Originally Posted by USMCVeteran
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.
Boiling works good on all steel guns(don't know about plastic) maybe dishwasher for plastic, but have to wait till the wife is out to do it in the kitchen.
Need to dry with blow drier completely and lube after works best on stainless guns.