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    Tried to clean my S400 for the first time .Used Q20 on the metal parts.just did not seem to get the finger prints off the cylinder . What do you guys think I should use ?
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    I got some 'Gun Spray' from the local arms shop, R30.00 - going on two years still half full. Seems to clean easily plus the anti-oxidation goodies in it.

    Not too sure about Q20 though - is it okay for seals and rubber bits?

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    Tin tells me "lubricates and protects firearms" also repels water .

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    Don't think normal firearms have o-rings though?

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    How often should the stock come off to clean the metal hidden by it ?

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    Don't really know if there's a set period, but I did mine after I had the rifle a couple of months and it was still spotless and had a coating of oil still on it. If it gets wet I would seperate it and clean, allow the stock to dry out too.

    I did get a zero change afterwards though. That stock screw seems to affect my rifle alot.

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    If I had a small torque wrench I would use it to tighten that screw, it makes a huge differance in POI.

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    I Remember the manual of the S400 indicates that "normal" gun cleaners should NOT be used on the gun. I will check what they do recommend. Something Napier stuff but they also indicated an alternative. Will let you know.

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    Q20 should really remove all the fingerprints off the cylinder, I have only used Q20 to clean my guns external parts .... rub rub rub, barrel (inside) = napier pellet lube and pull through every 4-500 shots.

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    what i do is........everytime after i played with any of my toys, i give it once over with a cloth spread with brunox, trisol.........or similar. it's quick. way worth it. i mean we pay big bucks for these air rifles.......they deserve some TLC. becareful that sprays like WD40, very good for dispersing water, but is not a lubricant. use light machine oil/gun oil and moly grease as per instruction manual.

    to get tough finger prints off (source of rust), try one of those silicon gun/reel cloth. give the surface a gentle polish.........it comes out nice and shiny plus it leaves a protective layer. don't use it on moving parts, it's not a lubricant.

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    How often do you guys clean your rifles on average?

    I thought I was wierd in the fact that I clean it everytime it gets taken out the safe, even if it's only for one shot at a rat.

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    here in durban, i clean every time i touch........

    better safe than sorry

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    Seems my Baby is missing out on TLC

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