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Best solvent for removing carbon build up?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Fuerte, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Fuerte

    Fuerte Cigar?

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    I have a Ruger SR 556 and I absolutely love it. However, the carbon build up on the gas regulator and piston is very hard to remove. I have tried M-Pro 7, Hoppe's 9, Montana Extreme Copper Killer, Blue Wonder Gun Gleaner, Break Free CLP, and even some spray-on brake cleaner. I used a good stainless steel brush and it is still too much work with any of them. What works for you?
     
  2. Fuerte

    Fuerte Cigar?

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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Go to your local Ford dealer's parts counter.
    Ask for "Motorcraft Carburetor Tune-up Cleaner"

    Apply this to the parts, remove and soak them if possible.
    A few hours the product will disolve/loosen the carbon.
    You can also dampen a patch and place on the part/piece to loosen the carbon
     
  4. Fuerte

    Fuerte Cigar?

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    Thanks. I'll give that shot.
     
  5. jglenn

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    Also a product out there called Carbon Kleen.


    soak the part in it.

    Brownells also has a new carbon soaking agent
     
  6. HCRoadie

    HCRoadie Rock or Suck?

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    Soak in Gunzilla, then work it over with a dental pick