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Old 06-10-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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I believe I have damaged the black nitride finish on my new Baretta Nano. My brother-in-law always has the latest cleaning products, so I rely on him to give me advice. We were cleaning up our guns and he suggested non- chlorinated brake cleaner. I used it to clean my Nano and I am now not happy with the finish. I cannot keep a consistent oiled look. It looks dried out and splotchy in spots. Besides "don't clean your gun with brake cleaner", does anyone have any ideas?


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Old 06-10-2013, 03:53 AM   #2
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Oil it. It will look just fine.


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I use the braklean also, just as the previous poster said, use a bit of oil on the exterior, wipe it down and voilà!
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Not a fan of using degreasers on firearms. Unless your going to refinish it please dont degrease yourguns with a brake cleaner. It removes oils from the pores of the metal and can cause rust easily on tiny internal parts.

Firearms do not need and should not be cleaned to white glove standard. Its not the oil on the surface parts that protect but the oil in the pores of the steel that protects, it takes time to build that up.
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Thanks for the responses. I have used a Kleenbore conditioner and it looks good for a little bit and then looks splotchy again. I will keep working at it to build up the finish as JonM suggested. My Glock nor my Sig needed any special attention other than a quick coat of oil & they look as good as new. Can anyone give some feedback on Frog Lube? Maybe the Kleenbore product is not getting it done.
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I use brake cleaner too. Lubes for me run brtween breakfree clp on my old firearms as thats been used on them for up to 40 years and pro-shot one step on the new ones. Rubbed in well. Rail and high wear areas is pro-shots zero-friction
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Some of the BP guys have said they will heat their frames up after a bathing and apply oil to the heated frame. Maybe it would accept more oil if you heated it GENTLY? (just the slide)

Remember, water boils at about 212F, but you will blister and cuss at a much lower temperature.


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