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Posted: 1/7/2021 1:04:50 PM EST
Has anyone tried the one from Wilson Combat, looks interesting. Sorry cannot post link, operator issue.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 1:25:43 PM EST
OP is this the item you are speaking about?

Upper receiver widget
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 1:27:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2021 1:29:56 PM EST by GrimEReaper]
When mine get that bad, I go out in my garage and spray out the upper receiver with brake cleaner, blow it out with air compressor and re lube.

If you are worried about the drainage hold it over your oil drain pan. You do have a drain pan, air compressor and keep brake cleaner right?
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 1:29:49 PM EST
GrimEReaper, Yes that is the one.  Just curious.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 1:50:15 PM EST
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Upper receiver widget
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Looks like Wilson produced something that will create a trickle of income as people buy new pads for it. Answer to a problem I don't have.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 8:40:37 PM EST
I just use a large nylon bristle brush to clean mine.
McMaster-Carr has a great selection of them.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 8:54:32 PM EST
Baby bottle brush to break up the carbon, a semi-clean rag made from old t-shirts/underwear/socks (washed or unwashed.  I don't judge), re-lube and keep going.  The only tool I really find a blessing is the Tipton chamber tool with a chamber brush and chamber mop.  I shoot a lot of steel so I like to scrape out the blow-by and make sure the barrel extension is pretty clean.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 5:30:48 AM EST
Screwdriver wrapped in rap to get the charging handle channel.

Chamber brush with rag for the main-upper.

Bend q tips to swab locking lugs.

Double-patch your eyelet, and gently twist in chamber to swab.

No special tools. No BS. Just a clean, functioning rifle.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 12:14:09 PM EST
This idea came from another member here some time ago: Mini paint roller, bend the handle straight. Replacement pads are about $0.40 ea in bulk. I prefer a parts washer, Simple Green HD (not the regular) and a bottle brush for the upper.
Link Posted: 2/17/2021 6:45:53 PM EST
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Upper receiver widget
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OMG!
Link Posted: 2/18/2021 12:21:32 PM EST
I use a shotgun bore mop with a rag wrapped around it attached to a pistol cleaning rod.

Gets most of the interior of the upper receiver, as well as inside the receiver extension.
Link Posted: Today 7:35:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bbqchamp2:
Has anyone tried the one from Wilson Combat, looks interesting. Sorry cannot post link, operator issue.
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I use one and it works great. I spent a few bucks on extra pads and I'm good to go. The pads fold up and reach most of the internal surfaces of an AR's receiver.
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