also either use a very light touch of CLP or the Tuf-Cloth on the flat spring thingy inside and it’s rivets since they’re steel.
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