You shouldn't have to use solvent to clean the gun. If done correctly the powder should just wipe off. You don't need to go through the whole process of cleaning, heating and applying every time. Once you notice the spent powders being difficult to wipe off or that you need a cleaner, then its time to heat up the parts and re-apply. You should be able to go about 5-10 sessions with your firearm before you have to do the whole process over again. That's not a problem because I think we all like an excuse to break down and clean our guns. Guns are fun.
I clean my XDm after every trip to the range. I realize I don't need to but, I enjoy and it can't hurt.
I do use the solvent , heat it before applying the CLP and then then let it cool off a few minutes ( not an hour, don't know if it takes longer to cool down for a rifle) . Wipe off the excess , reassemble and done.
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