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Posted: 9/30/2008 11:21:08 AM EDT
Any idea how to get it off? surely I'm not the only idiot out there... or am I?
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:06:10 PM EDT
Yes, you are the only idiot. Stop shooting your AR in your trailer.
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:10:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mammynun:
Any idea how to get it off? surely I'm not the only idiot out there... or am I?


No, but you are a post whore.
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:17:55 PM EDT
Nylon carpet should be able to  be burnt off.  More than one member burnt a carrying case into a hot rifle bore.

When some one laid my rain jacket over my rifle I used clp and a bronze brush to remove. they were trying to be nice and "protect" my rifle from the rain.
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:22:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2008 12:22:58 PM EDT by tbougie1]

Originally Posted By weptek911:

Originally Posted By Mammynun:
Any idea how to get it off? surely I'm not the only idiot out there... or am I?


No, but you are a post whore.


I was thinking the same thing. December 2007 and only one post??? Cat got your tongue???

Anyway scrape what you can off your rifle without fu@##$%ng it up and try a solvent to remove the rest. Carpet will melt especially trailer carpet with the solvent.

QUIB HELP!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:29:33 PM EDT
Thanks for the welcome to your community.  BTW, it was at Knob Creek; I've never even been in "manufactured housing." Perhaps that's why I don't know what a "post whore" is?  Excuse me while I look for the keys to Area J...

Now, can anyone help me? I realize that setting a hot rifle on a piece of carpet implies that my head was deep into my 4th point of performance (it was), but I'd really like to get the plastic off.  

Signed,
Embarassed 11B2p
2/508 (AKA 3/504)
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:35:09 PM EDT
OK you have received your official first post hazing as it goes around here!!!! Welcome aboard!!!  If it was a nylon based carpet a small amount of heat should melt the rest off. Any good solvent should take care of the rest...Might want to try acetone...
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:49:09 PM EDT
Thanks!  I tried heating it with the wife's blow dryer, didn't soften it at all. Guess I'll head to the range and heat it properly. And I "mis-spoke" about the trailer... it was half way between Bragg and Sanford. Seems the local girls would do just about anything to try and get out of the area... ahh, the indiscretions of youth!
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 12:57:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2008 12:59:08 PM EDT by tbougie1]
You know the warning "try on an area you won't see again"!! It will take some heat beyond a hair dryer to melt plastic. How much are we talking here? Can you say propane torch??? Hell a bic light would be a good place to start...Good luck, keep us informed...and post a bit, we would love to talk to you...
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 2:56:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 3:05:48 PM EDT
Wipe it clean after a mag dump.
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 11:25:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2008 11:27:38 PM EDT by Johann]
Horrible Freight sells a heat gun for $10
www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=96289
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 12:04:23 AM EDT
Welcome to the site; you have just passed your "n00b hazing ritual"; consider it an online version of "Busting the cherry's balls" that you probably got when you went to your First Duty Station.

As for removing the carpet off your flash hider, just heat it up and wipe it off; no big deal. Carry on.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 12:09:49 AM EDT
bad advice all around here


what you have to do is do multiple mag dumps until it is nice and soft, then wipe it off with a natural fiber cloth

I mean, sure the other methods may or will work, but which is more fun?
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 11:39:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PUBBOY:
Wipe it clean after a mag dump.



damn you!!! I was going to say that.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 6:23:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QUIB:

Originally Posted By tbougie1:
QUIB HELP!!!!!!!


I have really have nothing better to suggest than what’s all ready been said.


we want instructional pics!!!
Link Posted: 10/2/2008 2:42:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2008 3:01:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2008 3:11:33 AM EDT
Let me share my little story.

A couple years ago I took a LEO shooting with me. (not a "friend", just a guy I met who liked AR's)

-He brought along his AR and his service pistol

-I brought along a couple AR's that I had built, but had yet to shoot

-While I was shooting one of mine, the LEO asked if he could try my other one

-I said sure, go for it

-I got done shooting mine, went to put it back in my wood storage rack I had made, and I noticed the other one wasn't there

-I looked over at him and he was shooting his AR

-When he got done I asked him where he put mine

-He says, "Oh I stuck it back in the gun bag so it won't get dusty"



-I looked in the gun bag, and sure enough, there it was

-FUCKING MELTED TO THE DAMN GUN BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-I have tried heat (from a high temp heat gun), I've tried flame (from a torch), I have tried every chemical the military has to offer, I even resorted to scraping with a knife.

I still have that crap all over my barrel and front sight.

Consider this my tag to find a solution.

(I'll take some pics later today)




Welcome to the site.

