This is a discussion on Cleaning SR45 within the Maintenance forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Hello I'm trying to find the best way to clean the slide and maybe polish it up as well on my SR45 stainless steel model. ...
Hello I'm trying to find the best way to clean the slide and maybe polish it up as well on my SR45 stainless steel model. and if anyone has any good tips on general maintenance and when cleaning is recommended this is my first automatic pistol and I love it like a new born baby and just want to make sure it stays healthy Thank you
For cleaning the slides on my semi-autos, I use Hoppe's #9, toothpicks, and also toothbrushes to get into those hard-to-reach crevices. I usually clean my guns after each use, but some folks don't do it that way. For polishing, try Flitz metal polish. I've used that stuff to to turn non-reflective stainless finishes into a bright chrome appearance that rivals nickel plate.
Hornady "One Shot" cleaner/lube is a great aerosol product for the striker and channel . After you scrub the slide and frame interior with Hoppe's 9 and a stiff nylon gun cleaning brush (looks like a tooth brush) flush the insides with One Shot . It will push out the Hoppe's and grit and then leaves behind a light film dry lube/protectant . I've used it for years in our shop . Great stuff !