Nights Sights and Gun Oils

Nights Sights and Gun Oils

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    Nights Sights and Gun Oils

    I just installed some blued carbon steel sights with tritium inserts on my G19. The manufacturer recommends applying a bit of gun oil to the sights to prevent them from rusting. I have read that heat and/or gun oil can damage the inserts, is this true?

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    That is a big NO-NO doesn’t put anything on them especially cleaning solvent. If you must a very light coat on the metal only; Avoid the trillium
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    Just use a Q tip (dry) to wipe the tritium from time to time.



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    Both times I purchased a Glock @ GT also bought TFOs. They did the install(s) at no charge. Once completed they told me to ever so often apply a light amount of oil (not CLP) on the metal part (only) of night sights. Otherwise, they will rust.
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    For what it’s worth, our department issued Glocks go into an ultrasonic cleaner and then into an oil bath with the night sights attached. The excess oil is removed via compressed air. We have been doing this since 2008. Not a single night sight has been affected by this process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downeyg View Post
    For what it’s worth, our department issued Glocks go into an ultrasonic cleaner and then into an oil bath with the night sights attached. The excess oil is removed via compressed air. We have been doing this since 2008. Not a single night sight has been affected by this process.
    An Oil bath? Wow, that is a lot of oil for a Glock.



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    While I wouldn't soak a Glock in oil, I've never seen a set of steel sights that were hurt by it.

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    Care should be taken to avoid prolonged contact of solvents on sight surfaces. Some synthetic and organic cleaning agents can affect the painted finish of Trijicon Night Sights. Immersing sights for an extended period of time in solvents may loosen some adhesive bonds. Sights can be cleaned with water by simply using a damp cloth followed by wiping with a dry cloth.
    Trijicon® Night Sights FAQ's

    Night Sights FAQ's - Trijicon, Inc.
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    Again, the excess oil is blown out with compressed air. When the guns are done, there is virtually no oil left. FYI, I hand clean mine, the process is a P.I.T.A. and I do not want the risk of oil being left in the striker channel.
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