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chazzy 02-16-2012 06:30 PM

Cleaning the XD's
 
I know how to clean a gun but never cleaned a gun with a finish like the XD9 sub. But I was wondering if there is a cleaner out there that should not be used on this type of finish? Are there any cleaners that would eat away this type of finish? thanks

Overkill0084 02-16-2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by chazzy (Post 710649)
I know how to clean a gun but never cleaned a gun with a finish like the XD9 sub. But I was wondering if there is a cleaner out there that should not be used on this type of finish? Are there any cleaners that would eat away this type of finish? thanks

Normal gun cleaning products should be fine. I just use Hoppes #9 most of the time. I would probably avoid Carb cleaner, but even that might not hurt it. It shouldn't need anything exotic. I've dumped mine in an ultrasonic cleaner and hit it with CLP when it was done. I've heard of people running Glocks through the dishwasher. I don't think you can hurt them without actually trying.

GIBro 02-16-2012 09:35 PM

I use a bore snake. It takes less time than using the cleaning rod the XDs have. If you use a rod, make sure you ram it straight so you won't create any burrs inside the barrel.

chazzy 02-17-2012 12:37 AM

Good point Bro

JonM 02-17-2012 12:54 AM

my thoughts on it is when i wear the finish off my xdm's im just gonna have em nitrated or whatever is the latest kickass finish at the time. or maybe have em colored pink. ive always wanted a nice pink and black tiger stripe handgun

mine are carry guns so if they got some wear i dont care. but hoppes #9 and clp work perfectly fine and wont hurt the finish.

kpeter4 02-18-2012 12:49 PM

Yea, I was told to keep cleaeaning solutions and oil off the polymer though, so I make sure to a little careful around that area. Love the gun (9mm) and field stripping takes seconds.

JonM 02-19-2012 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by kpeter4 (Post 712720)
Yea, I was told to keep cleaeaning solutions and oil off the polymer though, so I make sure to a little careful around that area. Love the gun (9mm) and field stripping takes seconds.

gun oils wont hurt polymers. clp is sufficient to get carbon residue off :)

kpeter4 02-19-2012 10:31 AM

Thanks, John. I'll pass it on.

rigjumpr 02-19-2012 11:13 AM

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spittinfire 02-19-2012 11:34 AM

Hoppes and brake clean.


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