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    hygiene question...

    ...Not for me, you all, for my polymer framed pistols. I've been giving the polymer frames on my Glock and XD a wipe down with a cotton patch dampened with Simple Green. This does a great job of removing skin oil gunk and powder residue, but leaves a bit of a film. My question is, would it be OK to wipe down these polymer frames with a 50/50 solution of distilled water and alcohol? Or is there a better overall solution (no pun intended) out there? Let me know... Thanks.

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    CLP works wonders. It's all my Glocks see.

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    The Glock polymer frames are extremely solvent resistant.
    No problem at all with Alcohol.

    QKShooter Insta-test - I just wiped my entire Glock frame down with an old washcloth soaked/saturated with straight 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. - No reaction - ZIP - nada - no problem.

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    My Glock frames get over spray sometimes and I wipe them down. I don't see why any dish washing detergent and water would hurt on a washcloth. I use a dry toothbrush for the nooks and crannies on mine.

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    I spray mine down with CLP with no worries. No residue and they are clean as a whistle.
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    Thanks for the advice.

    I think I'll go with the 50/50 distilled water and alcohol, wipe and toothbrush idea.

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    Not to start any flame war, but when the Glock came out, wasn't it called the dishwasher safe gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffd View Post
    Not to start any flame war, but when the Glock came out, wasn't it called the dishwasher safe gun?
    Not that I remember, but it was called 'tupperware'. Wouldn't suggest putting it in the microwave though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Not that I remember, but it was called 'tupperware'. Wouldn't suggest putting it in the microwave though.
    Is okay to put in the microwave without the bullets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenSaber View Post
    Is okay to put in the microwave without the bullets?
    Just the receiver (lower), and preferably with a baked potato on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffd View Post
    Not to start any flame war, but when the Glock came out, wasn't it called the dishwasher safe gun?
    I remember that too.

    In fact I knew of one gal that cleaned her Glock by putting it in the dishwasher. No, I'm not kidding.

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    you can leave the Glock in a single piece. Just be ready to get another microwave.
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    For CLP, I do not use it on any thing that is not metal. The fact is the teflon in it is a fine abrasive and oil breaks down plastic and rubber compounds over time. I personally would not recommend it. There are many type gun cleaners designed for this type of application. When in dout use dishsoap and water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2022 View Post
    For CLP, I do not use it on any thing that is not metal. The fact is the teflon in it is a fine abrasive and oil breaks down plastic and rubber compounds over time. I personally would not recommend it. There are many type gun cleaners designed for this type of application. When in dout use dishsoap and water.
    Can you provide any documentation on this?

    I've had Glock employees recommend Breakfree CLP.

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