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Ifticar 06-16-2009 4:57 AM

Cleaning guns. A Woman's point of view.
 
I am not the woman with the point of view. This one is...

/my-dirty-little-secret-of-cleaning-guns

I especially liked this method...

http://womenofcaliber.files.wordpres...pg?w=467&h=351

Lyte- 06-16-2009 12:07 PM

I wonder if that works

Steyrlp10 06-16-2009 12:32 PM

That's an upgrade from my bucket - lol!

Eckolaker 06-16-2009 12:53 PM

Water won't hurt metal guns if it is dried and oiled properly immediately after words. I wouldn't do this with certain plastic parts or poor quality metal, but firearms with SS barrels/slides and so forth are just fine.

RogueSniper 06-16-2009 1:07 PM

Have you ever watch "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!" with Stallone and Estelle Getty? She did almost the same thing! I think she took a 3M pad to one of his Blued Revolvers and said it was dirty and now it's nice and shiny!

HA!

http://www.videodetective.net/photos/081/003423_22.jpg

Trench Broom 06-16-2009 11:41 PM

Well, polymer pistols ARE referred to in some circles as "Combat Tupperware", and seeing as Tupperware is dishwasher safe.....:rolleyes:

Khram 06-17-2009 7:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogueSniper (Post 2640442)
Have you ever watch "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!" with Stallone and Estelle Getty? She did almost the same thing! I think she took a 3M pad to one of his Blued Revolvers and said it was dirty and now it's nice and shiny!

HA!

http://www.videodetective.net/photos/081/003423_22.jpg

I have seen this movie, in the theater too no less! Lots of nice guns and I think they use Rettings interior in a scene. Gun she "washes" appears to be a stainless Taurus.

I find many women and some men too dislike the smell of Hoppes 9. Some like it for nostalgic reasons it seems. I still use it a lot.

QuarterBoreGunner 06-17-2009 9:15 PM

I have a friend that does this with his black powder revolvers; swears by it.

domokun 06-17-2009 9:46 PM

This method works very well at stripping the cosmoline that's usually caked on in those C&R firearms. :)

taloft 06-17-2009 10:20 PM

Call me crazy but, I don't like the concept of all the crap from my guns getting on my dishes. How'd she put it, "The modern day power of steam, soap, and dry heat." Yeah, someone might want to tell her that those don't always remove everything. Ever see a dish come out with food still stuck on it? Maybe if I had a dedicated machine to do this with.

Anyway, what about areas that are not easily accessible without doing a detail strip? I could see some serious rust forming in these areas even with an air compressor and WD40.

Khram 06-19-2009 4:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QuarterBoreGunner (Post 2648993)
I have a friend that does this with his black powder revolvers; swears by it.

I use extremely hot soapy water to clean corrosive milsurp ammo residue but not in dishwasher! Is your friend married, I doubt it!

QuarterBoreGunner 06-19-2009 6:25 PM

Ah, yeah he is indeed single.

aplinker 06-19-2009 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taloft (Post 2649342)
Call me crazy but, I don't like the concept of all the crap from my guns getting on my dishes. How'd she put it, "The modern day power of steam, soap, and dry heat." Yeah, someone might want to tell her that those don't always remove everything. Ever see a dish come out with food still stuck on it? Maybe if I had a dedicated machine to do this with.

Anyway, what about areas that are not easily accessible without doing a detail strip? I could see some serious rust forming in these areas even with an air compressor and WD40.

Bake at 250F

BunnySlayer 06-19-2009 10:49 PM

God this thread is just wrong! I will not even concieve of doing this. All the hair will fall from my chest and I will be haunted by the ghost of John Moses Browning until I die an agonizing and humiliating death involving kitchen appliances. No No No No! I wont do it I wont!

Steyrlp10 06-20-2009 7:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BunnySlayer (Post 2659890)
God this thread is just wrong! I will not even concieve of doing this. All the hair will fall from my chest and I will be haunted by the ghost of John Moses Browning until I die an agonizing and humiliating death involving kitchen appliances. No No No No! I wont do it I wont!


Lol... sounds like a way to put Nair out of business! Less painful than waxing?

Big D 06-22-2009 8:27 PM

I had a frend who worked at an indoor range who told me that's how they cleaned their rentals. I've thought about doing it before but two things kept me from trying it.
1. dishwashers get pretty hot on their drying cycle and I don't want any polymer parts on my guns melting.
2. Most importantly I don't want any lead contaminating my dishes.

gunn 06-23-2009 8:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taloft (Post 2649342)
Call me crazy but, I don't like the concept of all the crap from my guns getting on my dishes. How'd she put it, "The modern day power of steam, soap, and dry heat." Yeah, someone might want to tell her that those don't always remove everything. Ever see a dish come out with food still stuck on it? Maybe if I had a dedicated machine to do this with.

Anyway, what about areas that are not easily accessible without doing a detail strip? I could see some serious rust forming in these areas even with an air compressor and WD40.

I use the dishwasher to clean off my Romy G wood sets. Of course, it helps to have a dishwasher at the office -- and a sympathetic office manager who knows how much MORE hell I'd catch from my wife if I used the one at home.

We just run it another cycle empty to get any additional chemicals out.
-g

HK Dave 06-23-2009 9:15 AM

You've got to be kidding me.. people really do this?

domokun 06-23-2009 1:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HK Dave (Post 2674213)
You've got to be kidding me.. people really do this?

