How Do You Rinse Your Frame?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by crazyforoptics, May 9, 2007.

  1. crazyforoptics

    crazyforoptics New Member

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    When I clean my pistols, I apply Hoppes #9 to soften up the residue. Then I scrub it all with a toothbrush. A lot of it drips or falls into the cracks and area that I can't reach with a Q-tip. I don't want to leave that all there because then all I did was move the residue from one area to another. What do you use to clean your with and how?
     
  2. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    How do you Rince your frame?

    Hello all


    Ron L here = Seresurplus


    As form cleaning the frame, I do a simular method to what you did with Q Tip, But I use a lot of solvent on a soft, used tooth brush! That allows me to get all the crud off the parts, springs and small items and not screw anything inside up? If it's real Bad, I'll spray it with Carbaror Cleaner or gun scrubber and repeat it! If it worked in the Sands or Iraq and Afganistan, it should work for you? Just my -.02 cent,s your results might varry?


    Remember the idea is to clean out the gunk, not over oil or grease it so that the sand and grit mess it up worse, right?





    RON
     

  3. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I once used WD-40 to clean with but have not in a while, never had any trouble with it.
     
  4. nawao

    nawao New Member

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    That is the best way. WD-40 and air compressor.
     
  5. flashman70

    flashman70 New Member

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    I use bore cleaner in the bore. I use a very light spray of Remoil or Breakfree in aerosol to clean the frame. I usually wipe it down with a shop cloth or old teeshirt. I use Qtips for hard to reach places and often canned air to spray any excess off (I don't have a compressor.)
     
  6. Doc

    Doc New Member

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    I use Hoppes #9. Use a tooth brush, acid brush or whatever fits. Rinse it off under a HOT water faucet. Use compressed air to dry it.
     
  7. westernamerican

    westernamerican New Member

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    Guess one could take a shower with it?
     
  8. jberry

    jberry New Member

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    Generic carburetor cleaner ($3/large can) - use lots...:D
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Rinse frame

    Be careful with the carb cleaner. It can melt some plastic parts. At best it will leave the plastic parts with a white color because it disolves any oily coating. I have used carb cleaner but do so only in the driveway as it will leave nasty stains on the kitchen floor and melt the linoleum. be sure to reoil as it strips ALL the oil off parts.