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Posted: 8/28/2005 6:29:53 AM EDT
ive read simple green and orange cleaners?

my question is do ya dilute with water then rinse throughly??

is there a better way
i want to mil-comm my new ar and have never don this before...

thanks in advance.....
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:38:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 6:39:59 AM EDT by FALbert]
There is a Yugo SKS at a local store I keep fondling. It looks new but is covered in grease. I plan on using Simple Green and a toothbruch when (not if) I buy it.

I may dilute it a little.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 7:54:06 AM EDT
ok but then what do ya rinse it real good or let the stuff dry on it??

i know i sound dumb but i just want to confirm how ya do it
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:34:46 PM EDT
I dry off as much as I can with a towel (like a handi-wipe), then lightly oil everything.

Grease is nice for long term storage, but sucks to clean.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:41:42 PM EDT
I have a thread in the ak-47 forum under "maintanence and cleaning" title something like "the dreaded cosmoline" It has some very effective ways of getting the crap off.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:56:35 PM EDT
do not use simple green on your ar upper or lower. use mineral spirts to de grease much safer the AL your rifle is made of.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:26:38 PM EDT
cool guys thanks
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:59:11 PM EDT
simple green will eat up the aluminum


use brake cleaner, good enough solvent with the pressure to boot.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:54:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 5:55:17 AM EDT by ColtRifle]

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
simple green will eat up the aluminum


use brake cleaner, good enough solvent with the pressure to boot.

No it won't. I've seen it used for years. It's diluted first. The aluminum is anodized to protect it.

Having said that, I don't use it. I use brake cleaner and it works far better.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:43:23 PM EDT
Ive used Tide liquid clothes detergent and warm water. Nylon brush or old toothbrush.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:32:29 PM EDT
> It has been brought to the attention of the U.S. Army
> Aviation Missile Command (AMCOM) Depot Maintenance
> Engineering Team that numerous units are using the
> commercial product SIMPLE GREEN as an aircraft wash.
> STOP! This product has been through Department of Defense
> (DOD) testing and was determined to be highly corrosive
> on aircraft aluminum and also a catalyst for Hydrogen
> Embrittlement in high strength aircraft alloys.

Mr. Richard Cardinale, corrosion@amcom-cc.army.mil
> (361)961-4041, DSN 861-4041
> http://safety.army.mil/pages/lessonslearned/simplegreens.html
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:41:40 PM EDT
August 1, 2005

Tool Crib

Simple Green's New Safe Formula

The classic bottle of Simple Green cleaner has often been the subject of questions in the aviation industry, due to potential corrosion problems. Simple Green was well aware of these concerns and has developed a new forumula--Extreme Simple Green--that prevents corrosion and cleans as well as the old green solution. The problem wasn't that Simple Green was especially corrosive, but that if all of the soap wasn't completely rinsed off, then some Simple Green caught in crevices between aluminum joints could eventually create a dielectric and lead to corrosion. The old formula didn't meet formal aircraft cleaning specifications. The new Extreme formula eliminates the corrosion problem and also meets Boeing's cleaning spec, D6-17487 Revision P. Extreme Simple Green includes an anti-corrosion agent, prevents hydrogen embrittlement, and is safe to use for general cleaning and in pressure washers, parts washers, and dip tanks. Extreme Simple Green is also biodegradeable and solvent-free. Simple Green, phone: 562-795-6000, www.simplegreen.com.


but then what do they know.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:20:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 2:22:02 PM EDT by Tack]
Acetone works very well as a "De-Greaser", and won't harm anything.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:29:47 AM EDT
boiling water.
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