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Posted: 3/26/2006 12:06:55 PM EDT
Getting ready to degrease a couple of guns and was wondering if brake cleaner would harm any surfaces that were painted?

Thanx - BD1
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:18:46 AM EDT
What kind of paint?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:02:33 AM EDT
Similarly, what about brake cleaner on the anodized surfaces of the AR? No ill effects or anything? All I need to degreasing, etc. is just any generic nonchlorinated brake cleaner for Auto Zone or the like?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 10:14:13 AM EDT
I wouldn't do it. I've heard horror stories about people that have used it on Arsenal AK's and it took the paint off.
As far as the AR is concerned I have to go over the finish with an oily rag after using it because it makes the finish look crappy.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 11:52:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gary-G23:
I wouldn't do it. I've heard horror stories about people that have used it on Arsenal AK's and it took the paint off.
As far as the AR is concerned I have to go over the finish with an oily rag after using it because it makes the finish look crappy.



Will do, but it's fine to blast down all the metal on the AR with brake cleaner?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 12:09:23 PM EDT
It won't hurt steel or aluminum, and it won't hurt blueing, parking, or anodizing. It will take off some paints. The AR will look whitish when you get done, because you've sucked all the oils out of it. Wipe it down with CLP and you're good to go.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 12:10:10 PM EDT
Chlorinated Brake Cleaner will ruin most paints.
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