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      Junior Member Sig Al's Avatar
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      First time shooting 229

      Hi guys, I took my new P229 to the range today. I love it!! I was wondering what you all use for protecting the exterior of your guns. I cleaned and applied a light coating of the oil/conditioner that came with my Clean Bore kit to all the interior parts. I used the Silicone infused cloth that came with the kit to wipe down the exterior. I like not having an oily film on my Sig. Anyway, what do you all use? Thanks.

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      Just keep it wiped down with that silicone cloth and it should be just fine. Good luck.

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      Thanks for the reply Baldy. The Silicone Cloth is suposed to leave behind an Invisable coating right? It wiped on dry and the finish looks like new. No "shiny" look.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sig Al View Post
      ...protecting the exterior of your guns.
      The cloth you use will work, I simply wipe it with an old cloth t-shirt. Unless you are nearby the ocean and salt water, your gun is not going to became a block of rust. It's treated steel, a super finish. Now, if you store it away for months at a time, I'd rub it down periodically with an oil/silicone cloth.

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      I use stainless steel lube, it stays on a little better than most other lubes. Oh and congrats on the new toy. The Sig p229 it truly one of the best handguns on the market.

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      Thanks guys. After I cleaned and lubed, I wiped the exterior down with an old t-shirt then with the Silicone Cloth. I like how it looks. Clean and not oily. I just want to make sure that it will be protected. I don't plan on storing the Sig for a long period of time. If I were, then I might feel more comfortable with a ligh coating of oil. Thanks again for the replies.

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