getting breakfree out of your gun


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sherman123
December 20, 2007, 03:15 AM
i recently got a bottle of breakfree gun cleaner to clean my new sp101 with. i sprayed it inside around the trigger, around the hammer, etc... cleaned and then scrubbed it til it was completely dry. even tho i didnt thnk there was anything else i could do to get it cleaned when i went out to fire some rounds there was gun cleaner all over the gun by the time i emptied one cylinder of ammo. i thought it couldnt be drier but the recoil forced cleaner still inside the gun back out and even tho i continuously have scrubbed it and tried drying it out i cant find a way to dry it of breakfree. does anybody else who uses breakfree alot have any suggestions of how i could get it drier

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hoji
December 20, 2007, 06:02 AM
Try using Gun Scrubber and some punctuation marks.:)

WeedWhacker
December 20, 2007, 06:52 AM
Breakfree CLP won't hurt your revolver. From a pragmatic standpoint, I'd suggest not spraying it directly INTO your revolver, and simply put CLP on patches and use those. Meanwhile, the excess CLP inside will eventually evaporate or get shaken out with use.

GTSteve03
December 20, 2007, 10:10 AM
Use a hair dryer or hot air gun to heat it up. This will both evaporate the Breakfree and also allow the teflon to penetrate the steel better and give you superior lubrication and rust prevention.

You could also toss it in the oven on low heat for about an hour, minus any wood or rubber grips!

OAKVILLE SHOOTER
December 20, 2007, 10:36 AM
You could also toss it in the oven on low heat for about an hour, minus any wood or rubber grips!

Also no ammunition!:eek:

bruss01
December 20, 2007, 10:56 AM
Use canned air to blow it out.

For better effect, disassemble the revolver until you can remove the trigger group assembly. Spray it down with break-free, then blow it out thoroughly with the canned air and let stand overnight to settle and evaporate the volatiles. Give it a good wipedown, blow-out with air and final wipedown the next day just prior to installation. This is what I do every time I give my GP100 a thorough cleaning, about once a year. I think it's the best thing you can do for a Ruger revolver.

My impression is that (after using any solvent product) you should coat the entire gun, every piece, with CLP and then get it as dry as possible. The goal being a gun that LOOKS entirely dry, but when touched still has a bit of an oily feel to it. This is easy to achieve with CLP because once you get it wiped off to just an oily film, then half of that film will evaporate as volatiles leaving just a barely discernable coating. Perfect. Too much oil just collects dirt and grit, making an abrasive slurry that causes wear. Wipe down, blow out, wipe again, let dry overnight, wipe-blow-wipe again the next day and you are all set, ready to re-assemble.

The-Fly
December 20, 2007, 11:46 AM
1. Shoot the gun, and the breakfree will get baked off.

2. Get a can of brake cleaner, and hose the gun down.

Henry Bowman
December 20, 2007, 11:59 AM
2. Get a can of brake cleaner, and hose the gun down.Of course then it has no lube/protection, so you have to start the process over again....

JohnBT
December 20, 2007, 02:53 PM
"but the recoil forced cleaner still inside the gun back out "

That's what you want, right? Keep shooting. :) It won't hurt anything, although you might get a little oil on your face.

Seriously, blow it out with air.

John

RNB65
December 20, 2007, 02:55 PM
Like alcohol, Break-Free is best used in moderation. Keep shooting and wiping and it will be gone soon enough.
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ArmedBear
December 20, 2007, 02:56 PM
Of course then it has no lube/protection, so you have to start the process over again....

But not with Break-Free.

I try to use cleaner to clean a gun, and lubricant to oil it. Solves most of the problems with CLP. Sometimes I even use a separate protectant to protect it.

CWL
December 20, 2007, 03:01 PM
Compressed air, either from a garage shop or buy a can of it from a computer/electronics store.

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