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Cleaning solutions and oil

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by PKersey2, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. PKersey2

    PKersey2

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    What's the best no nonsense cleaning solvents and oil for Glocks?
     
  2. Slackinoff

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    Frog lube cause its nontoxic and it works.
     

  3. kodiakpb

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    I use Ballistol because I can pick it up locally, it's cheap and gets the job done.
     
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I started out using Militec-1.
    Then switched to Ballistol.
    Ballistol is non-toxic.
    And is fine with plastic, wood, rubber, leather...
    It does have a pungent smell that some find offensive.
    But the non toxic is something I really like.
    And it seems to work well.
     
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  5. njl

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    Mobil-1 is probably the best bang for your buck as far as cost and effectiveness as an oil.

    What do you need cleaning solutions for on a Glock?

    But seriously, any gun cleaner (and lots of other things) will work. Any CLP, Hoppes #9, brake cleaner, simple green, whatever you prefer will likely work.
     
  6. rolltide_pisco

    rolltide_pisco NRA Patron Life Member

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    Another one for Ballistol. Hickok45 turned me to it
     
  7. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Another vote for Ballistol to clean and lubricate my Glock.
     
  8. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    CourtCop Millennium Member

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    I started using MPro7 for cleaning a few years ago and am very satisfied. It will clean anything that needs cleaning on a gun, is non-toxic and odorless. You have to let it soak in the barrel for 15-20 minutes and it will remove carbon, copper and lead.

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  10. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    What Barth said. SJ 40
     
  11. fifthward

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    Yeah...he got me too. Just ordered a can from Brownells. Having previously owned Sigsand HKs...my regimen would include a combination of oil and grease - usually CLP, with either Enos slide glide light - or recently TW-25b grease.

    Now, knowing what I know about glocks...I'll run Ballistol per the Glock owner's manual - and try to turn my barrel into a trusty, comfy, good ol' black iron skillet!!! ;)
     
  12. vinstang67

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    I use MPro7, too. Cleaner and oil.
     
  13. M 7

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    I just go with Hoppe's #9 and BreakFree LP- it's readily available, works well, and is inexpensive.
     
  14. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    Don't really need a solvent for glock's. I use Hilco gun wipes to clean everything and slip ewl for what little lube I use


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  15. bigcix

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    Remington's Rem Oil
     
  16. Taphius

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    Isopropyl alcohol and rem oil for me
     
  17. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Yes, solvent is necessary to clean the gun. Tap water and other home remedies remove loose particulate, but do not leave the gun, particularly the bore, anywhere near clean.

    The most commonly used, and one-liquid-does-all is Breakfree-CLP. And it's fine. That said, Breakfree-CLP is best for "wet" guns, like M4's and 1911's. Coating a glock with CLP only to remove it all, then add 5 drops, is kind of like spraying your entire vehicle with armor-all, then wiping it all off except for the tires. Using a good solvent, followed by 5 drops of any gun oil, is more efficent. More modern solvents, such as Boretech eliminator, clean carbon and bore fouling much faster than old tried and true CLP and/or Hoppes #9. The nylon brush that came with the gun is more than sufficient (it does need to be a brush, bore snakes are for dusting, not cleaning). No metallic brush is necessary. Note that a clean bore is completely shiny, almost entirely mirrorlike or chromelike, with no steaks of gray or graphite look extending from the chamber. It's not necessary to actually have a clean bore for reliable function, I only mention because many own a glock for years and think the bore is clean, when really, poor cleaning technique or failure to use a proper solvent has allowed progressive fouling of the bore. Everything else is pretty simple, just don't introduce lube into the striker channel.
     
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  18. burttrans

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    Where are you guys finding this Ballistol? I have looked at 4 or 5 places and nobody carrys it? Any suggestions please? I may also look online.
     
  19. Shiloh228

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    Amazon carries Ballistol (and others)
     
  20. burttrans

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    Like I said above been looking for Ballistol but been using product called Boeshield T-9. A bike shop sold me this for bike chain but it has many uses and for guns it does a great job. After cleaning with this product the gun will cycle much smoother. This product was developed by Boeing Co and dries on gun to give a thin film of lubrication.