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Dark_AR
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Posted: 10/23/2012 12:37:00 AM
Just wondering how all you AR fans clean it.

I personally take it all apart wipe it down with paper towels take a 20 gauge shot gun bristle scrape it around in side. Then take some Kroil and spray around the BCG and parts let it sit for 15 minutes and let it break apart the carbon.

I'd like to know others ways of doing it pls share
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Posted: 10/23/2012 12:45:50 AM
Brake cleaner.
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Posted: 10/23/2012 1:16:00 AM
Frog Lube or Ultrasonic Cleaner
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Posted: 10/23/2012 2:52:11 AM
Soaked in Ed's Red and then brush scrub.
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Posted: 10/23/2012 3:24:15 AM
I heard of Ed's Red just never got around to making it... How long do you soak your BCG in it? then do you just rinse it off, dry it and then re oil it?
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Posted: 10/23/2012 3:30:34 AM
Drop mine in a ball jar filled with Carbon Killer. Rinse/wipe off, re-oil.

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Posted: 10/23/2012 3:41:26 AM
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Originally Posted By Chesh97:
Drop mine in a ball jar filled with Carbon Killer. Rinse/wipe off, re-oil.



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Posted: 10/24/2012 10:29:43 PM
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Brake cleaner.


Same here......cleans it up quickly and thoroughly. No need for all that soaking and scrubbing etc.
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Posted: 10/25/2012 8:40:28 AM

Take it apart and spray Balistol.

Clean with toothbrush and paper towels.

Apply Eezox under extractor plate.

Apply Super Lube to everything else including charging handle.

Takes 5 minutes.
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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:50:47 PM
Foaming bore cleaner. let it soak for an hour or so and you'll be surprise. Oh, yes and it doesn't smell. My wife always though Hoppe's was my after shave until I started using the foaming bore cleaners!
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Posted: 12/2/2012 11:34:58 AM
I use the best household item known to man next to duct tape, brake cleaner of course.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:01:05 AM
Originally Posted By wahoo95:
Originally Posted By pianobomber:
Brake cleaner.


Same here......cleans it up quickly and thoroughly. No need for all that soaking and scrubbing etc.



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Posted: 12/7/2012 9:18:55 PM
What kind of ultra sonic cleaner can use combustable cleaning agents. Quick amazon looked didn't yield much.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 10:07:06 PM
Originally Posted By Dark_AR:
Just wondering how all you AR fans clean it.

I personally take it all apart wipe it down with paper towels take a 20 gauge shot gun bristle scrape it around in side. Then take some Kroil and spray around the BCG and parts let it sit for 15 minutes and let it break apart the carbon.

I'd like to know others ways of doing it pls share


Dark_AR,

Basically I do the same as you describe but I use Prolix instead of Kroil.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 12:03:07 AM
CLP and toothpicks
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Posted: 12/8/2012 9:42:56 PM
Hopps in an olive jar and pickle jar. Put the carrier in the olive jar, bolt side down, rest of the parts in the pickle jar. Let them sit while I clean the rest of the rifle,make some ammo and go back to cleaning and the carbon comes off pretty easy.
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Posted: 12/10/2012 11:46:06 AM
Seems like a lot of waste when y'all drop this stuff in a jar full of cleaner no?

I'm a newbie to all this but just use Hoppe's #9 with towel/toothbrush then some KleenBore CLP.
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Posted: 12/11/2012 1:05:36 AM
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Originally Posted By wahoo95:
Originally Posted By pianobomber:
Brake cleaner.


Same here......cleans it up quickly and thoroughly. No need for all that soaking and scrubbing etc.



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Posted: 12/13/2012 2:01:19 PM
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Posted: 12/13/2012 2:41:52 PM
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Posted: 12/13/2012 2:44:13 PM
1 minute and 1 napkin will completly clean off my chrome BCG. Then I just put some of my favorite lube on it.


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Posted: 12/13/2012 3:08:22 PM
CLP and a toothbrush. Wipe down and apply another coat of CLP. Then lube the rails underneath the carrier with Super Lube.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 6:14:41 PM
Really dirty?

Glass of odorless mineral spirits and then scrub with nylon USGI brush after it soaks an hour or three. Then lubricate with MPro7 LPX. I like it to run wet. I would dip it in a mason jar of LPX if I had one, but since I don't and haven't bought one yet, I just paint it on and pour it on the insides. Works great.
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Posted: 12/14/2012 12:45:39 PM
FrogLube Solvent, Otis brush, cloth and CAT M-4 Tool
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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:04:12 AM
Well,

I've switched out to the nickel boron coated bcg and hammer...

When I take it out I use a papertowl to clean, and run them with just a drop of oil...then run them...

They run great!

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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:33:36 AM
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Using brake cleaner for general / routine cleaning purposes on an AR is ridiculous.

I prefer to use Ballistol, or Hoppes # 9 solvent, if necessary.

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