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Old 07-08-2013, 08:50 AM
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for any glock armorers on here (or any other equally qualified person), is it recommended to use baby wipes for cleaning a glock (or other gun)? i saw a video on youtube yesterday of a guy stating that a glock armorer instructed him to use baby wipes to clean and Tetra Gun Grease to lube. can anyone speak to whether or not this is good or not?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:40 AM
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My nephew was in Afghanistan in the Marine Corp and he swore by baby wipes.
He even asked us to send him boxes of them for him to share

mostly to clean his weapon, but some for "other" uses
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My nephew was in Afghanistan in the Marine Corp and he swore by baby wipes.
He even asked us to send him boxes of them for him to share

mostly to clean his weapon, but some for "other" uses
well, if its good enough for a marine to clean all kinds of desert gunk out of his M16, then it must work
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"This is my weapon, this is my gun, one is for shooting and one is for fun"

Hoppes for my weapons, baby wipes for my gun....
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bumping for info. can any glock armorers support this claim?
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Been using Frog Lube, for about a year now on everything, gun related
Follow their directions it works very well
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Not a glock armorer, but I have been using rubbing alcohol wipes for initial clean and degrease for a long time.
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I clean with CLP or Frog Lube but if you are talking about just a wipe down I use a silicon cloth
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for any glock armorers on here (or any other equally qualified person), is it recommended to use baby wipes for cleaning a glock (or other gun)? i saw a video on youtube yesterday of a guy stating that a glock armorer instructed him to use baby wipes to clean
Anyone can take an armorer's course. Anyone can enlist and sit in the sandbox. Anyone can make a Youtube video. But YOU can look up the ingredients of baby wipes. I just looked up Huggies, and the primary ingredient is water. Now I suppose there are perfectly legitimate reasons to clean your gun with a wet rag, but I'll stick to legitimate gun cleaning products.
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I expect most of these wipes have lanolin in them. Some people do use lanolin on their weapons. But as pointed out a lot of water in those wipes. The troops of late are serving where there is a lot of sand which may make a difference.

Also I'm not an armorer of any kind.
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for any glock armorers on here (or any other equally qualified person), is it recommended to use baby wipes for cleaning a glock (or other gun)? i saw a video on youtube yesterday of a guy stating that a glock armorer instructed him to use baby wipes to clean and Tetra Gun Grease to lube. can anyone speak to whether or not this is good or not?
I have a paper certificate around here somewhere which says I'm a GLOCK Armorer, and my 13-year old grandson will be by later. He's equally qualified, but doesn't have a paper.

GLOCK does not teach wet wipes as a cleaning modality. The GLOCK Armorer's Manual says, "Use only solvents and lubricants designed for use on firearms." You may use them to wipe your gun, but not your weapon.

If you are in a hostile environment with really crappy conditions (Iraq comes to mind) and you need to travel light and can't haul a lot of cleaning supplies, then baby wipes can serve multiple purposes, including de-gunking your weapon. If you are not in those types of places, use a professional solvent and preservative and take care of your stuff.

My grandson nods agreement (or he's eating something--the look is the same).

Grease attracts stuff and holds it in place more than oil. That seems to not be a good idea. GLOCK seems to think about 5 drops of oil is enough.

Wet wipes and baby wipes appear to not be bio-degradeable and block sewers when flushed. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/ny...dont.html?_r=0


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