Gene
Link Posted: 10/2/2008 7:09:51 AM EDT
Acetone will melt the burnt carpet. Soak a rag in acetone and wrap it around the melted plastic portion. After the burnt carpet softens use the damp acetone rag to rub the deposits off. The acetone dries fast so you may need to keep applying it. If you have some stuborn deposits the use a bronze brush to get off deposits that wont come off. If the bronze brush leaves bronze marks just get some hoppes benchrest cleaner or sweets 7.62 and it will remove the beonze bristle marks. The finish will be untouched.
Link Posted: 10/3/2008 10:02:09 PM EDT
We had a few shooters leave their muzzle caps in their A-Frames when doing pop ups and they melted down over the barrel and side sling adaptor

Then you get the guy that gets his sling on his barrel doing the same thing.  It sucks cuase I end up fixing it or try too.
Link Posted: 10/3/2008 11:49:40 PM EDT
Maybe some Brake Cleaner sprayed on a rag till its dripping wet and wrapped around the affected area. Then wrap foil around the rag tightly to keep the stuff from evaporating so fast. I've found this will strip darn near anything from paint to poly to melting your gloves
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 6:13:34 AM EDT
Heat the bbl with a heat gun and use Easy-Off oven cleaner it works on my motorcycle pipes.
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 9:55:17 AM EDT
I got plastic gun case material stuck one one of the shorties.  I used 120 rds FA followed by WD and that worked.  I like the oven cleaner idea.  May go that way next time.  

Melted my forearm on the shorty, too.  Skin came off the shorty pretty easily, but the 3rd degree burn left a FH tatoo on my arm.  Was there for over 3 years.  I don't recommend WD or oven cleaner for 3rd degree burns, BTW.

Sam
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 1:09:02 PM EDT
Mapp gas burns the hottest, however, before you put that to a barrel I would make some phone calls
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 4:00:45 PM EDT
Over Cleaner, had my wifes ribbon on her cowboy hat melt on my chrome pipes on my Harley one year in Daytona for Bike Week,,works miracles...And it's made to remove burned on grime! Try it I'll guarantee it..or your money back. If it don't work send me the receipt. Just follow the directions..run a 30 rds. through it, get it good & hot, spray it on let it set a couple minutes, don't let it dry. Wipe it off while it's still wet, repeat till clean.
Link Posted: 10/11/2008 12:06:58 PM EDT
So did it come off.

I need to know in case it happens to me.That way I won't have to take my turn in the barrel.

Link Posted: 10/13/2008 7:08:50 AM EDT
LOL... I was waiting for more info/suggestions.  It's not as bad as some of the horrors posted in this thread, and it reminds me to pay attention at all times. I may leave it.
Link Posted: 10/14/2008 7:16:49 PM EDT
What about getting AK hand-guard plastic of?  





Link Posted: 10/16/2008 2:17:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 2:20:40 PM EDT by SatelliteMan]

Originally Posted By weptek911:

Originally Posted By Mammynun:
Any idea how to get it off? surely I'm not the only idiot out there... or am I?


No, but you are a post whore.






Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:24:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mammynun:
LOL... I was waiting for more info/suggestions.  It's not as bad as some of the horrors posted in this thread, and it reminds me to pay attention at all times. I may leave it.
You could try some gasoline.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:26:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 12:33:30 AM EDT by Melendez402]

Originally Posted By Scooby223:
What about getting AK hand-guard plastic of?  

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You should have gone with K-Var. That is a Yugo right?
Link Posted: 10/22/2008 6:51:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PUBBOY:
Wipe it clean after a mag dump.

That's what I did when I melted my case to my barrel.
Link Posted: 10/25/2008 5:45:21 PM EDT
Contact Cleaner will melt plastic. Spray some on a white cotton rag and wipe off. Use a bronze brush if needed.

Make sure you lube everything when your done because it will take all the lube off everything it touches.
Link Posted: 11/10/2008 6:26:49 AM EDT
After reading all the suggestions, I went with the mag dump followed by a copper bore brush.  Melted carpet came right off without any damage to the finish underneath... like it never even happened!
Link Posted: 11/10/2008 11:15:59 AM EDT
Thank God this one is over...glad it worked out!!!
Link Posted: 11/10/2008 9:51:47 PM EDT
Some of the best fixes are the most fun also.

Note to self. Mag dumps are good for your guns.
Link Posted: 11/10/2008 10:12:18 PM EDT
Call Rosie O'Donnell, she will munch that damn carpet right off.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:12:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Norecoil1:
Heat the bbl with a heat gun and use Easy-Off oven cleaner it works on my motorcycle pipes.



+1
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 4:00:39 AM EDT
Mapp gas is not the hottest burning, Acetylene is. Mapp gas burns at around 5300 degrees and acetylene at almost 5600 degrees. I wouldnt use propane or any type of flame to burn it off, Try useing a rag soaked in ammonia and wrap it arond the burnt carpet let it sit maybe 20 minutes then try removing it with a plastic scraper.
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