Cleaning frame

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    Cleaning frame

    Sorry if this has been discussed already but I could not find anything specific on it.
    I field strip my gun after each range use and clean it and spray on some Remoil. There is small crevices and nooks and crannies inside the frame. What I was wondering is how does one go about getting the frame clean without dis assembling it? Is there some kind of spray I can use? If spray is used does it need to be blown out with air? How about spraying some Remoil inside the frame afterwards?
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    Breakfree makes a spray cleaner in a can. If it isn't in a critical area the buildup won't hurt anything and I don't worry about it. Polymer requires different chemicals than steel or alloy sometimes so be careful. Breakree is always a good bet though.

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    If you use a Q-tip you can get most of the stuff that matters. I'm pretty compulsive about cleaning my guns, and with a little extra time you can get pretty much all excess grime. The more you clean and learn your gun the faster and more thorough your cleaning becomes as well. I also use paper towels instead of gun patches(except in the bore). I find I can twist them into shapes and soak up more dirt than I could with the latter. I would recommend break-free too. I have used Rem-oil and feel that break-free is a superior product.
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    May I suggest a product called Poly Dunk-Kit.
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    Don't know what weapon you carry, but my 1911's are a piece of cake to totally disassemble. I find it relaxing. My favorite gunsmith recommends spray brake cleaner. It will clean everything, but I worry about lubrication afterwards. It totally removes all dirt and grease, leaving a totally dry gun. I can detail strip my 1911's in less than five minutes. Cleaning and lubing adds another 10, and reassembly is five minutes more. Add a function check, and I've spent a total of less than a half hour on something I totally put my life on. Cheap insurance, but there are still idiots out there that don't even check the oil in their cars!

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    I use Q-tips - the kind on a wooden stick. They do pretty well. If the cotton part is too big, rip some off so its smaller. I've got a bunch of them I stockpiled when I could get them for free. Maybe brake cleaner and re-lubing will be my answer when I'm out of these. That sounds reasonable.

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    I just use Hopkins #9 and clean white patches to clean my Glock’s, and Kel-Tek like I do on all the rest of my guns. Then a little Remington oil to treat all the moving parts

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    Q-tip with Hoppes #9 on the hard to reach places. I let it soak then spray with a gunscrubber solvent to blow and clean out the crud. I then wipe down with a old t-shirt and let air dry. I then reoil as required.

    What ever you use make sure it is safe to use on the gun before.

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    Some good tips, thanks. The dunk kit sounds interesting, but after viewing a youtube video on detail striping a Glock,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BKwYNwox7Q, I took mine apart and noticed areas that had oil, like the firing pin spring. The dunk kit may remove this and I would need to replace the oil the same as with the brake cleaner (Thats some nasty stuff, as a contractor we carry about 4 cans of it ) As with AZ Huskers response, I too can now dis assemble the Glock, clean, re lube and assemble in about the same time. The Q-Tip and breakfree sounds like the best combo.
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    I use cheap non-chlorinated brake cleaner from the auto parts store. It's virtually identical in composition to Gun Scrubber, but a hell of a lot cheaper. Just make sure to re-oil everything afterwards since it take ALL of the lubrication off.

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    +1 for Q tip with Hopes #9.

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