Dirty magazines

Dirty magazines

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    Dirty magazines

    No, not the ones from the newsstand.

    I just got back from the gun show with two new magazines for my pistol. Popped them out of the ziplocks, and was surprised to find them covered with a sticky layer of goo. I'm assuming this is a protectant for the blued finish, but it isn't quite as gooey as grease or as gunky as cosmolene.

    Like my technical terms? Hey, I'm a biologist, OK?!?

    How should I clean it off? Or should I just buff it off as much as I can? Should I put a thin layer of oil on the magazine, or just wipe it down with a silicone cloth?

    Thanks for the help.
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    I use simple green for stuff like that.
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    Just use an old cotton t-shirt rag and wipe them off very good. Then use your favorite solvent, Gunzilla, or rust prevent.

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    good old #9 will do the job. or just clean them with what you use to clean your guns. i would break them down and clean the insides.
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    I thought you meant actual dirty mags. My M9 mags in iraq get dirty and rounds start falling out and the follower won't move unless I smack it.

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    I've taken to one of the new "dry" lubes, Eezox, for my magazines. It cleans very well, then drys, leaving a very slick, dry, easy to clean surface. With this product the mags are dry and attract and hold very little grime. Eezox is also a good rust inhibitor. I put no "wet' lube in any of my mags.

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