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psymmonds 11-14-2012 07:11 AM

Cleaning question?
 
When ever I clean my M&P 40 and wipe it down with oil it start to get oil spots after a bit. It goes away when I wipe it down with a clean cloth, but always comes back.

Does anybody know what causes this?

mountainman13 11-14-2012 10:58 AM

What kind of oil are you using? Are the oil spots around seams?

psymmonds 11-14-2012 11:14 PM

I'm using hoppes oil. The spots are all along the side of the slide. Both sides

AsSeenOnTV 11-14-2012 11:19 PM

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psymmonds 11-15-2012 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by AsSeenOnTV
is it seeping from the upper? Just a drop is all you need, too much oil will just cause it to collect more dust and powder residue.

I put oil on a cloth, then wipe it down to get a good sheen. Then I wipe off any residual oil. Leave it sit for a bit and starts to develop oil spots

Jpyle 11-15-2012 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psymmonds (Post 1015167)
I put oil on a cloth, then wipe it down to get a good sheen. Then I wipe off any residual oil. Leave it sit for a bit and starts to develop oil spots

Use less oil...although it seems like there is no residual oil after wiping it down, there is a very thin layer that "pools" into the spots you are seeing. Try wiping with a dry cloth after applying what you think is not enough...a little oil goes a very long way on non-porous metal.

psymmonds 11-15-2012 11:44 AM

Alright I'll try that next time I clean it

Old_Crow 11-15-2012 12:17 PM

Hoppes is a heavy oil that is hard to wipe down. I use slipstream weapons grease on the rails of semi-autos, Remoil on the exterior of the barrel, and heavy oil such as hoppes on the hammer/trigger assembly.

Make sure to remove as much oil as possible from the rails before applying any type of grease. Oil turns any grease into goop.


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