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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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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?



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Old 11-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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What kind of oil are you using? Are the oil spots around seams?



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

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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
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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.
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Alright I'll try that next time I clean it

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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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