How do you clean the innerds of your XDm?

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  1. azshooter270

    azshooter270 XDTalk Newbie

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    What methods do y'all use to clean the frame-side works and the slide-side works? I'm using a spray scrubber solvent with a toothbrush, but I'm worried I'm just shoving gunk further down into the mechanisms.

    Any help?
     
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    Break-free CLP. If its too dirty for that then I'll detail-strip it. So far, it hasn't been, but I HAVE torn it down so I know how it goes back together.
     
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    azshooter270 XDTalk Newbie

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    That's ambitious.
    I have a vision of walking into a gunsmith with a box full of parts...
     
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    Oh one thing more, I try to use clean-burning powder --- there are a couple of brands out there tht make cleaning more difficult ... names not quote to protect the guilty.[​IMG]
     
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    I use Gun Srcubber Synthetic Safe gun cleaner to spray out the inside and the let it dry (short time) and the clean and lube the easy parts.
     
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    Q-TIPS and Hoppes solvent.:D
     
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    The slide, barrel, guide rod, and spring go in to the ultrasonic cleaner for about 480 seconds. The receiver gets blasted with non-chlorinated brake parts cleaner (same thing as gun scrubber, but it costs a lot less) and then q-tips and hoppes #9
     
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    Gun scrubber n hoppes
     
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    My thoughts exactly. LOL
     
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    The XDs all detail strip pretty easily. They're uncomplicated guns and there are many tutorials on how to do it. Several vids on YouTube as well.

    They're rugged guns, it'd be hard to break em.
     
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    Might anyone using ultrasonic cleaners list brand names and sources? I am interested in learning more about them before I buy.
     
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    Sounds like gunscrubber and hoppe's.
    Thanks
     
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    azshooter270 XDTalk Newbie

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    Oh I meant gunscrubber and hoppe's, and q-tips!
     
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    Dont know the brand, but go to your local Harbor Freight and get the one listed for $79.99 on their web site and $89.99 in the stores. Make sure you print out the web page with the price and then they will honor the online price. As I said, do not put aluminum parts in the machine. As for solutions, I just use tap water and a few drops of dish washing soap, but you can buy dedicated solutions to clean your firearms in an ultrasonic cleaner.
     

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