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Posted: 8/13/2007 6:34:30 PM EDT



My Plt Sgt wants me to find a FAST and CHEAP way to clean the area of the chamber where the locking lugs lock up.

I'm talking white glove nazi armorer clean.

I know it's going overboard, but I have to do it. I was thinking about either break or carb cleaner. Which would be better?
Or is there something better?


This needs to leave the finish on the outside of the rifle untouched.

I'm sure that there are sprays out there made to do this, but keep in mind I'll be using it on a shit ton of rifles, and buying it myself, so I want it to be cheap.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:35:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:36:41 PM EDT by ampn]
Non-chlorinated brake cleaner.

ETA: Carb cleaner is too harsh. Brake cleaner dries without leaving a residue.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:35:49 PM EDT
Break Cleaner, although when I was in we used carb cleaner
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:36:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:36:51 PM EDT by BuckeyeRifleman]
Carburator cleaner often leaves a slight residue, non clorinated brake cleaner is your best bang for the buck.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:36:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:37:34 PM EDT by WildBoar]
Dental kit, Q tips and breakfree

Get to it.


Can of GunScrubber would help. Just a few drops of CLP on a barbers brush over the entire weapon after you are done then hit it with a rag. The finish will be tits.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:37:10 PM EDT
I've always had the best results with carb cleaner...
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:37:23 PM EDT
both are good, just dont get it on plastic.

The major difference between carb and brake clean is that carb cleaner wont burn out your O2 sensors on your car.

There is a spray on gun cleaner that is plastic safe. I dont remember what its called but it comes in a yellow can.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:40:52 PM EDT
Try to find a "gun specific" solvent\degreaser instead of using carb cleaner
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:07:56 PM EDT
I thought at one time somebody was making a cotton/felt "patch" (thicker than a normal patch) that was shaped like the bolt face. I think they were called cleaning stars, or something similar. I've never used them, but they looked like they would work as advertised.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:13:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:19:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By azsavage:
Powder blast works well
www.break-free.com/products/products_powderblastcleaner.asp?catalog=civil

Doesn't seem to work quite as well as brake cleaner though, and IMO smells worse for longer.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:20:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ranxerox911:
I thought at one time somebody was making a cotton/felt "patch" (thicker than a normal patch) that was shaped like the bolt face. I think they were called cleaning stars, or something similar. I've never used them, but they looked like they would work as advertised.


CJ Weapons sells them. I believe they're called Chamber-Maid patches.

I've never tried them myself, but if you Google for them you can find them being sold online.
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