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How do you clean your P64

Post by raypol » January 6th, 2006, 7:26 pm

I suppose everyone cleans their pistol after a few thousand rounds. What do you clean with and what do you use for rust prevention both for carrying and storing.

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Post by mongo » January 6th, 2006, 11:08 pm

Hoppes #9

I use some Milspec weapons oil I brought back with me after Iraq. spray on stuff.

I use carnuba wax on blued weapons and motor oil on parkerized weapons..

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Post by abwehr » January 7th, 2006, 7:36 am

I clean after each shooting session; a clean weapon is a dependable weapon!

I have used Hoppes #9, but currently using a Military bore cleaner that works great. After cleaning I use a combination of oil and grease. The oil is a Milspec lubricant for the fire control parts, and the grease (a German military machine gun grease) is for sliding surfaces like the slide, etc. In the summer, I use another German high temperature, Barium Soap based grease. On the outside finish I use Clenzoil; this is a great surface protectant.

I normally wipe the outside surface every day or two. For my "Safe Queen" firearms, the Clenzoil lasts a Looong time; usually a twice a year check and wipe.

On my MG42 and 1919A4 Browning, I use synthetic motor oil and Castrol Wheel Bearing Grease. Matter of fact, the Castrol Grease works great in pistols too as long as you thin is a little with other oil (winter for sure).

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Post by xelloss » January 7th, 2006, 5:58 pm

I use Sweet's 7.62 for solvent and Shooter's Choice FP10 for lubricant with a little bit of grease... I've been using this combo for years now, and it always gives good results... Remoil, however, has only dissappointed me... :( :( :( Breakfree CLP is okay stuff (does a good job protection-wise), but doesn't stay where you put it like FP10 does... I've NEVER had any rust on a gun I've used FP10 on, and I own over 50 firearms... ;D ;D ;D

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Post by hawkerjim » April 9th, 2006, 5:19 pm

Cleaning without dissambly.

For years I have used brake cleaner to clean and degrease my guns. the metel surface is very clean so re-lubing is vital. Stuff dries quickly. I have been advised by tru experts not to routinely dissamble an auto for cleaning. I like M1 grease and Cleansoil for re-lube.

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Post by tunnelrat » April 9th, 2006, 6:16 pm


For years I have used brake cleaner to clean and degrease my guns. the metel surface is very clean so re-lubing is vital. Stuff dries quickly. I have been advised by tru experts not to routinely dissamble an auto for cleaning.
I have used brake cleaner in the past. Currently, I'm experimenting with a can of Break Free that seems to be doing the job. Then I follow up with a spray of the CLP. Frankly, I prefer using Mobile One as a lube, but I am giving the CLP a shot to see how it works.

I have never heard about not routinely disassembling an auto for cleaning. However, I try to remain open to the advice of a "tru expert". Can you provide the names of some of these experts, or perhaps reference some of their books or magazine articles? I would be interested in what they have to say.

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Post by p64 » April 9th, 2006, 11:19 pm

Every thousand rounds or so a teardown and foaming bore cleaner.
Every trip to the range, field strip, clean and lube.
Every week, even if not fired, bore snake and lube.
Hoppes #9 and Hoppes gun oil.

First thing I did on purchasing was tear down, scrub, clean and lube very thoroughly.
I'm a believer in a clean weapon.

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Post by hawkerjim » April 23rd, 2006, 11:16 am

Tunnelrat

Don't want to give out this elderly lgentlemen's name but he was the firearms instructor and I believe did some armorer type work for the state police.

He participated in handgun competition for years and is a bigtime gun collector.

He has been my S&W mentor for years.

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Post by hawkerjim » April 23rd, 2006, 11:25 am

Removing minor imperfections in factory grips.

Get a good metal polish; Flitz, McGuires. Apply by hand or bufferor with electric drill with buffer.

Wax with a good automotive carnuba wax; McGuires.

For deeper scratches try 1500-2000 Wet sandpaper followed by the above.

I wax the whole exterior of the gun. It's a personal thing. Believe it or not this doesn't make it slippery.

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Post by hawkerjim » April 23rd, 2006, 4:58 pm

Re. OIL

As long as everybody is touting their favorite oil,mine is Clenzoil,1-800-oilitup,www.Clenzoil.com.

What a great website!!!

New springs work great!!!

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Post by abwehr » April 23rd, 2006, 5:04 pm

I use Clenzoil myself for the past 12 years to prevent rust, this stuff is great! It is also useful for light lubricating, but grease is still my favorite lubricant. For long term storage I use RIG grease lightly wiped on all the surfaces.

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Post by bkiles » April 23rd, 2006, 10:11 pm

my Dad got me to using Break Free. It cleans and oils all at once. I have used it for a while now and really like it.

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Post by nimble1 » April 26th, 2006, 6:05 am

I bought a large bottle of milspec Breakfree CLP many years ago and still using it. I use Tetra teflon grease on moving or bearing surfaces. This has worked well for me in humid south Fla. for many years. I have been thinking about a wax for my carry P-64 as the oil does rub off. A was that many collectors use for protection is called Ren-Wax. Can be used on all surfaces for protection. Only problem is, its expensive.

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