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    Cleaning the recoil rod and spring...

    How do you guys clean it?

    After spraying M-Pro7 on it, laying it out for 10 minutes and wiping it down; the rod still shows some dirt stains when I replaced it back and rack the slide to view it.

    Wondering how to have a clean rod--no pun intended. Thanks.

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    The polymer guiderods don't really need lubrications, as the plastic is slicker than metal would be.

    Truthfully. I use a toothbrush and Breakfree CLP. I just rub the brush up and down the sides briefly, and thats it.

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    Good advice ship! After coming back from the range, I brush it.

    It beats spraying it with solvent and folding a cloth to get in between the spring.

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    Brake cleaner and an air hose. Keep the oil away.

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    Well, I've cleaned guiderods that way since 1993. If U clean it after every shoot, the oil on the springs can't cause any issues...

    As I said on another thread when someone asked how to clean a gun - we all have our own way to do it. No way is necessarily worng.

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    An air hose does help...but I don't have one. The hose will definitely remove all left over residue. I can't seem to get rid of that.

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    Canned air.

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    That is why I am going to get a small and cheap air compressor in the next few months. Spray the cleaner on, air hose it off and you're set to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Truthfully. I use a toothbrush and Breakfree CLP. I just rub the brush up and down the sides briefly, and thats it.

    +1 on that. CLP is my friend, just don't go overboard with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockamaniaŽ View Post
    An air hose does help...but I don't have one. The hose will definitely remove all left over residue. I can't seem to get rid of that.
    If you use brake cleaner, you don't NEED compressed air. That is the benefit of brake cleaner: it evaporates. I like compressed air, just to make sure. (This was just my "quick answer" and an easy, no bones standby method)

    In reality, I use a polymer-safe degreaser and parts brush, followed by Formula 409 and another brush, followed by a water rinse and the compressed air. I sounds invloved, but the parts look new and I can do EVERY part in my GLOCKS in about three minutes during a detail strip. (This doesn't include brushing the barrel.)

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