Cleaning DA semi-auto

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    GroovyTed1
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    (12/22/02 8:29:05 am)
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    Hi Y'all,

    I have a CZ75B, and when taking it down for cleaning, I notice a lot of crud down in the workings inside the grip area (where the magazine sits). I tried to wipe it out with q-tips, but had only limited success.

    What do you guys do to keep this stuff cleaned up?

    Thanks!
    -gt

    Xracer
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    (12/22/02 9:33:44 am)
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    If there's room, use an old toothbrush and Hoppe's Nitro Solvent.....after you've cleaned it with the Nitro Solvent, clean it again with rubbing alcohol. If a toothbrush is too large, go to WallyWorld and buy some brushes for cleaning an electric razor.

    I save all of my worn-out toothbrushes for purposes such as this. You can custom bend the handles by heating it with a cigarette lighter and bending to the shape you want.

    Tac401
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    (12/22/02 11:21:16 am)
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    I agree with X however, if all else fails then get a
    gallon of solvent, remove grip panels, and place
    the gun in a container that won't scratch the
    finish, let it soak for an hour or so, then vigorously
    shake/agitate it in beneath the solvent until clean.

    Then just wipe any remaining loose visible crud(if any)
    also wiping any excess solvent, let the gun dry, then
    oil/lube internals lightly as normal and also place a light
    coating of oil/lube(I prefer synthetic for both aplications)
    on the rest of the metal of the entire gun, i.e. barrel,
    frame, slide, both inside & out.


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    1badassmagnum
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    (12/22/02 12:10:57 pm)
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    I spray my desert eagle down with gun scrubber.the hogue grips do not seem affected by the solvent.after each shooting I completely dissemble the slide, barrel,springs,and the platform and spray everything down with gun scrubber.then I oil everything trigger,firing pin,safeties,etc and put the gun away in its case.the foam inside absorbs the extra oil making this a great storage compartment.when time comes to shoot,wipe down the gun and your ready to go.

    Tac401
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    (12/23/02 2:33:43 pm)
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    I use gun scrubber too, and Eezox synthetic CLP, been
    using it for years, a bit pricey but have yet to see
    anything beat it!


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    rayra
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    (12/23/02 10:15:23 pm)
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    usually spray / flood the hard to reach areas with Gun Scrubber, as well.

    Rich