Cleaning question?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by psymmonds, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    When ever I clean my M&P 40 and wipe it down with oil it start to get oil spots after a bit. It goes away when I wipe it down with a clean cloth, but always comes back.

    Does anybody know what causes this?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    What kind of oil are you using? Are the oil spots around seams?
     

  3. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    I'm using hoppes oil. The spots are all along the side of the slide. Both sides
     
  4. AsSeenOnTV

    AsSeenOnTV New Member

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  5. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    I put oil on a cloth, then wipe it down to get a good sheen. Then I wipe off any residual oil. Leave it sit for a bit and starts to develop oil spots
     
  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Use less oil...although it seems like there is no residual oil after wiping it down, there is a very thin layer that "pools" into the spots you are seeing. Try wiping with a dry cloth after applying what you think is not enough...a little oil goes a very long way on non-porous metal.
     
  7. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    Alright I'll try that next time I clean it
     
  8. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    Hoppes is a heavy oil that is hard to wipe down. I use slipstream weapons grease on the rails of semi-autos, Remoil on the exterior of the barrel, and heavy oil such as hoppes on the hammer/trigger assembly.

    Make sure to remove as much oil as possible from the rails before applying any type of grease. Oil turns any grease into goop.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012