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Old 08-08-2009, 3:29 PM
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Default I over oiled my Glock

Can I use brake cleaner on it now to remove all the oil?
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Can't you just wipe it off?
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strip it and wipe it off. why would you need brake cleaner?
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There's a bit in the firing pin channel. Should I detail strip it and just wipe it down?
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Sorry I don't know enough about Glocks to answer intelligently, but can't you let gravity allow it to ooze out. Or maybe put a towel or absorbent material to slowly let it wick itself out of the channel?

Or a snap cap in the chamber, and hopefully the action of the striker will push out the oil?
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I'd just wipe it down. I don't think alittle bit of oil in the firing pin channel is going to hurt anything. But who knows, it is a Glock. I'd stay away from brake cleaner though, personally.
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Just shoot it wet and sloppy. Better than being dry...
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+1 to the dishwasher idea, works great. I turn mine down to the low-temp wash
cycle though. I'm not sure if all have this setting, its just that it being a glock, low temp my be a good idea.
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Detail strip it and wipe it down.... or do you not know how to detail strip a Glock? If not, now is as good a time as any to learn how!
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Oil in the firing pin will attract junk. This can slow the firing pin down and cause light primer strikes. Not sure about brake clean and glock plastic...
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I bet a MAF cleaner would be a little safer then brake cleaner.
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throw it in sand to soak up the oil. it'll shoot regardless.
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throw it in sand to soak up the oil. it'll shoot regardless.
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compressed air... wear eye protection...
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Oh Jeezus, if you have to de-oil the pig, use electronics cleaner.

Why do folks use so much oil on their guns?? They are not Salmon steaks.
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Watch as some of the above listed cleaners will melt plastic. Granted it's not going to melt through but it will destroy the surface.
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compressed air... wear eye protection...
Yep, wipe it down. If there is too much in a place you don't like and still is there then blow it out with compressed air.
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Watch as some of the above listed cleaners will melt plastic. Granted it's not going to melt through but it will destroy the surface.
Affirmative......that's why the electronics cleaner, it won't even hurt cheap
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Thanks for the info. When I get home I'll take 'er apart.
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just use a q tip to swab out the channel.
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Throw it into the microwave and the excess will evaporate off.
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brake cleaner could potentially eat the plastic of the frame. I did this on a polymer .22 rifle one time and it sucks because it darn near melts the stuff. DON'T do it.
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Throw it into the microwave and the excess will evaporate off.
I can keep it loaded, right?
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I can keep it loaded, right?
Of course. Actually, you should load up with old ammo, since the process will freshen it up and push back the expiration date.

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Of course. Actually, you should load up with old ammo, since the process will freshen it up and push back the expiration date.

Statements like this on a public forum always worry me, then again, population control isn't such a bad thing.
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I thought glocks were invincible!!! hahahaha just messin
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Statements like this on a public forum always worry me, then again, population control isn't such a bad thing.
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why would u use brake cleaner when there's MPRO-7... super good stuff, and its not hazardous like everything else... gets guns really clean, no odor, nontoxic, and won't ruin finish.
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why would u use brake cleaner when there's MPRO-7... super good stuff, and its not hazardous like everything else... gets guns really clean, no odor, nontoxic, and won't ruin finish.
Cause I likely already have some in the backyard...
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What's the best way to get the BreakFree CLP off the slide? No matter how much I wipe it just seems to come back.
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Sixty different suggestions...wow.

Detail strip. Wipe out channel with a Qtip. Put back together. It's not like you are carrying it in Iraq.
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simple green and a hair dryer has worked for me (but then I don't own a glock)
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a pipe cleaner maybe?
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Please, no brake cleaner, electronic cleaner, contact cleaner, etc. As stated earlier, some of those compounds will degrade the Glock's "space age polymer" frame. Some leave residue which is not desirable.

There is a plastic liner in the firing pin channel. Don't try to remove it. Use a weapons-specific cleaner such as Gun Scrubber and hose out the slide, including the firing pin channel, and the frame. Compressed air works well to remove excess cleaner and oil residue. If you don't have a compressor, canned air works fine.

Then follow proper lubricating procedure and your Glock will indeed be, once again, invincible.
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Please, no brake cleaner, electronic cleaner, contact cleaner, etc. As stated earlier, some of those compounds will degrade the Glock's "space age polymer" frame. Some leave residue which is not desirable.

There is a plastic liner in the firing pin channel. Don't try to remove it. Use a weapons-specific cleaner such as Gun Scrubber and hose out the slide, including the firing pin channel, and the frame. Compressed air works well to remove excess cleaner and oil residue. If you don't have a compressor, canned air works fine.

Then follow proper lubricating procedure and your Glock will indeed be, once again, invincible.

Sounds great, I'll have to pickup some cleaner tomorrow or so.

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Just piss on it and it'll get cleaned quick.
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