Anyone tried SeaFoam on sealed cans?


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Anmut
July 26, 2014, 02:23 AM
I run seafoam through small engines often and it really gets the carbon out of the motor. I know the principles are completely different (burning with gas through a combustible engine vs. cleaning a can with it) - but I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried it?

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1858
July 26, 2014, 12:42 PM
No ... but why do it anyway? I took a two-day suppressor course earlier in the year with a leading suppressor designer/manufacturer and the consensus was "use it to clean it". High velocity, high temp gas is effective at removing excessive deposits. We were shown a number of disastrous and damaging attempts at cleaning that resulted in considerable expense for the owners. There might be a good reason why ablatives aren't used in centerfire rifle suppressors.

Arizona_Mike
July 27, 2014, 11:44 AM
Yep, a hot can is a clean can. A lot of subsonics will make it dirty. That is the reason so many pistol cans are cleanable and rifle cans are sealed.

Mike

Theohazard
July 31, 2014, 01:54 PM
I suppose it would help if the OP specified what kind of silencer he's talking about. He didn't say he had a centerfire rifle can, it could be a centerfire pistol or a .22 can.

Elkins45
July 31, 2014, 05:47 PM
Seafoam is expensive. I use a 50/50 mix of ATF and mineral spirits to soak my serviceable can and it makes it noticeably easier to drive out the core.

1858
August 7, 2014, 12:35 PM
I'd never heard of Sea Foam until this thread but I sure hope it works as advertised. My '14 Subaru has developed a rough idle over the last couple of months with no codes showing up (according to the local Subaru dealer). I added one 16oz treatment of SF-16 last night before filling up the gas tank.

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