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Posted: 3/18/2006 7:39:33 AM EDT
I need to find the best chemical to remove/soften bolt carrier carbon build up that I can find at a auto parts store (brake or carb cleaner?) or a hardware store (acetone or paint thinnner??).

I know the carbon is self cleaning but I'm running a little experiment and I want to remove all the old carbon buildup from the rear of the bolt carrier by letting it soak and then cleaning it all up.

suggestions?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:50:47 AM EDT
A friend uses Hoppes #9. He buys the quart bottle.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:53:16 AM EDT
Somebody had a post with some kind of gun related product that takes it off in seconds. Can't remember what it was called...



TS
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:04:57 AM EDT
I use Hoppes #9, it seems to work a little better than CLP, but that is my experiences only.
YMMV.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:14:33 AM EDT
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:33:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html



I think that's it.


TS
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:19:17 AM EDT
I recently started to clean ALL of my guns with non-chlorinated brake cleaner. It works wonders, give it a try, I promise you'll be satisfied.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:00:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html



BIG +1
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:06:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TKO:

Originally Posted By bump0x:
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html



BIG +1



+2, slip 2k, is good sheeeuuut.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:14:26 AM EDT
I like MPro-7. A bit pricey, but it's non-toxic and works well on carbon.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:17:17 AM EDT
I use Kroil. let it soak for a few hours and just wipe it off.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:28:47 AM EDT
I use a citrus based cleaner that you buy from bike shops. They work great!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:31:20 PM EDT
I really like the Slip2000 carbon cutter.
Most carbon whipes off and a little brush action gets the rest off.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:35:20 PM EDT
kroil with a scotch bright.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:54:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boog:
I need to find the best chemical to remove/soften bolt carrier carbon build up that I can find at a auto parts store (brake or carb cleaner?) or a hardware store (acetone or paint thinnner??).

I know the carbon is self cleaning but I'm running a little experiment and I want to remove all the old carbon buildup from the rear of the bolt carrier by letting it soak and then cleaning it all up.

suggestions?



I scrape it off.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:16:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hostile1:
I recently started to clean ALL of my guns with non-chlorinated brake cleaner. It works wonders, give it a try, I promise you'll be satisfied.



Sounds good

GI brush CLP
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:01:44 PM EDT
Just ordered carbon killer. Hope it works well.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:05:45 PM EDT
Hoppe 9
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:31:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 2:33:58 PM EDT by menof2amendment]
use a toothbrush and hoppes 9.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:43:45 PM EDT
I've found that Hoppe's doesn't really do a very good job of rough carbon. It's fine for barrel fouling, but for stuff like revolver cylinder faces, it doesn't do much at all.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:19:30 PM EDT
Slip 2000 works good; use it often. I'd suggest using Shooter's Choice (with a less expensive version being GM Top Engine Cleaner) as a much better alternative than using Hoppe's #9.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:29:42 PM EDT
"Grease-of-Elbow".
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:01:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hostile1:
I recently started to clean ALL of my guns with non-chlorinated brake cleaner. It works wonders, give it a try, I promise you'll be satisfied.



+1....I get it at Advance Auto Parts, and it's fairly cheap. I hose down the bolt and carrier after shooting, then lube it all up with CLP and reassemble. Works great.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:15:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOA:
I use Kroil. let it soak for a few hours and just wipe it off.



+1
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:22:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html



+1 Great stuff
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 2:21:18 PM EDT
I ordered mine on the 19th and haven't received it yet. Considering it was ten bucks for fed ex home delivery, I'm pissed.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:20:11 PM EDT
another vote for kroil.... that stuff really does work well.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:23:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html



That's the best.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:35:46 PM EDT
Well,
I heard from the slip2000 folks. Turns out FedEx home delivery takes 7-10 business days. Don't know why the hell it costs $10 then, but whatever. At least they replied quickly and were polite.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:48:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AMZ:
"Grease-of-Elbow".




+1
Works ever time
Free
Never runs out
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:23:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
slip 2000 carbon cutter is what you are looking for.

www.slip2000.com/carbonkiller.html



I went to their page and saw the black bolt turn silver. Is that what it's suppose to do?
If so, I want my bolt black, not silver. Or am I wrong?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:26:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:28:45 AM EDT
I supply students with Butch's bore shine in needle oiler bottles. Seems to be the best combination I've used so far. The Butch's from Brownells is slightly discounted and comes with no hassle. It works on carbon and copper fouling so you have just the one cleaner for your whole weapon.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:47:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 6:49:17 AM EDT by Eldage]
Beer.

I don't clean with it ...... I drink it while I scrap off the carbon.

Some advice: Dont drink the beer before you shoot or carbon won't be your biggest problem.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:43:57 PM EDT
Equal parts of acetone, mineral spirits, kerosene and transmission fluid. Works for me and cheap to make.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:46:56 PM EDT
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