I always clean my guns with gun scrubber. I use hoppes nine solvent and a tooth brush first then clean it all away with gun scrubber. The only gun I had a problem with was the stock on a M-16 it started to melt. Never had any problems on polymer framed handguns.
NM_P99, talking about "Simple Green & hot water", I've been thinking about to mix Simple Green with very hot water in a bucket and submerge the polymer frame into the solution for 20 minutes or so, then proceed with the normal cleaning routine. I hope that to soak the frame for awhile may help to loosen up those hard to reach deposits and dirt. Any particular precaution to take with this method? Any downside at all to use Simple Green? Thanks
The bucket technique sounds like a great idea. Fast and easy. Does anyone have a good diagram or instructions on what areas of the frame require special attention with lube or grease? I noticed that some springs and other areas have a clear looking type of grease on them from the factory.
Don't tell the wife, but I use the kitchen sink, fill it with HOT water, add a small amount of Simple Green, let it soak for 10 minutes or so, use an old toothbrush to scrub down the nooks and crannies, then rinse thouroughly with HOT water. Use a hair drier to displace any residual water.
I then lighly lube the trigger group area, frame rails, with Rem-Oil.
It comes out super clean, and minty fresh.