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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by nternal, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. nternal

    nternal

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    Another in a growing list of newb goof ups...

    I was ignorant about the use of the silicon cloth that came with my Pro-shot cleaning kit and foolishly used it to wipe down my entire G17. Before I realized it, I had covered my handle/grip with a slippery film of silicon. Can I remove this with rubbing alcohol or could that "migrate" into other parts and cause other issues?:embarassed:
     
  2. guns54

    guns54 toni

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    Use alcohol,And your to to go.
     

  3. TxGlock9

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    No big deal. Just wipe.
     
  4. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    A lil alcohol and ur fine, no biggy. I use alcohol on the slide pretty often to help clean oil and crud...
     
  5. 125K9

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    No problems. I use a silicone cloth to wipe down my entire pistol after every handling, with the exception being my issued G22. I do have bike innertubes covering the grips, and of course I don't wipe them. Every couple of months, and especially after every cleaning, I'll wipe my entire pistol exterior down with Eezox. Now I've gone and corrupted you. Don't worry though, someone will come along directly to say that all of this is unnecessary.:faint:
     
  6. PROBIKE101

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    lol................
     
  7. F350

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    Funny the problems that can be solved with proper application of alcohol
     
  8. judesign

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    lol just got a funny image of you trying to hold onto your glock like a wet bar of soap.
     
  9. valvestem

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    Soap on a rope...LOL
     
  10. RonS

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    Shame Charlie Chaplin isn't around to do a Youtube video on that.
     
  11. Tomass

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    I'd be really concerned about any gun that can't handle a little alcohol wipe.
     
  12. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

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    I'm almost tempted to run the silicon cloth over the Glock to see what you are talking about. I completely rub the 1911 and MKIII down and nothing gets too slippery. It is mostly for corrosion protection. Maybe the Glock plastic amplifies it.

    It wears off anyways don't worry!
     
  13. nternal

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    I'm not worried that alcohol will damage the gun I'm worried that it will migrate into parts that are meant to be stay lubricated. I'm sure it's nothing to be concerned about but there's no harm in being sure about correct procedures.
     
  14. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    ... Or NOT... :tongueout:
     
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  15. Thomasc18

    Thomasc18 NRA Life Member

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    I think you will be fine
     
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    I find that one of the carbonated adult beverages can be used to help with the initial cleaning; the bubbles help to scrub. After I like to finish with something a bit more powerful - when available I like 151 rum or if not some decent vodka :supergrin:


    While I do not think it would be an issue, to be safe you could use the alcohol (isopropyl or ethanol) then let the gun sit overnight, and then lubricate the gun the next day. I am rather certain that by the next day whatever alcohol seeped anywhere would be evaporated.
     
  18. Bruce M

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    I agree:drink: