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Orange stuff on my Glock

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Modeler, May 30, 2011.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Just picked up my first Glock, a 19C. There's a bunch of orange stuff on the slide, with kinda silvery flakes. The manual says not to wipe this stuff off; what it is? Some kind of lapping compound? Manual says it helps with break-in...

    Greg

    BTW - I dig it. Glock Kool-Aid? Drank...
     
  2. Unicorn

    Unicorn Seatac, WA Member

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    It's a copper based anti-seize compound.
     
  3. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    Clean it and lube as you normally would. go shoot it, and enjoy.


    Stay Safe.
     
  4. billt

    billt Glendale, Arizona Active Member

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  5. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    This is unmistakable and tragic sign that your pistol has terminal cooties. I will volunteer to take it off of your hands for free and deal with them, just PM me............................elsullo
     
  6. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Hahaha, thanks for the offer. I'll keep you in mind!

    Thanks for all the info. Next question: why would a gun need anti-seize compound?

    Greg
     
  7. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope you don't never find out
     
  8. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    everyone's got their own theories on the best stuff to put on guns for potential long-term storage. copper anti-seize is NOT the best lubricant, and glocks have been known to malfunction until the copper is cleaned off and a proper lube applied, so i'd recommend doing that before anything
     
  9. billt

    billt Glendale, Arizona Active Member

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    The reason Glock applies this stuff to new weapons is so as they wear in for the first few hundred rounds, there is no danger of any galling to take place. You must remember that a Glock frame only bears on the slide with 4 small tabs, not a rail cut the entire length of the frame itself. This puts far more pressure on those 4 small surfaces.

    The Loc-Tite C-5A Copper Anti Seize allows this wearing in to be accomplished smoothly. It is advisable to leave it on the pistol for at least 200 to 300 rounds. After that you can thoroughly clean the weapon, removing the copper, (the stuff is very difficult to get off, and gets everywhere), and relubricate with the oil or grease of your choice. This copper compound is also one of the best lubricants to put on screw in chokes on shotguns. It will prevent the threads from galling over long periods where oil or grease will dry up. Bill T.
     
  10. MEP1000

    MEP1000 Milwaukie Active Member

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    The reason they put it on there is that not everyone cleans a new pistol before shooting it.
     
  11. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    this. there is nothing wrong with shooting with the orange lube in the gun.
     
  12. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    You should see a doctor immediately and try to remember all the places you've put your...........oh, sorry, I misread the topic header.
     
  13. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Orange stuff on your Glock?? Remember, eat the Cheetos AFTER cleaning the Glock, not DURING..............

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  14. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Or change the flavor of Doritos you're eating. That way you can get a different color.:bluelaugh: