Duty treat cleaner

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by FredZ, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. FredZ

    FredZ Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 7, 2017
    Whats the best stuff to use on DW duty treat to prevent damage to the finish. Thanks
  2. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    I used Ballistol on my DT-finished Dan Wesson CCO with no problems.

    I think the Owners Manual listed 2 or 3 specific products and Ballistol was NOT one of them; however, I’d heard from a couple of trusted sources that it was good-to-go.

    I don’t currently own a DT’d firearm but I still use Ballistol haha.
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  3. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2019
    I think they recommend kroil or fp10
  4. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Indeed - I recall that. Why I didn’t just follow their instructions, I do NOT recall LOL.
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  5. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
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  6. Lamont56

    Lamont56 Member

    Aug 17, 2018
    Kroll in the barrel, fp10 everywhere else
  7. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    Guncrafter says WD40, believe it or not
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  8. Real.McQueen

    Real.McQueen Member

    Jan 12, 2019
    Mil-comm TW25B and MC2500 are both fine... Of course, it doesn't matter if a monkey at your FLGS touches it with something stupid on their hands and leaves a fingerprint sized smudge in the Duty Treatment.
  9. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    I wouldn't have thought about WD-40 in a million years...lol
  10. JJM7288

    JJM7288 Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    I use FP-10 exclusively on all my 1911's. Keep it simple and insures I'll not accidentally cloud the finish on my Valor.
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  11. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    Do you use the FP-10 for cleaning as well, such as the inside of the slide for removing carbon and the like? Needless to say, no much cleaning to be done to the outside of the gun.
  12. Autonomous

    Autonomous Turgid member

    Jan 14, 2019
    And what would you use to clean the WD-40 off? :roll:
  13. RN47

    RN47 I'm just here for the gas. Supporting Addict

    Feb 22, 2018
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    Yes, that is a permanent stain and no amount of soaking, brushing or witch doctor voodoo I have tried will get it off. I will have to send it back to the mothership to fix.
  14. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Only had 1 ever dan Wesson duty treat pistol and I followed the manual, with good results.
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  15. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    I use the silicone gun rags or Weapon Shield/Lucas Extreme oil for minor cleaning. I have used Gun Scrubber polymer safe on the inside and sparingly on outside, it dries out kind of funky but after I hit the outside with the gun rag/oil and wipe inside with oil on a patch and its new again and never had any permanent marks with it. I never put it on and scrub with it just the pressure from the can to blow the gunk off.
  16. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
    I laughed a bit when I saw that in the instructions that came with my first GI, saves me money an doesn't require an extra can of oil laying around.
  17. JJM7288

    JJM7288 Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    Yes, it's a great cleaner. Most carbon just wipes off. The occasional stubborn deposit is easily brushed off with soft bristle brush.
  18. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    FP10. I put that s**t on everything!
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  19. JoeDice

    JoeDice Active Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    I also have used Ballistol on my Dan Wesson Guardian for almost two years with absolutely no problems whatsoever. Also use it to clean the barrel , slide, and to lube it . No cosmetic issues on the the Duty Treatment finish and the gun runs great. One product does all
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  20. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    The DW Manual says Kroil and FP-10.
    That's what I use... period.
    Why take a chance messing up a $1500-2000 gun
    because you want to use a $5.00 can of shlt you've used forever?

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