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I tried searching to no avail. I've seen many posts on cleaning the metal on an XD, but what about the polymer. What do you use to clean the polymer frame?

Personally, I just wipe it down with an old tee-shirt that I have. However, there was some powder residue on the front of the frame. There I used Hoppes 9 and a soft toothbrush, then I wiped it down. The reason I'm asking is 'cause I would like to aviod using a cleaning product that might damage the frame.
 

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WWIIArmsLover said:
I tried searching to no avail. I've seen many posts on cleaning the metal on an XD, but what about the polymer. What do you use to clean the polymer frame?

Personally, I just wipe it down with an old tee-shirt that I have. However, there was some powder residue on the front of the frame. There I used Hoppes 9 and a soft toothbrush, then I wiped it down. The reason I'm asking is 'cause I would like to aviod using a cleaning product that might damage the frame.
I wipe it down with the same solvent. I use MPro7, works great
 

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I run a patch with some CLP on it over the parts near the muzzle and also along the trigger mechanism in the frame. I brush the tfrigger mechanism with a nylon brush and then blow it dry with compressed air, wipe the rest of the frame dry with a clean rag. Been working so far.
 

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On the outside of my slide i use marvel mystery oil. ive never had issues with the polymer i just wipe down with gun solvent and oil and wipe it down clean.I have no rust and shoot 200 to 400 rds a month.Had it right at 3 yrs
 

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On the outside of my slide i use marvel mystery oil. ive never had issues with the polymer i just wipe down with gun solvent and oil and wipe it down clean.I have no rust and shoot 200 to 400 rds a month.Had it right at 3 yrs
Only 200 to 400/month? Hmm, I must be doing something wrong, I go through several cases of ammo every month, but I have no rust either.
 

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Damn!!

I should have read the whole thread BEFORE putting the frame in the dishwasher. Seemed like a good idea to me. How was I to know you were joking?

-Dana
 

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Probably fine. Some people wash computer keyboards in the dishwasher. (You have to let them dry out real good before using them again....)
 

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There are also more than a few Glockers who have put their gun in the dishwasher.

Presumably they run their dishes through another time.

The best thing to clean your frame with is soap and water. It will remove most common dirt, won't even remotely damage the polymer, and won't leave any sort of oily residue.

Because I have some on hand, I use SLIP 2000's 725 Gun Degreaser, which is a water-based cleaner. Handy stuff too for removing oil on the metal prior to Armadilloizing it.
 
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