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Hello Everyone,

I was moving some things around in my safe last night and for some reason, decided to flash a light into it. The safe is stored in a reasonably lit, but somewhat dim area. Anyway, upon looking in the safe with a bright light, I noticed a very thin layer of dust on the shelves and such. So now my OCD is kicking in. How often should I clean the inside of my safe? What should I use? I'm thinking Simple Green and a microfiber cloth should do the trick (shelves are just coated metal). So, do you ever clean the inside of your gun safe? If so, how and how often?

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Not the inside of the safe itself as the whole thing is carpet lined, but every now and then I pull the guns out and wipe them down with a clp cloth and check the dessicant.

I probably should give it a once over with the vacuum though, but I haven't noticed any dust accumulation on anything inside.

If it were me, and had metal shelves, I would just use a swiffer wipe and call it good.
 
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Not so much cleaning but I did lube my locks not to long ago. My safes are over 20 years old, S&G dial locks.

I just had to take the inside door cover off to get to the lock. Both dials are very smooth now.
 
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Never needed to. They are safes for queens, so they are always clean. Smile
 
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We have a service for that. Smile.


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Of course I would, if needed.
 
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Mine seals up tight enough that dust is not a problem.


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Never have.

I did have a stack-on locker for the kids bb guns years ago that got a wipe-down when pulled out of storage, but that's about it.

I do clean the firearms, though.
 
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Not the inside of the safe itself as the whole thing is carpet lined, but every now and then I pull the guns out and wipe them down with a clp cloth and check the dessicant.

I probably should give it a once over with the vacuum though, but I haven't noticed any dust accumulation on anything inside.

If it were me, and had metal shelves, I would just use a swiffer wipe and call it good.


You're right! Thanks guys! Fucken OCD!!!
 
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It could be that putting lower-output bulbs in nearby lighting fixtures would resolve the matter. Wink
 
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Inside my safes is probably the cleanest place in my house.

Besides, if I don't clean anywhere else, why would I clean in there?


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Read the posts here and went out to check mine. Nothing!

No dirt, dust or little critters.

Though not particularly expensive, I have noticed that the doors seem to be very tight when shut.

Made me feel better, finding nada.

Bob
 
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Unless something nasty spilled on a shelf, I don’t think I’d use a water based product in my safe that stores things that could rust.

For dusting metal shelves, I think I’d just spray down a microfiber rag with a little WD40. Dust everything off, let it air out a few minutes and, call it good.
 
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Have never felt the need to do such.
 
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