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Rifle / Pistol Cleaning

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Capn Jack, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just finished hosing down my AR's with brake cleaner and then finished off with a liberal coat of Hoppe's #9, inside and out.:thumbup:

    As I was wiping them down with an old oily t-shirt before returning them to the safe, I had to laugh as I thought of Larry Potterfield and the surgical procedures he shows on
    TV for cleaning guns.:laugh:

    Jack...:cool:
     
  2. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    I take a more hands-on approach to cleaning my guns, but if that works for you I don't have anything against it. Maybe I should try that some time...it would save me a good bit of time :D.
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You can do a lot to an AR that you maybe wouldn't want to do to your $1500.00 Kimber! One thing for sure! There isn't much on this planet that BrakeKleen can't remove!
     
  4. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'll have to admit, AR's are the dirtiest rifles I've ever owned, but spray brake cleaner and the handle end of a cleaning rod (Pinned to not rotate) with a chamber brush, make things a lot easier. :thumbup:

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I wrap my scope in an old dish towel before I start any spraying.;)

    Jack...:cool:
     
  5. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I think you have to be careful what you spray brake cleaner on, it can change the color and remove moisture from wood stocks. Me, I just use shooters choice to clean and CLR to lube. Not a dunk the glock in the bucket kind of guy. I take the time and do it right.

    But if it works for you then I support you 100%. I tend to be super fussy when it comes to taking care of my guns. OCD I guess.
     
  6. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    red or green can?
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think it's a Black (Dark) colored can. I'd go look, but I just finished locking everything up.

    I bought two cases of it at my friendly NAPA dealer and gave one to my brother for his birthday.

    Jack...:cool: