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Old 11-15-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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Can I clean the outside of my matte black Remington 870 with wd40?



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Old 11-15-2011, 06:25 AM   #2
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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.


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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.

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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?
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