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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by deann, May 23, 2014.

  1. deann

    deann oregon Active Member

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    any good ideas on how to remove powder residue off the end of the cylinder and other places on a stainless steel revolver??
     
  2. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Lead removal cloth. Cut off a small square and it'll rub right off. Birchwood Casey and Tetra make them.
     
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  3. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    I use hoppe's with a brass toothbrush on mine.
     
  4. deann

    deann oregon Active Member

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    thnks for the info guys!
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Don't use the lead removal cloth. I did until I tried Mothers Mag polish. It works so much better. Cost less per use and it does not have that irritating smell and lots less work.
     
  6. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Mothers or Flitz, and ignore the anti-abrasives tards.
     
  7. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    Simple Green. You're welcome.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Simichrome. Use your fingers to apply, and a soft cloth to wipe off.
     
  9. Boomer50

    Boomer50 Portland Member

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    I disagree. I use the Birchwood Casey Lead Removal Cloth and it worked like magic, no scrubbing, using only a two-inch-square piece---there is LOTS more left.
     
  10. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    I just sold mine and got another 1911.
     
  11. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    OH Goody. But have you tried Mothers Mag polish and is this what you are basing your opinion ?
     
  12. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've scrubbed with a stainless brush and Hoppe's 9 'till I'm blue in the face and still the black won't come of the front of the cylinder. "Stainless" my butt! So Mark, are you saying you just rub a little with the mother's and a soft cloth? And it comes right of, that easy? I'll have to try one or the other I suppose.
     
  13. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Stainless (it don't rust) not does not stain. Several thousand rounds down the road and you get a better idea. Another note, there is clean and then shinny new clean. I prefer more time at the reloading bench cuz the next time I pull the trigger the stain is back. However this is not a put down of those who want there guns shiny new clean.
     
  14. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    stainless will rust, especially under the grips of a 1911 riding next to a sweaty body all summer.

    I really want to get my stainless guns hardchromed in NP3 so I just wipe them clean and forget about maintenance altogether. :)
     
  15. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    This. Just takes work. Get the crane and cylinder off keep it wet with Hoppe's and scrub with a bronze brush. Everything will come off and it should look clean as it was new.
     
  16. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wish i could remember what i found was good for this. However i can say that the newer CLP type products, FrogLube, Seal 1 and Fireclean, make it a lot easier to remove after the fact.

    Also, we have a cleaning section now! :)
     
  17. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Tried this on my revolver that never comes completely clean in that spot. Looks all pretty now. Thanks!
     
  18. python287

    python287 Neskowin,OR Active Member

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    Yes Stainless does rust - that's why it says stainless not rustless !
     
  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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