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870guy 11-15-2011 05:58 AM

870 outside cleaning
 
Can I clean the outside of my matte black Remington 870 with wd40?

Axxe55 11-15-2011 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by 870guy (Post 628089)
Can I clean the outside of my matte black Remington 870 with wd40?

there are much better products for firearms than WD40. CLP, RemOil, Ballistisol, ect.ect.

Virginian 11-15-2011 10:26 AM

Yes you can. WD-40 is an excellent preservative and drying agent. It always comes out very well in corrosion tests. It is not the best lubricant, but I assume you don't want the outside all that slick anyway. If sprayed on heavy and allowed to dry - and not talking a day here, more like weeks - it will form a gummy residue. So will most light oils. But, it is a solvent for itself, and if you spray and wipe off you will have no problems.

870guy 11-15-2011 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Virginian
Yes you can. WD-40 is an excellent preservative and drying agent. It always comes out very well in corrosion tests. It is not the best lubricant, but I assume you don't want the outside all that slick anyway. If sprayed on heavy and allowed to dry - and not talking a day here, more like weeks - it will form a gummy residue. So will most light oils. But, it is a solvent for itself, and if you spray and wipe off you will have no problems.

Thanks what about the barrel can I run some wd threw it?

Virginian 11-15-2011 11:26 PM

Yes you can.


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