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Best solvent/oil for G19?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by onalandline, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. onalandline

    onalandline Me Got Gun!

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    I just purchased a G19 as my first handgun. I need to buy some solvent and/or oil for it, but would like some recommendations as to what kind and which brands would suit me best. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Breakfree CLP from Wal-Mart works great. I would also suggest the Breakfree Foaming Bore cleaner.
     

  3. Diesel_Bomber

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    Just about anything will work, Glocks are probably the least picky of any firearm. Hoppe's sells a gun cleaning kit with solvent, oil, patches, rods, etc. for about eight bucks that works great, and additional brushes for whatever other caliber you have are around two bucks each.

    I use WD40 as a solvent because I already buy it by the gallon and keep some in a spray bottle. I have never bought a gun-specific oil unless it came in a kit with other pieces I need. Always had enough of this or that around, so I use whatever is handy as a gun oil. Motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, sometimes even actual gun oil. If I had to pick an oil to buy and keep on the shelf and say THIS RIGHT HERE is gun oil, I'd probably find a quart of Mobil 1 20w50 full synthetic motor oil. But then I think the Mobil Delvac 1 that I already have gallons of on hand is completely acceptable too.

    I would not buy Remington gun oil, as I find it evaporates. I'd also steer clear of any other oil that'll evaporate.
     
  4. Th3Myth

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    I keep it simple, Breakfree CLP for lube, and Hoppe's #9 for cleaning
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Keep the Hopes #9 off the frame rails, they are nickel plated and seems it can cause the to start peeling.
     
  6. onalandline

    onalandline Me Got Gun!

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    Isn't the barrel the only part that would need solvent to clean?
     
  7. Great video's on youtube. Keep the firing pin chamber clean and dry.. Oils build up crap.
     
  8. Marc1956

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    Mobil 1 oil and carburetor cleaner. I'm just sayin...... :supergrin: :wavey:
     
  9. Billy10mm

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    Best cleaner + lube I've ever used, bar none, Weapon Shield.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

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    My opinion,......yes. Everything else just gets a few drops of CLP and gets scrubbed with a brush,
    Q-tip or cloth. I know a guy that insists on using Hoppes #9 on everything! :faint:
     
  11. pangloss9

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    This is what I use. I've been pleased with the results.
     
  12. Eradik

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    I use CLP for the cleaning, and after scrubbing with a brush and then wiping everything off til its clean with cloth patches, I then use Rem Oil for the lube.

    After reading your post, I ask... Is this wrong? It's what I was told to do by my gunshop guy.

    (sorry for the slight hijack of the thread)
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I would use the CLP for the lube over the Remoil.
     
  14. Eradik

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    Thanks

    Anything then to clean it with then? Or just use the brush scrubber? Its going to be my carry, so im cleaning it after every time its fired.

    And my technique is putting it on a Q Tip, then applying it to the 6 areas. This correct?
     
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  16. ricklee4570

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    I prefer Gun Butter
     
  17. alwaysshootin

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    Fp-10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. DLL9mm

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    I have recently been using Gunzilla. It is very good stuff.
    When I don't use Gunzilla, I use...Hoppe's and CLP in a Syringe.
     
  19. The Retired Sarge

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    Another vote for Weapon Shield which is the improved generation of FP-10. Weapon Shield is hands down the best cleaner, lube, and protector I have ever used. Bill
     
  20. onalandline

    onalandline Me Got Gun!

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    Anyone use Ballistol?