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    FNH-FNX-45 Initial Cleaning and Lubrication Question

    Oh man I am a first time owner of the FNH-FNX-45 and I attempted the initial cleaning with REM Action Cleaner and patched until they came up clean. Then I oiled with REM oil. All seems ok, but the black painted portions of the weapon now look oxidized almost turning greyish/white. I just applied more oil to the outer surface and rubbed it in and now it looks good again. Having no experience with weapons I am totally unaware if this is normal. I know it says in the booklet not to use a Teflon based cleaner/oil, but to be honest this was the only products I could find without ordering something online. I also purchased a cleaning kit that came with many patches and some bore brushes. The brushes are either brass or bronze, but I still did not use them out of fear of damaging the bore and causing scratches. I hope the REM products did not contain Teflon and are acceptable to use with my weapon until I learn more about this process.
    So, is REM cleaning products ok to use?

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    The Rem Action Cleaner is a de-greaser, so it left the pistol dry with that greyish look. No harm done. Also, those brushes will be fine for your FNX. You may want to invest in a boresnake for a quick clean-up after shooting.
    Last edited by akitainu; 09-05-2013 at 12:51 PM.
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    I 2nd on getting a boresnake. It is an awesome cleaning tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire488 View Post
    Having no experience with weapons I am totally unaware if this is normal.
    JMHO.... A firearm is a firearm until it's used as weapon. Just like a steak knife is a steak knife until it's used as a weapon. To many of the anti-gun folks all guns are weapons and they are not. Again, JMHO.
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    Use froglube instead of remoil
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    +1 on Froglube.
    I've sung it's praises on a few other lube oriented threads so I won't repeat it.
    Nothing wrong with brass brushes. It's softer than your barrel so it won't damage it.

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    Thanks for the great feedback and valuable information. Looks like the REM oil sucks...LOL
    Live and learn. Thanks.

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