Cleaning Question on Airweights


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Protein anchor
October 30, 2006, 03:49 PM
Hi, I have a new 642 I picked up a couple days ago. Now, I realize the clear-coat finish might require special care. SW tells me the finish is better than a couple years ago and that the issue is the use of ammonia. (Not to use it and it is in the manual I am told but have not looked yet for myself)

So, what do you guys recommend for solvents for this guy? I guess Birchwood has a polymer safe gunscrubber out now they state can be used on ANY firearm...and finish. Let me know, Thanks, :)

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QuarterBoreGunner
October 30, 2006, 06:08 PM
that the issue is the use of ammonia
Huh. Interesting; I was under the impression that you'd find ammonia only in a dedicated copper solvent like Sweet's 7.62 (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=643582).
Personally I'm fond of plain ole' CLP fro cleaning if I'm cleaning in a relatively short period of time after shooting. But I'd recommend M-Pro 7 (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=619561); non toxic, water soluble and even smells ok. Safe for all finishes and does a pretty good job.
I'm sure you'll get a myriad of other opinions here as well.

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