Cleaning Garand clips


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elktrout
August 26, 2009, 11:43 PM
I have some M-1 Garand enbloc clips that are slightly corroded (have that light green hard film on the metal). Anyone have any good methods of cleaning them? Powder solvent and a brush sure is time consuming.

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Maverick223
August 26, 2009, 11:49 PM
Just a thought...if you reload you could throw it in the case tumbler with some light polishing media (corncob). Should go a LOT quicker...and easier too. :D

CapnMac
August 26, 2009, 11:50 PM
Borrowed an ultrasonic (industrial size) cleaner for the bucket I got cheap.
Still had to get them all wiped clean, but it was pretty quick doing the entire 1000 or so.

goofy grape
August 27, 2009, 02:18 AM
I've got about twenty I need to clean and am glad someone asked the question.

Im283
August 27, 2009, 01:52 PM
my clips are not funked up, but just have the parkerized coating.

I use steel wool on them. Takes less than a minute. Rub them down on the inside until they feel nice and smooth.

skidooman603
August 27, 2009, 02:04 PM
+1 on tumbler. Works fine

Maverick223
August 27, 2009, 02:20 PM
+1 on tumbler. Works fineGlad it helped...just came to me. :)

elktrout
September 2, 2009, 12:33 AM
I tried the vibratory cleaner angle, but it did not take off the corrosion on the clips. I even tried auto battery spray cleaner, which helped somewhat but still the greenish colored corrosion is there.

Anyone else have any ideas?

Maverick223
September 2, 2009, 12:40 AM
Try a different, more abrasive cleaning media...sand might do the trick...other than that scrub it with steel wool. :)

Uncle Mike
December 30, 2009, 10:34 AM
Blast em'!

Walnut hull in a sand blaster...has worked for us for....a damn long time! lol hehehehe
It'll remove everything BUT the blue or parkerizing.

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