Yes, people really do this.

rimfire17 06-26-2009 12:53 PM

Hoppes and Gun Cleaning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Khram (Post 2648247)
I find many women and some men too dislike the smell of Hoppes 9. Some like it for nostalgic reasons it seems. I still use it a lot.

I use Hoppes, too. It takes me back to helping my father clean guns when I was a kid. I love the smell!

Hot water is useful for black powder. But the foamy black powder clean is the best. I doubt we could get the Brown Bess or Long Rifle in a dishwasher!

highpowermatch 06-26-2009 3:30 PM

works great! just don't forget to remove them before she goes to empty the dish washer!!!!!

jazman 06-26-2009 4:18 PM

Actually, for stainless wheel guns it works quite well. I'd suggest taking off the stocks first.

GhillieGuy 06-29-2009 2:45 AM

i really hope no one did this to those glocks..

pax 06-29-2009 12:43 PM

Husbands and boyfriends are useful for cleaning guns. :) Probably not brothers though, they'd probably tell you to clean it yourself!

ojisan 06-29-2009 1:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rimfire17 (Post 2690820)
I use Hoppes, too. It takes me back to helping my father clean guns when I was a kid. I love the smell!

Do you just pour the Hoppes into the liquid soap auto-dispenser thingy?
:confused:


:p

Turbinator 06-29-2009 3:57 PM

+1 on the fear of lead residue getting onto your dishes. Next step is it gets into your system, and before you know it, you have a lead poisoning problem. Worst case, your kids (if you have any) damage their neurological systems and it's irreversible.

I would just continue to clean guns the old fashioned way, except the dish soap and old toothbrush method I personally use on my Glock frame. This seems to be ok and the lead residue does not find its way back into my system..

Turby

M. Sage 06-30-2009 6:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QuarterBoreGunner (Post 2648993)
I have a friend that does this with his black powder revolvers; swears by it.

Black powder is corrosive, and lots of hot soapy water is just the fix. ;)

trashman 07-26-2009 9:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M. Sage (Post 2709691)
Black powder is corrosive, and lots of hot soapy water is just the fix. ;)

I thought that the threat from black powder is its hygroscopicity - namely that it absorbs water and so the corrosion would result from that...

--Neill

chickenfried 07-26-2009 9:35 PM

I don't see it. Wouldn't the crap the dishwasher didn't remove stay on the gun just like it did on the dish? My dishwasher looks pretty spic and span after a wash. I'm still not doing it though :p

Quote:

Originally Posted by taloft (Post 2649342)
Call me crazy but, I don't like the concept of all the crap from my guns getting on my dishes. How'd she put it, "The modern day power of steam, soap, and dry heat." Yeah, someone might want to tell her that those don't always remove everything. Ever see a dish come out with food still stuck on it? Maybe if I had a dedicated machine to do this with.


nick 07-26-2009 9:44 PM

Glocks can take it.

nick 07-26-2009 9:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pax (Post 2702979)
Husbands and boyfriends are useful for cleaning guns. :) Probably not brothers though, they'd probably tell you to clean it yourself!

Apparently not. We (boyfriends) don't clean it well enough, and until we learn how to make the guns spotless, we're banned from using them :)

asnlady 08-22-2009 8:43 PM

She owns a lot of guns.


I guess I'm stating the obvious.

Ladybird 08-22-2009 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Khram (Post 2648247)
I find many women and some men too dislike the smell of Hoppes 9. Some like it for nostalgic reasons it seems. I still use it a lot.

Yep. I'm sensitive to certain smells. Luckily, the husband loves cleaning guns so I don't have to. :)

okimreloaded 01-01-2010 1:18 AM

I have heard of people doing this to glocks before and they can take it. i read a glock torture test where a guy dunked it in wet baby powder and then shot it- rinsed it off in a bucket of dirty water and kept going.

mather911 01-04-2010 8:52 AM

My wife loves to go shooting, she hunts with me as well. She helps field dress the deer and with butchering. She keeps us fed and stocked up on supplies. No complaints from me if I have to clean all the guns. Besides nobody cleans them to my expectations anyway, so I prefer to do it myself.

I have to admit, it is awful sexy to watch your wife crank off a few rounds from a 50 cal Hawken, lay that down and tear up the paper with an SKS. Her favorite gun is the SKS. I am thinking about getting her an AR in the .223, I have no doubt that she would really like that.

redneckshootist 01-06-2010 9:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HK Dave (Post 2674213)
You've got to be kidding me.. people really do this?

well lets see what I have done.... guns in the dishwasher, transfer case and transmission parts in the dishwasher, complete firearms in the oven to bake on paint finishes, barrels in the freezer, brass in the washing machine followed by sticking it in the oven to dry it fast....

luckystrike 01-07-2010 4:50 AM

oh no I see an M9 in the picture......poor pistols:[

JaMail 01-07-2010 5:56 AM

blah, whats the difference between it being in a 300 degree trunk for a couple hours out in the sun in palm springs or corona?

wow, people scared of water hurting their guns..


i mentioned in another thread, this is how they had us clean our m16a1's in basic training after excercises in the rain and mud, we would string the parts on a hanger and dunk them in big barrels of boiling water a couple of times, then dunk them in warm water to rinse, then under cold water to final rinse, then we would wipe them down and oil them up..

diginit 01-31-2010 7:54 PM

This will eventually strip the blued finish from the guns. Great idea though.
If you like bare metal that will rust overnight.

arose789 02-02-2010 11:46 PM

That is awesome. I wish that method worked =)


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