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    Unhappy I have no words.

    So I'm dating this girl for about a month now and she had gone through the police academy in which she was required to own a pistol (Glock 9mm)

    She says she never really liked, or cared about guns, ammo ect... just had it for the course.



    So I was cleaning my rifle yesterday, and then she tells me this amazing piece of information:
    "I used to clean my glock in the DISH WASHER! It passed inspection everytime and they never knew it"


    "Life is like a box of chocolate... You never know who you are going to shoot."

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    And you are changing girl friends when?
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    Funny you should mention that. I was going to start a thread on this.

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    Also, I was at a gun show and was talking to an armorer. I asked him how he cleans his guns. He says he completely disassembles them (not just field strip, but down to the component parts), puts everything in a bucket of Dawn dishwasher liquid and then just uses a toothbrush to rinse them off.

    I did that last night on 5 of my Glocks. Works great. I now have very clean guns...and soft and smooth hands.
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    Can I clean my Glock in the dishwasher?
    You could, but would you want to? First, there is a possibility that the high temperatures could weaken the plastic parts. Second, and more important, you are filling your dishwasher with various chemical foulings including lead; and lead is poisonous.
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    I've heard of lots of folks cleaning thier guns and other _metal_ parts in a dishwasher.
    Thing is though that you do so in a dishwasher that is not used to clean dishes (!)
    As noted you got exposure to leads and other chemicals (gun lube!) which is not exactly healthful.
    Also I too would not put plastics in their for obvious reasons of weakening.

    No surprise that your girl though is not into guns.
    How many cops are into 'cars' or do autocross in their private life? Even as their vehicle and having an ability to drive at high skill levels are a key component of their overall academy training and can in general be critical knowledge sets toward their career.

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    Hmmmmm... now if only I could get the AK to fit in there....
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    I've just got to say:

    Can I clean my Glock in the dishwasher?
    You could, but would you want to? First, there is a possibility that the high temperatures could weaken the plastic parts. Second, and more important, you are filling your dishwasher with various chemical foulings including lead; and lead is poisonous.
    We all know that guns don't get hot when firing them ... if this is a legitimate concern, then I'm legitimately concerned for the reliability of Glocks.

    Oh... that's right... they can handle thousands of rounds in one go... with no melted plastic bits... methinks this wasn't a well thought out comment in a thread full of strange ideas.

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    Um, isn't that how you're supposed to clean Tupperware?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Balsac View Post
    Hmmmmm... now if only I could get the AK to fit in there....
    You may need to take it to a restaurant to feed it through their industrial washer.

    Just be sure when you walk in you tell them you are here to do some cleaning, so they don't misunderstand your intentions.
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    LOL...

    I see the next thread already.... "Best dishwasher detergent to use for my Glock 19?"
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    I have been washing guns, engine parts and other "stuff" that needed a good cleaning for years. Do a complete disassemble, use HOT water, grease cutting dishwashing soap and a used tooth brush. Rinse in HOT water and blow dry with compressed air. Then spray with a water displaceing lube, wipe down and lube and assemble.
    Use a brass brush on the barrels and other really dirty stuff. Works great on glocks and all other types of stuff that really needed a good cleaning. Better than chemicals. Does not remove copper or lead from barrels but does a outstanding job on grease, carbon and other fowl stuff. Plus no odor. Becareful of using the kitchen sink - it may leave a grease ring.
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    Wait a minute. You guys clean your Glocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balsac View Post
    LOL...

    I see the next thread already.... "Best dishwasher detergent to use for my Glock 19?"
    Cascade and Jet Dry work good. Clean Glock with no spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    You may need to take it to a restaurant to feed it through their industrial washer.

    Just be sure when you walk in you tell them you are here to do some cleaning, so they don't misunderstand your intentions.
    In order to avoid facial burning from steam damage, I'd recommend putting on a ski mask before entering the back door of the establishment in question. Announce in a clear, loud manner "I have an AK here!!!" They will direct you toward the nearest industrial dishwasher at their first opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    We all know that guns don't get hot when firing them ... if this is a legitimate concern, then I'm legitimately concerned for the reliability of Glocks.

    Oh... that's right... they can handle thousands of rounds in one go... with no melted plastic bits... methinks this wasn't a well thought out comment in a thread full of strange ideas.

    The frame doesn't get over 100* while shooting, which the "Dry" cycle in a washer certainly can. I do partial grip reductions with a low-temp heat gun. Don't set it on dry, and it shouldn't be a problem.

    Personally, I use a soak in Marvel Mystery Oil followed by pressurized degreaser on the slide and Hoppe's Elite, followed by a rinse under hot tap water for the frame.

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