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jww
08-04-2011, 7:17 PM
I finally picked up my first 1911 last week. Its a 100 year Colt Commander with brushed stainless steel. Its also my first SS firearm.

My question is probably stupid but I didnt want to risk it. Is there a prefered cleaner or method for stainless models?

I have Rem oil, CLP break free and Hoppe's 9 solvent and Tetra triple action in my cabinet. One of these be prefered or am I heading to the store?

redcliff
08-04-2011, 8:25 PM
I generally use CLP for range cleaning and it works fine on stainless, although Hoppe 9 gets used on tough powder build ups and hasn't given me any problems.

I don't use CLP for lubrication though, I prefer FP10.

MA2
08-04-2011, 10:26 PM
Congrats on your first 1911 http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/images/icons/icon14.gif Pics please! :)

It's brushed stainless, so only wipe with the grain/polish lines, it will keep it looking new much much longer.

jww
08-06-2011, 8:48 AM
Thanks - I'm going to break it down for the first time tonight.

Here's a couple pics after about 300 rounds.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/jww54321/8-1-11137small.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/jww54321/8-1-11145small.jpg

jonzer77
08-06-2011, 10:24 AM
Very nice! I want a blued one so bad.

PRCABR4Christ
08-06-2011, 10:25 AM
Very nice! I want a blued one so bad.

+1...it's called the blued Colt addiction :D

Riodog
08-06-2011, 6:33 PM
Step 1 is to remove the grips.
Step 2 is to dunk repeatedly in gasoline or other appropriate solvent.
Step 3 is to blow it dry with compressed air.
Step 4 is to lube it slightly (meaning a lot is unnecessary) with ss lube.
Step 5 is to shoooot the hell out of it and repeat above steps.
Rio