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First Time Slip Stream.
« on: April 25, 2017, 12:37:26 AM »
Quick question. When you get a brand new firearm, do you degrease it and slip stream it right out of the box or do you take it to the range and then slip stream it when you're giving it it's first cleaning?

I'd imagine it would be easier right out of the box, because you don't have to fight carbon fouling. I could also see why some would think it's strange to degrease a brand new firearm.

Lastly, what degreaser do y'all use? I just use brake cleaner.
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    Re: First Time Slip Stream.
    « Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 01:02:16 AM »
    Depends on what it is and how it feels when you work the action.  If it feels gritty or tight I'll usually do a take-down and look it over inside to see if anything slipped by the quality control folks.  I don't typically use brake cleaner because I don't want whatever I was planning to wash away blasted into every crevice on the gun where I can no longer reach it.   I frequently use a small, fairly stiff paintbrush ( synthetic bristles ) dipped in lighter fluid as it manages to get the solvent where I want it and has a bit of mechanical cleaning action as well.  Cleaning patches and cotton swabs are useful at that point as well.  Once you get the crud out its time for the magic.   :cool    I typically thin the SLIPSTREAM grease with a bit of the oil as it spreads easier and still stays put.  The oil ( either original formula or STYXX ) is great for some things - especially when it has to get into someplace tight but the grease and oil mixing trick works pretty well on pistol slides and revolver ejector rods.
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    Re: First Time Slip Stream.
    « Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 01:03:05 AM »
    I field strip, clean, and lube before shooting a gun for the first time.

    I'll use slipstream grease then oil slightly on rails.

    Generally MP Pro 7 but I have brake cleaner too.
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    Re: First Time Slip Stream.
    « Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 02:44:25 PM »
    No, you don't need to degrease the gun prior to Slipstream... Because it's using a full synth based lubricant carrier, and the other component is non-organic and non-reactive, it doesn't matter.
    But we did recommend a good cleaning with products like MPro7 Cleaner or Hoppes Elite.   
    I guess if you were using something like FrogLube you would want it all out of your gun.

    Like Coyotesfan97, I liked to use a combination of oil and grease... I say liked because the more you use it, the less you need.  Go heavy at first, work it in... then the more you use it, you pretty much can back off a little at a time until pretty much you just dont need to use anything anymore.  It's crazy.
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