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Posted: 1/20/2002 10:13:25 AM EDT
Although it is supposedly great for degreasing and cleaning firearms, are there any ill effects from using this product?
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 11:17:28 AM EDT
A friend of mine submerged a suppressor in it overnight and when he took it out the next day the carbon was gone, but it had no finish left left on it either.

I would suggest that you do not use it with any type of baked enamel finish.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 11:19:44 AM EDT
Nope...but I have thrown a couple of them in the dishwasher when the ole lady wasnt looking...cleaned em up pretty good....
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 2:12:21 PM EDT
For cleaning the guy in the AGI tapes really praises it. CLP for lubricating.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 2:26:56 PM EDT
Simple Green... I think I'd pass...

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Link Posted: 1/20/2002 2:41:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2002 2:45:21 PM EDT by Derek45]
I've used it for years on steel, with no ill effects.

It's great for de-greasing.

I use it with REALLY hot water. I shake off all the hot water and follow up with CLP.

I use it about once a year when I detail strip and REALLY clean a weapon.

It's like brake cleaner but with less smell.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 8:32:26 PM EDT
I use it all the time as a degreaser but I have seen a few problems with it. Specifically I've seen it strip the black off cheap parts such as Leapers scope mounts and I know a guy who had the finish taken off his Makarov by Simple Green.

About once a year I detail strip each of my guns, dunk them in Ed's Red and really scrub them up, then use Simple Green to completely degrease them before applying a fresh coat of CLP.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 11:06:54 PM EDT
Foamy engine brite does OK, as does Easy-off.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 5:32:59 AM EDT
We're not allowed to use simple green on aircraft landing gear or other high strength steel parts. It seems that it contains chlorates that attack the steel microstructure and will cause cracking that eventually causes the part to fail.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 5:00:40 PM EDT
I've been cleaning all of my weapons for quite a while with dish soap and HOT water. I have found nothing that degreases as thoroughly. Of course you still need bore cleaner in the barrel, but dish soap, toothbrush and very hot water does an outstanding job of cleaning.
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 3:46:44 PM EDT
Don't do it. It can remove anodizing! Bad idea!

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