How to Clean Smith & Wesson Brand Handcuffs

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Keep handcuffs clean and sanitary by maintaining them on a regular basis. With the same cleaning agent you use to clean your firearm, you can have your handcuffs looking good as new.

How to Clean Smith & Wesson Brand Handcuffs
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Things You'll Need

  • Cleaning brush
  • Gun-cleaning solvent
  • Powdered graphite
  • Cleaning rag
  • Disinfectant spray
Step 1

Use the brush to clean away any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on your handcuffs.

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Step 2

Put a small amount of gun-cleaning solvent on the brush and scrub every surface on the set of handcuffs to clean away rust and prevent new rust from forming.

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Step 3

Wipe the handcuffs dry with a cleaning rag.

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Step 4

Use powdered graphite on the hinges and ratchets of the handcuffs to keep them operating smoothly.

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Step 5

Spray the handcuffs with disinfectant spray to kill germs after you have used them.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid using oil to lubricate the working parts of your handcuffs as the oil will attract dirt.

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