Drying a pistol in the clothes dryer

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    Drying a pistol in the clothes dryer

    I just bought an ultrasonic cleaner for my new Sig Sauer P226. There are lots of great articles and videos about using an ultrasonic cleaner. Most suggest air drying, compressed air or a hair dryer. I have even seen the suggestion to use the oven.

    We have an accessory for our clothes dryer that I think may be the perfect solution. It is a rack that mounts inside the dryer. It is intended for drying wet sneakers. The sneakers remain stationary on the rack while the drum spins. No more bowling ball in the dryer effect. I am thinking I can lay a towel over the rack and then lay the gun parts on the towel and then run on low heat. What do you think?

    Here is a link for the dryer rack:

    Amazon.com: Whirlpool 8212450A Dryer Rack for 27-Inch Dryers: Home Improvement

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    This is only a personal opinion but both the cleaning methods and drying methods all seem like overkill for what really is a simple 15-minute task, even if the pistol is gunked up.

    That said, there is no reason why the dryer rack couldn't work for the purpose.
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    Why not just use a rag? No sense paying for electric when I can do it myself for free....

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    You can take your metal parts and put them all into a large strainer. Pop that into boiling water for a few minutes as your final rinse and quickly shake them off...then lay them out on a few paper towels and they will dry themselves very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorrob86 View Post
    I just bought an ultrasonic cleaner for my new Sig Sauer P226. There are lots of great articles and videos about using an ultrasonic cleaner. Most suggest air drying, compressed air or a hair dryer. I have even seen the suggestion to use the oven.

    We have an accessory for our clothes dryer that I think may be the perfect solution. It is a rack that mounts inside the dryer. It is intended for drying wet sneakers. The sneakers remain stationary on the rack while the drum spins. No more bowling ball in the dryer effect. I am thinking I can lay a towel over the rack and then lay the gun parts on the towel and then run on low heat. What do you think?

    Here is a link for the dryer rack:

    Amazon.com: Whirlpool 8212450A Dryer Rack for 27-Inch Dryers: Home Improvement
    Careful. If your parts have solvents, etc. wicked in them you may end up with nasty industrial odor on your next batch of clothes...
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    Yeah, it you do it, I'd definitely make sure the wife is gone.
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    my glocks are dish washer safe (upper rack), pass

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    Seems silly to stick a Sig in the dryer for tons of different reasons. Mainly I wouldn't do it because it could lead to an oder issue as was mentioned before.

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    I always thought my loose pocket change in the dryer made a lot of noise. If that Sig jumped off that shelf........
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    Be sure to clean the lint screen first...and throw in a fresh dryer sheet.
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    Have ya'll seen this Florida news release?

    Man Tumbled in Dryer by Wife, News at 9!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Have ya'll seen this Florida news release?

    Man Tumbled in Dryer by Wife, News at 9!
    That be me if I tried a stunt like drying gun parts in the cloths dryer ........... I'm not allowed to even do laundry
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    or "Wife beats husband with dryer rack...film at 11"
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