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    Degreaser

    I was installing some night sights on my Glock. The instructions said to remove the old sights, degrease the area, let it dry and then continue.

    The only thing I had was Break Free. Is that going to work or did I completely mess things up?
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    I use brake cleaner it dissolves grease and oil and drys without a film
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    I am not sure how it will work on guns, but Ultra Dish Soap has degreaser.

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    I think alcohol would work too
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    Automotive paint prep wash or simple green. Rubbing alcohol if you don't have anything else. CLP would not be a degreaser. Birchwood Casey 'Action Blaster' claims to be a degreaser also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I use brake cleaner it dissolves grease and oil and drys without a film
    Ditto on the brake cleaner. I've used it on blued steel pistols before. Can't say what its effects on the Glock plastics would be, though I imagine it wouldn't be good. If restricting to use on the slide only, it should be fine.

    Brownell's sells a number of different degreasing products: click. I've used the Gun Scrubber product, by Birchwood-Casey. If I were doing a Glock, I'd search for something specifically designed to handle plastics, such as the Quick-Scrub Action Cleaner, by Shooter's Choice.
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    Only non-chlorinated brake cleaner.

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    I think Break-free is a 'greaser'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaskasava View Post
    I think Break-free is a 'greaser'.
    Tis indeed. Birchwood Casey Gunscrubber on the other hand is a solvent/degreaser and is probably what the OP needed.

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    What is normally considered to be the degreaser used for removing oils, grease, fingerprints etc. on firearms is called TriChlor Ethylene or nick named just TriChlor.
    It is commonly called SPRAY CONTACT CLEANER and is available in an aerosol spray can and is usually a standard "any hardware store" item.

    I'm afraid that if you used Break Free as a degreaser then you are going to need to start over again because Break Free is a lubricant and cleaner and not a degreaser. It is the exact opposite of a degreaser.
    So the Break Free oil is what you would want to remove from the surface by using a degreaser.
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