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Rideontheclouds
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Posted: 3/2/2014 10:50:24 AM
I use carb/brake cleaner for my AR. $2 a can at Wal-mart. A little spray eats away all carbon. If it's stubborn, take a brass bristle brush and scrub it a little. Just make sure and relube everything you spray as carb cleaner will remove everything extremely well. I keep and run my AR wet so it's not a big deal for me.
Fuzzy12
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Posted: 3/2/2014 7:05:56 PM
BERRYMAN/CHEM-DIP carburetor cleaner will get every speck off with no scrubbing.
ZekeMenuar
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Posted: 3/2/2014 7:11:44 PM
A $2.00 two inch brass wire wheel and a power drill.

The carbon comes right off the tail. I think I've done this once in five years. It's not a high priority for me.

Don't care about the carbon I can't see.
Republicans? Democrats?
Same Shit, Different Pile.
Impala
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Posted: 3/3/2014 10:26:43 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By BillyJack:
Came here looking for recommendations on the same. So a little carbon I get. But are you guys saying that when it builds up like this on the boat tail and also in the carrier where the boat tail sits, not to worry about it? I've been scrubbing this one for 30 minutes!

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh490/billyjack2011/AR/bolt_zpscee1e085.jpg



BillyJack,

If you head to the shows some vendors offers for sale dental picks. The other possibility could be is to get a piece of copper sheeting and cut a piece into a narrow triangle. That's the most economical tool I can suggest for you. Keep it safe though cuz copper is scarce and some one will rip it off.

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Posted: 3/3/2014 6:04:56 PM
I have the CAT M-4 tool and put it inside the Otis M4/M16 cleaning kit. I clean the bolt assembly every 500-600 rounds. It really does not build up that much and a few turns with some solvent with the CAT tool and removes quite a bit of the carbon. I'm not obsessive and my bolt assembly still has some carbon on it even after using the CAT tool.

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Posted: 3/7/2014 10:37:09 PM
Has that carbon on the bolt tail ever affected anything?

I've gone for a documented 10K on a bolt and the carbon just doesn't build up after awhile and it never caused a problem...
RDTCU
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Posted: 3/8/2014 1:45:41 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By samuse:
Has that carbon on the bolt tail ever affected anything?


Only if you're OCD...
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Posted: 3/10/2014 11:48:50 AM
Bone tool:

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Posted: 3/11/2014 11:56:44 AM
I use an old 45 colt brass to scrap off carbon. Brass is softer than steel. It fits over the tail end of the bolt head.
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