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Posted: 10/22/2012 8:37:00 PM EDT
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
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 8:45:50 PM EDT
Brake cleaner.
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 9:16:00 PM EDT
Frog Lube or Ultrasonic Cleaner
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 10:52:11 PM EDT
Soaked in Ed's Red and then brush scrub.
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 11:24:15 PM EDT
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?
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 11:30:34 PM EDT
Drop mine in a ball jar filled with Carbon Killer. Rinse/wipe off, re-oil.

Link Posted: 10/22/2012 11:41:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2012 11:51:02 PM EDT by KILLERB6]
Originally Posted By Chesh97:
Drop mine in a ball jar filled with Carbon Killer. Rinse/wipe off, re-oil.



This...then SLIP 2000, EWL or equiv.=GTG for another 5k or so.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 6:29:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pianobomber:
Brake cleaner.


Same here......cleans it up quickly and thoroughly. No need for all that soaking and scrubbing etc.
Link Posted: 10/25/2012 4:40:28 AM EDT

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.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 5:50:47 PM EDT
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!
Link Posted: 12/2/2012 7:34:58 AM EDT
I use the best household item known to man next to duct tape, brake cleaner of course.
Link Posted: 12/4/2012 8:01:05 PM EDT
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.



+2
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 5:18:55 PM EDT
What kind of ultra sonic cleaner can use combustable cleaning agents. Quick amazon looked didn't yield much.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 6:07:06 PM EDT
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.

Impala
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 8:03:07 PM EDT
CLP and toothpicks
Link Posted: 12/8/2012 5:42:56 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/10/2012 7:46:06 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/10/2012 9:05:36 PM EDT
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.



+2


+3

Link Posted: 12/13/2012 10:01:19 AM EDT
CAT M4 tool
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 10:41:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2012 5:21:16 PM EDT by Andrewphillipf]
This is a technical forum. - Andrewphillipf
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 10:44:13 AM EDT
1 minute and 1 napkin will completly clean off my chrome BCG. Then I just put some of my favorite lube on it.


Link Posted: 12/13/2012 11:08:22 AM EDT
CLP and a toothbrush. Wipe down and apply another coat of CLP. Then lube the rails underneath the carrier with Super Lube.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 2:14:41 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/14/2012 8:45:39 AM EDT
FrogLube Solvent, Otis brush, cloth and CAT M-4 Tool
Link Posted: 12/14/2012 11:04:12 PM EDT
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!

Bret
Link Posted: 12/14/2012 11:33:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2012 11:44:21 PM EDT by Winn]

Using brake cleaner for general / routine cleaning purposes on an AR is ridiculous.

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

Link Posted: 12/15/2012 4:42:46 AM EDT
The chrome bolts - wipe them off and re-lube.

The nickle boron bolt - wipe them off and re-lube.

The parkerizied bolts - spray the loose stuff off with carb. cleaner, wipe off, scrub with a brass bristle brush, scrap anything that is left over, wipe off, re-lube and put it all back together.
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