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Hoppe's Cleaning Fluid-Glock Plastic

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Rollbar, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Rollbar

    Rollbar Minister-KF7JKO

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    When cleaning the Glock (plastic parts) what do you use?

    Will Hoppe's hurt the plastic?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. TMNKWD

    TMNKWD

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    I Hoppe's not! Sorry, had to.

    Anyway, no. I use the No. 9 and the Elite Gun Cleaner and have had no issues. I use the No.9 solvent on the barrel and Elite on everything else. I detail strip 90% of the time and run 200+ rounds through twice a month.
     

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    If it did in ANY way harm the frame, mine would be a puddle of black polymer. I enjoy cleaning my guns almost as much as I do shooting them. I have run through gallons of Hoppe's and had NO issues what so ever.

    Clean on my friend.
     
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    No issues with #9 on any of my Glocks.
     
  5. Rollbar

    Rollbar Minister-KF7JKO

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    Thank you. My son was asking me & I did not know (picking up my 1st Glock this week). Being polymer I wasn't sure if I would get a puddle of plastic as a paper weight.

    BTW-TMNKWD - fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny :)

    Thanks all,
    Jim
     
  6. voyager4520

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    I use Hoppe's Elite Gun Cleaner when I clean my Glock plastic parts, and I've never seen any sign of damage.

    According to Glock, any product made for gun cleaning will not harm their pistols. Though I wouldn't use any product that has a warning label telling you not to use it on plastics/polymers.
     
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  7. fuzzy03cls

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    It's all I use too. On everything.
     
  8. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    I've been using Hoppes #9 on all my guns for 20 years. That and a good oil is all I use.
     
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    i cant imagine any type of weapon cleanning product hurting the plastic....that being said, nothing more than a damp cloth should be needed to clean the plastic...
     
  10. Rollbar

    Rollbar Minister-KF7JKO

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    Ok, thanks all.

    I never owned a Glock and the question came up between my son and I. I have used these products for years as well, but not on a gun like a Glock.

    Thanks again,
    Jim
     
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    If #9 doesn't hurt the cheap plastic bottle it's in, it's not going to hurt the polymer frame.
     
  12. Lowjiber

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    Well said.
     
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    Glock frame : try UV TECH protectant & rejuvenator
     
  14. Rollbar

    Rollbar Minister-KF7JKO

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    Hahaha, never thought if that. I think I still have my old glass bottle :tongueout: :rofl::whistling: :supergrin:
     
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    Remember, #9 Solvent can damage nickel plating, and many parts (including the frame rails) of a Glock are nickel plated. The FAQ's that used to be on the Hoppe's site previously warned, "If there is even the slightest scratch, or nick, in the plating, the solvents will penetrate the flaw and dissolve the underlying copper substrate & cause the chrome/nickel plating to chip & peel further?" I can no longer find the FAQ's on their site, but your glass bottle probably has a warning.
     
  16. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    No issue. Works fine. There are newer, more efficient solvents out there now, but Hoppe's #9 doesn't hurt the gun.
     
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    I buy #9 by the quart in the new plastic bottle...And then
    I re-fill my glass 1 quart "antique" Hoppe's #9 bottle.

    I have never had Hoppe's #9 attack anything except
    powder fouling. Supposedly it cleans plastic fouling from
    the soft plastic in shotgun wads, but IMHO it needs help
    from a bronze brush. And it is suppose to be a copper
    solvent. If it is, it is a VERY MILD one. When going after
    copper, I use Montana Xtreme Creme.

    Squeeze
     
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    Been using Hoppe's #9 liberally on my Glocks (barrel, slide, frame inside and outside) since 1999.

    Unfortunitly, the Glocks are still as ugly as ever. :whistling:
     
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  19. AustinTx

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    I haven't bought any lately, but I have never seen Hoppe's #9 in anything but glass. I have been buying, by the pint and it could certainly be plastic, by now. It's the Hoppe's that you can smell at least a block away.
     
  20. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    Hoppe won't hurt it. Neither will Remington or any of the new dry lubes like Slip 2000. Neither will running over it with a car or dropping it from a building or....:wavey::wavey::rofl: