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Bought some new magazines for my P239. They are covered in some kind of sticky protectant. I’ve tried denatured alcohol, Hoppes and mil-com cleaner and none really removs it all that well. What do you use to get the goop off?
 
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I use 91% alcohol. Whatever you finally choose, be sure to clean the inside of the magazine tubes as well.
 
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I don't know what's on your new mags, but denatured or isopropyl alcohol should take off most preservatives. You might try acetone.



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WD-40, then denatured alcohol or acetone (be careful of acetone fumes...good ventilation required).
 
 
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Brake cleaner,inside and out.

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Remember after all the things listed above you will need oil/protectant reapplied.

Anything that will strip that like alcohol, break cleaner, or acetone will leave the mag completely void of oil and allow them to rust extremely fast.



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^^^^^ Yep.

However, make sure all excess lube is wiped off. A very thin coat is all you want left in the mag. Otherwise, it will pick up gunk with use.


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Same situation happened to me. The hive said mineral spirits. Worked great.


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Hoppes has worked fine. Isopropyl alcohol too. For heavier gunk like cosmoline I'd use mineral spirits.


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Another vote for 91% (or higher) alchohol from the grocery story first-aid shelf, and the thinnest coat of oil you can apply to the interior of the mag body and the exterior of the mag spring. You might want to apply the thin coat of oil and then run an old T-shirt through the mag body just to make sure you didn't leave any excess.
 
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Another vote for 91% (or higher) alchohol from the grocery story first-aid shelf, and the thinnest coat of oil you can apply to the interior of the mag body and the exterior of the mag spring. You might want to apply the thin coat of oil and then run an old T-shirt through the mag body just to make sure you didn't leave any excess.


Exactly what I do & I clean my mags as often as I clean the gun. For oil, I spray Rem Oil inside & out, then wipe dry with old socks (washed of course)


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Thanks for all of the suggestions. This is some sticky stuff. Will try brake cleaner tonight.

FWIW, after watching some of Max Michel's videos a while back, I've been wiping clean mags down with a silicone cloth in and out, and then wiping the excess off with a cotton cloth. That has worked well for me.
 
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you do need a bit of something to aid in preventing rust after you clean down to the bone. Just a little though. What you're going for is just enough oily stuff to prevent rust yet not attract and capture fouling. Less is probably better than more.



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Simple Green.

I, for one, do not oil my mag bodies on blued mags.

I also live in a dry climate, and don't carry guns that use blued mags. So the handful of guns that I do have blued mags for, the mags live in a climate controlled house and I've never had any rust issues.


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Brake cleaner,inside and out.


This. Just be sure to remove any plastic, such as the baseplate or follower, and keep it a safe distance away. Brake cleaner does an excellent job of cleaning metal, but can damage plastic/wood/etc.

Also, it completely strips all oil/grease from metal, so you'll need to reapply a light coating of oil after cleaning.
 
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I use Hoppes with a toothbrush. Inside and outside. I have not had any problems.
 
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Brake cleaner,inside and out.


This. Just be sure to remove any plastic, such as the baseplate or follower, and keep it a safe distance away. Brake cleaner does an excellent job of cleaning metal, but can damage plastic/wood/etc.

Also, it completely strips all oil/grease from metal, so you'll need to reapply a light coating of oil after cleaning.


Gun Scrubber can be used on most plastics and will clean and strip oils just as well.



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NON-CHLORINATED brake cleaner is my choice, followed with a light application of BREAKFREE CLP.


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I clean mine in an Ultrasonic cleaner with parts cleaner solution, let them dry real good then spray inside and out (spring also) with Sentry Tuff Glide, it leaves a dry lubricant and protective film. It also leave a nice finish on the Phosphate. Easy to keep maintained with a Sentry Tuff cloth.
I also use on my knife collection and have never had any rust problems.
http://shop.scopecoat.com/Clea...-Lubrication_c50.htm


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I use lighter fluid (naphtha) to clean old grease and oil from parts. It works well and does not harm most plastics and finishes.
 
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