Zep 45 to Clean a Glock?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by firemedic1343, Feb 27, 2011.


  1. firemedic1343

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    WD40 would obviously not be a good choice for a gun.

    However, has anyone here tried Zep 45 on their Glock?
     

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    #1 firemedic1343, Feb 27, 2011
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  2. Dawn dish washing soap (few drops), simple green (2 tablespoons), cup hot water, toothbrush, borebrush. scrub scrub

    Hot water rinse

    shake off, dry with paper towels, little rubbing for leftover grime

    motor oil lube

    DONE. 10 min. max if you want to kiss it afterwards.
     

    #2 cciman, Feb 27, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011
  3. WD40 is much maligned in my opinion.

    It does leave a nice protective coating (varnish if you will) that does displace moisture. What you don't want to do is leave a pool of it, or buildup that affects fine mechanisms- like firing pins/strikers/springs etc.

    Since in Glocks, you don't spray the striker channel with anything, I don't see why WD40 can't be used in certain areas, judiciously. Certainly to clean with on a cloth or a wipe, it will harm nothing.

    It does stink- I can't stand the smell of it, but so does Kroil.


    I still prefer my soap and water method.
     
  4. firemedic1343

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    Dawn is awesome stuff. I'm not a fan of Simple Green and motor oil, I prefer ATF over motor oil.

    WD40 is great for corrosion resistance. I just wouldn't use it. Zep 45 is something I prefer using for general applications over WD40, I just don't use WD40 much anymore.
     
  5. havent tried it on a gun but have learned the hardway that it will eat up rubber,made mistake of spraying on car parts trying to stop squeaks.
     
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    Wow, I don't think I've sprayed it on rubber. That sucks.
     
  7. i really like mpro's gun scrubber. Everyone has a preference, some cheaper and easier than others. Zep probably won't do any damage but an actual gun cleaner product might be a little better long term...
     
  8. firemedic1343

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    I'm not sold on labeling something and it working better. Whenever I think about this subject I go back and watch Plate of Truth.

    I'm thinking of using Zep 45, ATF and white lithium grease for a while. I may post the results in a year or so.
     

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