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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by lowly monk, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. lowly monk

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

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    I had a used dryer sheet stuck to my jeans this morning and wondered could it be used for cleaning inside barrels. Or is it to harsh. It seems OK. Any impute?
     
  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    then your barrels will smell april fresh :cool:
     
  3. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Dryer sheet is either natural or synthetic cloth, barrel is steel. I'm thinking the barrel is tougher. Now if there are some oddball chemicals still in the sheet, it might not be a good thing, but if you're determined to use them, you could save a bunch up and soak/wash them.

    I generally wait until my underwear gets worn out, then one final wash before I start using them for patches/rags.

    Dryer sheets, I use to catch the dust from the tumbler. My brass smells spring fresh.


    elsie
     
  4. Darkker

    Darkker Mesa, Wa Active Member

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    Synthetic or not, anything can wear away at steel.
    I wouldn't suggest using them personally, but that is because I think they have zero absorption properties. Patches should absorb and imprint with fouling, not bullmoose things out of the way.
    $0.02
     
  5. timetoreload

    timetoreload Federal Way New Member

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    Not knowing exactly what the dryer sheet is coated in, I would be concerned that it might encourage the metal to rust. Loosely woven polyester is not going to be very effective at cleaning out the barrel though.