Cleaning my "plastic" gun

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by bradyman1, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. bradyman1

    bradyman1 New Member

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    I have a ruger P95. What should I clean / lubricate it with. I also have a savage arms 22lr rifle (i believe it is a model 64). This is a plastic stocked rifle. Can I use some sort of "bore blast" cleaner on this in between major breakdown cleanings, to keep the internals working properly. It doesn't like to be dirty.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I use Hoppes # 9 as the cleaner and Mobil One synthetic oil as the lube on all of my guns. Certainly lots of options out there...
     

  3. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    You don't clean plastic...you recycle it!!!
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    I'm sorry I have plastic guns but I couldn't help it. I use Hoppe's #9
     
  4. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I have been known to use WD-40 on my P95.I don't spray the whole gun or anything,but it does clean the internal parts and barrel well.I just clean and wipe down the metal with WD-40,then put some Hoppes no 9 on the slide rails.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I use hoppes as well and some light gun oil.
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    With all due respect, I think you're doing that in the wrong order. You want to use solvent on the pistol first and then finish with the oil or lubricant....not WD40, but an oil made for that purpose.
     
  7. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    I've seen where extended use of WD-40 has taken the bluing off the metal and the stain off wood stocks, although, WD-40 works well as an adhesive tape remover if you get glue on you gun.

    Gun Scrub works well on internal parts if your not an armorer. Shooter's Choice and Hoppes are very good products and I use FP-10 as lube. I'm not down with that whole motor oil lube yet, but I'm not saying it doesn't work either.
     
  8. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Oh come on that was funny....geeze you guys have no sense of humor...lol

    If you are looking to strip the gun bare (no oil, deposits) perfectly clean then you can use brake cleaner. But to warn you, it will strip the gun of all oils. You would be surprised how much oil the metal retains, but you'll find that out when you start to re-oil it and the gun absorbs it like a sponge.
     
  9. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Great question. I'm going to start washing mine in the kitchen sink using Dawn dish detergent and lubricating it with Break-Free. I'll let you know how it goes, as this sumbeeyotch got dirty over the past few days.
    I will be using copper solvent while cleaning the barrel, though.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
  10. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Metal doesn't retain oil unless it's cracked. Not crapping on you, but having been a certified NDI operator, I have to post the truth. Oil does not soak into gun metal.
     
  11. BillDeShivs

    BillDeShivs Member

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    WD 40 certainly won't take bluing off a gun! I could react with some stock finishes. I have used WD 40 on guns for 35 years.