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Glock Boiling???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by coolluke01, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I know this sounds weird. Has anyone heard about rehydrating the polymer in their Glocks?
    I have a Pearce grip extension for my G26. It adds two rounds. When loaded with 12 the number 7 and 9 rounds rattle. I can poke them from the back and they will move back and forth. I called Pearce and they suggested that the polymer needs to be rehydrated. Boiling the mag in water for 15 mins is supposed to rehydrate it.
    Ok, So I tried it. I'll post the video on youtube and put a link on here later. As you may have guessed it didn't fix the issue.
    I called Glock today and asked them if they had ever heard about the need to rehydrate their guns. They had never heard about it. He put me on hold and asked some others in the office if they had ever heard about this. No one had. I think they thought I was crazy.
    The guy from pearce said that an armor had cleaned all of his departments Glocks with a sonic cleaner and some solvent. None of the guns would function properly after. After boiling his own Glock he fixed all the problems he was having with the malfunctions! After boiling the glock mag I could tell that it was softer. When fired the Glocks flex, if it was too dry it could be too stiff?

    Has anyone heard of this?
  2. Psa1m144

    Psa1m144 Well-Known Member

  3. Mainsail

    Mainsail Well-Known Member

    Re-hydrating plastic?

    Who fed you that?
  4. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    The chemical bonds of the Polymer are not water based and I doubt they react at the temperature of water boiling point.

    Sounds like a load of B.S. to me.
  5. dirtengineer

    dirtengineer Well-Known Member

    Did you hear giggling in the background as he was giving you instructions?
  6. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Sir, with all due respect, according to what I know of firearms grade polymer, you've been had.
  7. armarsh

    armarsh Well-Known Member

    Leave the pot boiling. You can cook your snipe in it. ;)

    After that, you can go get some new pins for the board stretcher.
  8. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    I have called pearce twice about this issue and two different people have said the same thing!
    I know it sounds like B.S. But he was very convinced!
  9. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Boil to clean? It works on many things.

    Boil to "rehydrate" a long chain polycarbonate resin? I've got some snake oil if you're buying. It's at my oceanfront vacation home here in CO.....
  10. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

  11. stevekl

    stevekl Well-Known Member

    Don't worry about your Glock feeling pain, it's basically an insect.
  12. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a scene off Waterboy!:D
  13. beeenbag

    beeenbag Well-Known Member

    just don't sprinkle salt on your glocks while boiling them, the M&Ps might come eat them. Ha ha I had to.
  14. Ghost Tracker

    Ghost Tracker Well-Known Member

    Whoever told you that certainly wasn't taking the High Road! More like an alley.
  15. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Well-Known Member

  16. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Well-Known Member

    In all honestly, I would contact Pearce and make it known they have an employee attempting to trick customers into destroying their guns. That's a big issue.
  17. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    "This call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes...
    (and to play back for entertainment at the office christmas party)"
  18. robinkevin

    robinkevin Well-Known Member

    Ermmm maybe vaseline will help? Just kidding...

    I use be a machine operator on a plastic extruder. We made poly gas pipe and I can tell you this, the melting point on the stuff was around 350F and usually had to be closer to 400F to be workable. Now the only water used was to cool the pipe so that we could keep it the size needed, however the plastic itself does not absorb any H2O.
  19. HarcyPervin

    HarcyPervin Well-Known Member

    Used to love the board stretcher gag...that and the 4-foot level in the glovebox of the truck.

    But seriously, don't boil your glocks. If you want to make soup, try something with some more flavor, like a nice 1911.:neener:
  20. Overkilll0084

    Overkilll0084 Well-Known Member

    Dog wash.
    Either that guy at Pearce is a moron or he's trying to jerk you around. FWIW, I have given a polymer pistol a ride through an ultrasonic cleaner, it worked fine, though I did "re-hydrate" it with some lubricant.
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