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Posted: 12/4/2007 9:53:03 AM EDT
I read the forum on mobil 1, pros and cons, now howabout the nonchlorinated brake cleaner.? A friend of mine has been using it for two years and said it is great. Your opinions please. thanks
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:28:10 AM EDT
It's great, at only ~$1.50 a can.

Birchwood-Casey sells the stuff as 'Gun Scrubber' for $6/can
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:30:28 AM EDT
just be sure to oil well after using it...it strips all the oils out of the metal
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:31:35 AM EDT
+1

Just be careful to oil everything after using it.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:49:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By K1rodeoboater:
just be sure to oil well after using it...it strips all the oils out of the metal



Yep....It sure works well to clean everything. I will spray the rifle out with brake cleaner and then use an airhose followed by a light application of oil.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:49:46 AM EDT
And keep it off the plastic.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:57:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cerberus1:
It's great, at only ~$1.50 a can.

Birchwood-Casey sells the stuff as 'Gun Scrubber' for $6/can


Is the 'Gun Scrubber' really basically brake cleaner?
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:59:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigstick0000:
I read the forum on mobil 1, pros and cons, now howabout the nonchlorinated brake cleaner.? A friend of mine has been using it for two years and said it is great. Your opinions please. thanks


Do you have the link to the forum on mobil 1, pros and cons?
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 12:39:37 PM EDT
Another "cheap" option is diesel fuel. I've used it to clean my AR's and Ak's.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 12:46:09 PM EDT
if you go the "maintenance & cleaning forum under ar-15 topics there are numerous responses on using all types of things for cleaning.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 12:48:14 PM EDT
Don't use it on Black Dog .22LR AR mags. Ask me how I know.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 1:29:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigstick0000:
if you go the "maintenance & cleaning forum under ar-15 topics there are numerous responses on using all types of things for cleaning.


I’ll have to check that out.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 2:10:31 PM EDT
Non Chlorinated Brake Cleaner
LOVE THE STUFF
Along with CLP BF
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 2:18:59 PM EDT
Oh yeah the stuff works good , just lube liberally........
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 2:38:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chris1NY:

Originally Posted By cerberus1:
It's great, at only ~$1.50 a can.

Birchwood-Casey sells the stuff as 'Gun Scrubber' for $6/can


Is the 'Gun Scrubber' really basically brake cleaner?


It works just the same, although I can't swear that they are identical on the molecular level.

It smells the same, too!
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 2:47:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 3:30:16 PM EDT
Yout just can't beat non chlorinated brake cleaner and break free CLP for simplicity and effectiveness
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 3:40:33 PM EDT
I use it (Non-Chlorinated) and follow with CLP. Then the next day a wipe down and give it a proper lube with the good oils & grease in just the right places.
Letting the CLP sit overnight really lets it do it's job, as it needs contact time & absorbing time to perform as it was intended. The brake cleaner will do a great job of getting the majority of the carbon & old oils off, & give you a 'clean slate' to start the cleaning process.

I'm a bit anal about my cleaning jobs though. I do stuff like; rounding edges that are cutting into other parts, polishing the friction surfaces-all of them, & after a couple thousand rounds, I completely disassemble the weapon and look for any wear points to smooth/polish/refinish & then clean the whole thing while it's apart. Then I examine those areas again after a few hundred rounds to ensure they are not continuing to cause wear. This (I feel) will make my weapons last longer than just letting the factory machine work wear in. Aluminum will not mate to steel. Steel will eat aluminum until it gets it clearance, and maybe longer in cases like the bolt carrier rails.



Link Posted: 12/4/2007 4:25:09 PM EDT
Use gun cleaner.
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