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Cleaning a Sig with Nitron finish

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Arkansas Paul, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Member

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    I hope this is in the right place.

    I recently purchased a Sig Sauer SP2022 in .40 and love it so far. I had a Sigma 40VE before and there is just no comparison.

    My question is, will a solvent like Hoppes or Gunscrubber harm the Nitron finish. I know that Gunscrubber will harm some plastic surfaces so I'm careful not to get much on the polymer frame. I field stripped it to give it a good cleaning before the 1st range trip and noticed that it made spots on the Nitron finish when I sprayed inside the slide. I immediately wiped it down with oil and gave it a light spray of Barricade and you can't see anything now. So, should I use it on the inside of the slide or not? If not, what solvent is good for this application? I like the sprays because they reach so many places a patch or cloth can't.

    Thanks,

    AP
     
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    The Nitron is safe with solvents. Once the cleaners have removed all of the oils from the finish it will be grayish dull color. I just use CLP to get the color back.
     
  3. Arkansas Paul

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    Thanks for the reply. I was hoping I wouldn't have to go at it with a rag or patch. I'm spoiled with that Gunscrubber. :)
     
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