870 outside cleaning

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by 870guy, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. 870guy

    870guy New Member

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    Can I clean the outside of my matte black Remington 870 with wd40?
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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

  3. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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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.
     
  4. 870guy

    870guy New Member

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

    Virginian Active Member

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