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claning stainless steel

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by antediluvianist, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. antediluvianist

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    Do you guys use soap and water and a toothbrush to clean stainless steel guns? Or kerosene, or what, for stainless steel? CLP? Hoppe's?

    Powder residue is a real ***** to get rid of. From the front of the cylinder, for one thing.
     
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    KelLube works pretty well for that. It has a detergent it in.
     

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    pare ever since na nagkaroon ako ng stainless na revolver...SOP dapat na mayroon kang "miracle polishing cloth"...recommended ito lalo na paglinis ng cylinder face..at iba pang parts na may carbon deposits, etc...P500 ito 5 years ago..sa final option...
     
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    Ano 'yan parang ngayon ko lang narinig 'yan ah. Pareho ba 'yan ng silicone gun cloth?
     
  5. antediluvianist

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    Salamat, Paltic. I will try it. Malapit lang sa akin ang Final Option. Baka puede rin sukang paombong.

    batamgueno, I will report about it.
     
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    Final Option doesn't carry that cleaning cloth anymore.

    But.. a revolver guy told me to apply whatever solvent - Hoppe's, CLP, gasoline, anything - and just let the liquid sit on the cylinder face for thirty minutes (I suppose that means leaning the gun vertically against something). Sheer contact time is supposed to loosed the carbon deposits.

    Incidentally, mang Dolpho the gunsmith has been known to put an entire 1911 into a pool of gasoline and just leave it there for a fair amount of time. Why not?
     
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    i use Hoppes#9 with all my FAs, works really well with me,, i just wipe some hoppes and let it stand for 30 min to 1 hour before wiping the dirts off.

    i think hoppes#9 is available at stronghand for PHP250 i think fot a 40oz bottle.

    jojo
     
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    I use scotch brite(the green pad used to clean pots) dabbed in Break free or Hoppe's #9 for the cylinder face blast residues. A few strokes and its gone.:)
     
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    Scotch Brite - of course! That should do it. Thanks, doctabako.
     
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    You're welcome ;f
     
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    You can also try a Brake Parts Cleaner, available at auto accessory stores. One blast from the aerosol can should clean out the crud. It helps to use the thin nozzle extension to get into the tight places. Don't forget to re-lube after doing this. :)
     
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    hoppes 9 for the bore. fp10 for everything else.
     
  13. antediluvianist

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    Got this from another forum. Looks like toothpaste can be used in place of those other polishing products. The gun would smell good too.

    "Toothpastes are abrasive cleaners. Look at the ingredients on a tube and you will see "hydrated silica", that is nothing more than really fine sand. The tartar control and whitening toothpastes tend to have higher concentrations of silica, the plain pastes usually have less. If you use toothpaste, treat it like you would Flitz or Semi-chrome, don't rub too hard on blued surfaces."
     
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    You can also use turtle wax. But toothpaste and turtle wax should be use only for final polishing. Apply it with your finger not with a cloth or sponge. And don't let it dry up before buffing.