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Best AR bolt/carrier cleaner?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by chance3290, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. chance3290

    chance3290 Fear Dli

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    Anyone try the different bolt/carrier cleaners for ARs? Which one works best?
     
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    Aerosol carb cleaner.
     
  4. chance3290

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    Oops, I meant to say which one of those new tools by KZ and others, that scrap the bolt and get shoved down into the carrier.
     
  5. MrMurphy

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    Baby wipes or sand.

    You don't need a scraper, it doesn't need to be white glove clean.
     
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    For the bolt I clean the carbon off the tail w/ a wire wheel on my bench grinder.
     
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    Stripper clip, a 9mm patch and some CLP. Works great and is free as well. How can you go wrong?
     
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    I let it soak in mineral spirits while I clean the rest of the rifle, then go at it a bit with a toothbrush and hit it with some air.
     
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    On AR15.com I found a concoction that is a mixture of mineral spirits and BreakFree CLP.
     
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    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    That's where I got the idea. I just skip the CLP, in the mix anyways.
     
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    Gun scrubber synthetic safe aerosol. Then use small wire brush. Works for me.
     
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    Break Free Powder Blast and a green scratch pad for me...
     
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    I break down the BCG then soak in Ford fuel system cleaner.
    20 mins and it's ready for a toothbrush. Spotless clean everytime.
     
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    Ballistol. Non toxic and gets the job done.
     
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    Thats a new one. How much does that cost?
     
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    $3-4 about four years ago? :dunno:
     
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    Parts washer at work. Let it soak for a couple of hours, then on lunch dredge it up and scrub it a little. Ever since the CO wasn't inspecting my weapon, I quit worrying about it being spotless.

    Byrdman
     
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    Cheap can of brake cleaner from the auto parts store. Give them a good spray then relube...your done!
     
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    That doesn't work for me,.....I get all the carbon off the way I do it.