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5 years 19 weeks ago, 7:29 PM

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Glock Problem

While building a G31 slide; (Prior to inserting the firing pin in the firing pin channel) I inserted the mandatory "plastic sleeve" in the firing pin channel. For whatever reason it only went in about half way then stuck. Trying to extract the little plastic bugger a chunk broke off leaving the remainder firmly set in the channel. I've tried to wash it out chemically with Butch's Bore Shine and a lot of wire and cloth action. I've even tried Goo Gone. OK, that's the problem. Nothing technical just how do I dissolve or clean out that channel. Any help would be appreciated.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:07 AM

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More chemicals

After some additional research last night I found some verbage that said "Acetone" would dissolve PVC. I done know what polymer the channel insert is made of but we'll soak the slide and see if it works.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:17 AM

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they are really good with advice.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

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after fiberglassing. It will eat most plastics.
I also use 1 ounce per 10 Gallons of gasoline in my vehicles. It must be pure Acetone (Home Depot). It adds mileage and is a great detergent. Use at your own risk. I have been using in both gas & Diesel vehicles for 25 years.

5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:36 AM

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premature fuel line wear or leaks??

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:47 AM

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Make sure it is 100% Virgin Acetone. Otherwise it is recycled acetone.
I did have an injector pump go out at 150,000 miles on a 6.2 L diesel, but I guess that is to be expected. Never any fuel line problems. I have driven mostly GM products and unfortunately, 1 Dodge P/U 91, what a piece of shit it was. I am on my 3rd Suburban.

5 years 19 weeks ago, 10:30 AM

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I love Suburbans, but I have the empty-back-area model[ext cab p/u] with the 6.2L diesel. In four years, pulling a 20 foot, loaded work trailer on the Sr. Golf tour, I never had one problem, and I am told the 6.2 is not nearly as good as the DuraMax. I never heard the Acetone story, but I will try it.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 10:37 AM

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email it to you!

5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:38 AM

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Thanks for the info. I'll see if we have a TAPP dealer nearby if the acetone doesn't work.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:49 AM

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You can click the url I posted on Tap. Go online and ask them...

5 years 19 weeks ago, 10:10 AM

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That is a great site. I did find a solvent that will clean abrasive-resistant acrylic, which I can order. That could possibly work. No stores on the right coast.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 10:49 AM

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LLE, you have mail!

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 7:42 PM

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Glock problem

OK I've soaked the channel in acetone on several occasions . I would just leave the slide in it except, I don't want to waste the finish on it. Whatever the channel tube is made of it has certainly done its job in resisting caustic elements. I'm beginning to under the + & - aspect of the plastics thing.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:00 PM

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hey charley

throw the Glock away.....end of problem!!!!!lololol

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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Your motivation technique is appreciated. My frustration level is so high, I'm going to eat some ice cream. Wish you could join me.

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