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Hey all, I have been watching Glock cleaning videos on youtube out of shear boredom lately. On some of these videos people are saying it is bad to clean your frame with oil and to use rubbing alcohol or just a nonoiled toothbrush. I have always cleaned with ballistol and starting to use weaponshield. Am I alright spraying ballistol and other oils and solvents in my frame when cleaning? If not I dont understand why. Can anyone clear this up?
 

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I don't see how it would hurt anything. I wipe my frames down (inside and out) with cleaning solvents whenever I get around to cleaning. Like Don though I wipe it off with a dry cloth afterward.
 

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I clean the frame with a lightly oiled clean rag so the dirt will stick to it, then wipe it again with a dry rag. Don't want too much oil or things could gunk up in there... BTW I do that with all my guns, not only Glock
 

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Yeah agreed with all the above. It's never been an issue for me. Wipe it down dry and you should be good to go.
 

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Hickock45 uses Ballistol, so it can't be too bad...

I use Mil-Comm premium weapon cleaner (MC25) for cleaning powder residue and stuff from polymer frames...
 

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Just clean off the extra and it will be just fine. Remember these pistols were designed for military use. Which means they are made for not only harsh environments but also harsh cleaners and so on
 

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Oil won't hurt the frame, just don't get oil into the firing pin channel, around the extractor, or other internals of the slide as it will collect gunk really quickly. I use Hoppe's Elite Cleaner and a cloth to clean everything including polymer. I use Hoppe's #9 for the bore of the barrel only.

Glock states that any product advertised for gun maintenance/cleaning can be used on their pistols.
 

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On non-metal parts soap and warm water will work.
Just dry them off.
Could not afford carb cleaner when rebuilding so I use dish soap and hot water. Worked very well. Look like new when I got done and it worked fine.
 

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I've used Simple Green & a tooth brush & warm-hot tap water & the frame was stripped including the slide lock, trigger bar, breach block etc..
I let the pistol frame air dry in front of a mini fan & reassemble..
I only use the few drops recomended of oil on the slide rails, barrel, slide/hood & connector..
You don't want to over lube a Glock as It will just get messy, No need for it..
I have in the past used TW-25B in place of the oil with 100% results as well..
 
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