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I have been thinking about getting some trueglo tfo sights, and was wondering how hard they are to clean. It just seems like it would be hard to clean the dust and mud out of them. How chemical resistant are they? Any input would be appreciated.
 

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I have Truglo TFOs on my XD9 for a little over 3 months now. I have shot over 1K rounds since I had it installed and it's holding up pretty well.

The sights are very easy to clean as long as you don't use cleaners/ lubricants that has harsh chemical compounds in it since the fiber optics is made of polystyrene (same ingredient used for disposable styrofoam cups). You can always do a self test by dropping a few drops of your cleaner/ lubricant on a styrofoam cup and let it sit there for a couple of minutes and if it didn't show any signs of damage to the cup then it should be fine.

I have used Eezox on my slide and my Truglo TFO sights never had issues or problems from direct exposure to it so it's safe to say that well known gun cleaners/ lubricant's such as Hoppe's, CLP, etc. would work just fine. If your concern about damage you can always mask the sights with strips of tape while you clean or spray your pistol with your desired cleaner/ lubricant;)




 

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I thought it was convenient that you mentioned eezox, as I just ordered 4 cans of it. I have never used it, but my brother swears by it. I guess I will go ahead and pull the trigger on the true glo.

Since you helped me, now I will help you:
Get the heck out of Bakersfield!!!!!!!!!

But really, Thanks
 

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I have several guns with TFOs and no problems yet keeping them clean. I just wipe them down with moist rag. I use Weapon Shield to clean my guns and it doesn't seem to effect the TFOs at all. Great Sights..........
 

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I thought it was convenient that you mentioned eezox, as I just ordered 4 cans of it. I have never used it, but my brother swears by it. I guess I will go ahead and pull the trigger on the true glo.

Since you helped me, now I will help you:
Get the heck out of Bakersfield!!!!!!!!!

But really, Thanks
No problem;)

I usually order Eezox from an Ebay vendor... I think there's only one on Ebay.

Eezox has always topped corrosion resistance experimental testing done by a few gun enthusiasts. Eezox will not fail you. A light coat should last about a couple of months.

This would be my last assignment in Bakersfield as a travelling medical practioner... We just got hit by a 2 day heat wave:-x

Have you found a gunsmith who'll be doing the install?
 

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My biggest concern is that I am a little rougher with my little xd than most could bear to watch. It is not uncommon for me to do a complete strip (except mag release and extractor) due to dust and dirt every 4-6 weeks. Let me tell ya, nooks and cranny's suck. I just wonder how hard the slots are to clean out.
 
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