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Old 01-29-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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My grandpa was saying his friend who is an ffl boils his guns to clean them, my grandpa hasent done it. Something about this doesn't seem right. But could it be a trick to clean a gun to new, or would it mess with the gun its self?

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Old 01-29-2010, 05:52 PM   #2
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I prefer to put mine in the Crockpot for about ten hours or until desired tenderness is reached.

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That's what I was thinking, throw some some ribs in with it too

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If you boil them you have to boil them in hot oil I prefer 5w30 synthetic as it doesn't smoke as much as conventional motor oil.

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Man, we have been over this about a dozen times now.

I have a Crest Ultrasonic Cleaning Tank.

I strip the weapon down.

I fill a tank with hot water and add an approved detergent.

I put all the gun parts in there except for my slide because of my night sights.

I turn it on and walk away for 10 to 20 minutes depending on how much shooting I have done.

I pull the parts and rinse them under normal, hot, tap water from the sink.

I fill a seperate tank with approved lubricant.

I put all the parts back in and turn it on again. I walk away for about 20 minutes.

I come back, pull the parts, wipe them down with an old t-shirt or such, reassemble perfectly lubed & treated weapon, put back in holster, safe or whatever.

No issues as long as you get the water off and treat the weapon steel accordingly with a good quality gun oil.

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How about a steam cleaner? Pour drano on it?

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How about a bottle of Hoppes, a brush, and some patches? Been working for me for many years...

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How about a bottle of Hoppes, a brush, and some patches? Been working for me for many years...
That's soooooooo boring.

We need to use our stoves and microwaves. Anyone here ever boil a glock?
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That's soooooooo boring.

We need to use our stoves and microwaves. Anyone here ever boil a glock?
Goju, Glocks never need cleaning. Everybody knows that, you're such a noob.
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I'm just going to give it to my puppy and let his go at it. In an hour or two it'll look brand new

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