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cleaning

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by taters, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. taters

    taters

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    just bought a 229. do i need to clean it before i take it to the range for the first time? thanks
     
  2. preasoner

    preasoner

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    I'm jealous..... I would clean and lube before and after, but that is me
     


  3. Wilson 2008

    Wilson 2008

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    Yep. Clean, lube and inspect it (do a function check, look for obvious problems the factory might have missed and look for blemishes that you'll wonder later "did it come like that or is it broke?").

    Then go shoot the heck out of it! Enjoy,

    - Wilson
     
  4. Congratulations on a fine selection, the 229 is outstanding.:smoking:

    Yes, you should clean, lube and function check you new baby.
     
  5. OXCOPS

    OXCOPS

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    I don't know if the new ones are, but my last few Sigs were packed with a good amount of grease inside and out. You'll want to get that out and start anew.
     
  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Absolutely, especially all the thick gooey grease inside and outside the magazines.

    Gunscrubber works well for getting through that crap.


    Keep the slide rails greased.

    [​IMG]

    (Slide Glide)
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
  7. Very good point!
     
  8. taters

    taters

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    mays landing nj
    cleaned it and shot it today. nary a hiccup. love this weapon..goes great with my 220 carry...gotta get a 232 for my collection...about 2 months away from getting that...cleaned it with prolix... love that stuff....just take the weapon down, put it in a ziplock bag and soak it for an hour...take the parts out and go over them with a toothbrush,,,light coat of oil and i am good to go
     
  9. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts


    What parts do you soak? The barrel?
     
  10. taters

    taters

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    mays landing nj
    i soak every part in prolix and then i go t work on them with a toothbrush// light coat of oil and i am done. great stuff prolix
     
  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    You may want to rethink your cleaning regimen, especially the slide. :)
     
  12. taters

    taters

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    mays landing nj
    check out the website....it's the best cleaning stuff on the market....no petroleum, ptfe,no synthetics, tp://prolixlubricant.com/