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Slide degreaser before sight install?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Clay1, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Clay1

    Clay1

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    So I pulled off my stock Glock sights and am just about to install a set of Trijicon Novaks on my G19. They finally arrived. Should I just wipe down the slide with alchohol or should I use a fancy degreaser before I install them. While I don't have any degreaser, I have electrical contact cleaner and brake cleaner, will one of those work or should they not be used on a new Glock slide?

    Thanks

    Rick
     
  2. Braden

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    Alcohol should work fine. The idea is just to get it clean. I use Hoppes Blast & Shine on mine, which I think must be mostly alcohol because it evaporates away in just a few seconds.
     


  3. Clay1

    Clay1

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    I didn't get a response right away and I was in the middle of doing he sight change. I ended up putting some brake cleaner on a Qtip and wipping the front sight area off on the outside and inside and then the rear sight channel.

    I will say that the new rear sight pressed in tough, even with the Trijicon pusher. It's all done and has set up for a day with the thread locker, blue not red, so it is ready to go bang.

    Thanks for responding Brandon. Should have posted this thread a week ago since I knew the sights were coming.

    Rick
     
  4. em2b96p

    em2b96p

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    Ive never done sight install before but IIRC should not be too much resistance. Hopefully its on straight.

    PS I use rubbing alcohol for degreasing. Its cheap and works wonders!