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Posted: 10/5/2004 3:38:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 3:39:19 PM EDT by ThePrisoner72]
I just picked up some Shooter's Choice bore cleaner. I cleaned my bore quickly tonight to catch the New York Yankees playoff game plus I ran out of patches. I'm going to re-clean tomorrow. How do you prep the room you are in when you clean your rifle. I had a window open but still smell fumes. Pretty soon it will be real cold here in NY. Any ideas?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:28:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:29:38 PM EDT
Do it in the basement, with the windows closed. Its a lot of fun
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:42:03 PM EDT
I just throw a towel on the kitchen table...
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:14:57 PM EDT
I just built a work bench and cleaning area in my basement so I don't make such a mess in the kitchen. I plan on using fans in the winter and using more health frendly cleaners loke Mpro7 and Mil-Comm MC-25. For copper cutting I use Butches bore cleaner but it stinks bad.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:27:16 PM EDT
I have a small building that I use to do my reloading and gun cleaning...when I can make it through the stacks of STUFF to the bench surface...

If you live in an apartment or small home sit in the doorway and clean it...the fumes go out and the neighbors stay away....

edit: to make my post sound less intrusive.

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:35:27 PM EDT
Thanks. Looks like I'll be headed out to the garage.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:50:20 PM EDT
Most of my cleaning is done in the gun room.But I use FP-10 CLP 99.9% of the time so vapors is not an issue for me.When I use a solvent its Hoppe's #9 and the smell has never bothered me in the 25+ years Ive been using it.Oh the smell of #9 and FP-10 combined make my gun room smell like a gun room.
The Sweet's 7.62 is a bit strong but no problems there either.But I only use the stuff a couple times a year max.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:52:06 PM EDT
ventilated? I just burn off the extra fumes with a nearby open flame source
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:53:38 PM EDT
I clear cosmoline rifles outside with brake cleaner, otherwise I clean them in the gun room. Not much fresh air though
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:00:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:08:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
What? You guys can't clean your's outside in the yard?

Brake cleaner is hard on the grass, I clean mine out in the garage
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 11:36:36 PM EDT
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