View Full Version : Colt SS cleaning

08-04-2011, 6:17 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?

08-04-2011, 7:25 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.

08-04-2011, 9:26 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.

08-06-2011, 7:48 AM
Thanks - I'm going to break it down for the first time tonight.

Here's a couple pics after about 300 rounds.



08-06-2011, 9:24 AM
Very nice! I want a blued one so bad.

08-06-2011, 9:25 AM
Very nice! I want a blued one so bad.

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

08-06-2011, 5:33 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.