Man im dumb

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by 351mustang65, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. 351mustang65

    351mustang65 New Member

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    When I was cleaning my gun I got break-free in the slide and on the fireing pin.


    Got oil in here.
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    How do I take the back plate of and clean in there?

    What stuff woud I need to do it?

    Should I try to do it my self?
     
  2. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    How much did you get in there?
     

  3. 351mustang65

    351mustang65 New Member

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    Im not really sure but I think a good amount (more then I want in there anyway) I was cleaning the slide with a toothbrush soaked in break-free and not thinking I got it all over in there.
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Get a can of air used for cleaning electronics.
     
  5. 351mustang65

    351mustang65 New Member

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    And just blow the oil out? How?
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I would. Lay a towel underneath it and blow! :) Air won't hurt it.
     
  7. 351mustang65

    351mustang65 New Member

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    That will work and get it all out?

    Should I put a gun degraser in there befor I blow it out?
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    OK, do this at your on risk. It's your firearm! I'm just saying what I would try and do. The can of air comes with a thin straw. I would blow it out, apply lubricant, repeat....... :)
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Why not get a can of break clean and stray in there? Spray, let dry and lube. It drys fast, doesn't leave residue and it won't hurt anything.
     
  10. WVwheelgunner

    WVwheelgunner New Member

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    Break Free won't hurt your firing pin. Why are you concerned?:confused:
     
  11. jimbobpissypants

    jimbobpissypants New Member

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    I'm with Wheelgunner.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    MOST firearms require SOME lube to function properly. Unless you have so much lube that it interferes with the operation, or spatters in your eyes when the hammer drops, it is not an issue. And Break Free will not hurt your pistol. If there is too much there, blow it out, or just stand the slide up on end on a paper towel overnight. Let it drain.
     
  13. WVwheelgunner

    WVwheelgunner New Member

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    You can't get too much Break Free up there - it will drip/evaporate out, leaving a thin film of lube - which is a good thing.

    I'm not saying you can't over lube, but Break Free is very viscous - it's not a heavy oil or grease.
     
  14. 351mustang65

    351mustang65 New Member

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    Ok, thank you.

    Here is another good question. ;) :rolleyes:

    Break-free is the only thing I use to clean/lube my gun right now should I be using anything else, what lube/oil/cleaner do you guys use?
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  15. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I use Rem Oil. :)

    Next time, put it in the dishwasher! :D
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I personally don't like remoil. I've tried it and found it to be to light, I have to constantly reoil my carry piece. I've been using hoppes or outers which is just a tick heavier. I don't think there is anything wrong with remoil, it's just my preference.
     
  17. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I got lots of Rem oil free from relatives. :D

    I'll try those others, but I haven't had any problems. I clean them after every outing or once a month or so anyway.

    Thanks! :)
     
  18. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You probably wont have any problems. If I got it free, I'd probably use it too but I picked up a small bottle for $1 just to try it and wasn't thrilled. I found my Kimber would litterally be dry after only a 3-4 days, with the others it was a couple of weeks. I do use it on my SP101 because it's stainless and as a lubricant I think Remoil will be fine.
     
  19. WVwheelgunner

    WVwheelgunner New Member

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    I've been using Break Free CLP for cleaning bores and lubrication for several years. I used Hoppes for 30 years to clean guns (we all did:p), but I now think Break Free works better.

    I use Bore Blast or another brake fluid based solvent to rinse crud out of lock works, but one of my instructors had a Sig frame melt after he used that stuff, so be careful. Break Free does not hurt your gun.
     
  20. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    hey wheelgunner, that a model 19 in your av?