Boiling


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > XD Forum > Boiling

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beckles1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
Default Boiling

Is it ok to boil your xd gun parts to get a good clean??



__________________
Beckles1980 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 23,017
Liked 7181 Times on 4322 Posts
Likes Given: 8766

Default

I don't think I would do that. I also don't think boiling them would get the parts any cleaner than a good gun cleaning solvent.



__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 07:59 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beckles1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Ok, someone once told me it is a good way to get a really great clean gun.

__________________
Beckles1980 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kycol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,418
Liked 208 Times on 156 Posts

Default

I do have one gun I clean with hot water and dish washing soap. My muzzle loader, remove the barrel and stick in bucket real hot water put soap in barrel and clean the heck out of it, the dry it good, oil the heck out of it put a nice big cloth over the nipple let the hammer hold it there so the oil doesn't seep out. Other than that the only water to touch my guns is when I get caught out in the rain.

__________________
kycol is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21592 Times on 12249 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckles1980 View Post
Ok, someone once told me it is a good way to get a really great clean gun.
only people i know of to use really hot water or boiling water are people who shoot blackpowder or cleaning out cosmoline from old military guns.

most any commercial gun cleaner will work just fine. just follow the directions in the owners manual and you will do just fine.
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,776
Liked 8952 Times on 3877 Posts
Likes Given: 1401

Default

I tried boiling one- it would not get any softer.

Other than black powder, or shooting milsurp commie ammo, hot water really does not do anything better. The crud you are trying to get out is not really water soluble.

Back in the day of the 03 Springfield and Garand, when you were going to have a "white glove" inspection, it DID remove every trace of oil or grease. The military finally realized this was a bad idea, and dropped the white glove insanity.

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
10-32
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mountainman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2917 Times on 1718 Posts

Default

If you're looking for a good easy clean strip the gun and drop the parts in a bucket of 50/50 oil/solvent mix and let them sit over night. Pull the parts out and blow them off with compressed air. Reassemble and done.

__________________

I don't need No stinking signature.

mountainman13 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gr8wapiti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 89
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

The only firearm I have ever soaked in water was a .44 Navy I used to go shoot for fun. It would get so gooey with bore butter and black powder soot nothing else would clean it as good as soapy hot water. I wouldn't clean any of my other guns that way, if they are that dirty I get out good old "Gun Scrubber" and a bunch of rags.

__________________
gr8wapiti is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gonzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,677
Liked 250 Times on 195 Posts
Likes Given: 105

Default

A bud gave me a Ruger MK II that he shot until it froze up and rusted. I removed pastic grips and soaked it in kerosine for 4 months. It finally came apart and while it's not pretty, it is functional.

__________________
Gonzilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
USMCVeteran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane,Washington
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckles1980 View Post
Is it ok to boil your xd gun parts to get a good clean??
I don't boil my gun parts but I do clean them using very hot water from a faucet and Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner, then use a brush to scrub everything down. After the parts dry completely every trace of oil and grease is gone. I'll then coat all the parts with CLP and let them "soak" for awhile, then wipe off the excess. Using water to clean gun parts sounds counterintuitive but it does a great job for me.


__________________

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." - Atlas Shrugged

GOA member, NAGR member, NRA Patron Life member

USMCVeteran is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
boiling a gun?? trstncmpbll General Handgun Discussion 25 02-06-2010 01:31 AM