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Surprise cleaning products

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 10-Ring, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Have you ever spilled or accidently applied to your guns & discovered it cleaned better than the expensive stuff you were already using? I have a buddy that uses windex to wipe down his stainless guns and has been using waterless hand cleaner from auto supply place to clean his Glocks :scrutiny: :confused:
    I haven't tried it myself (yet) even tho the stuff looks like it works well w/ no apparent down side.
  2. Bear Gulch

    Bear Gulch Well-Known Member

    Easy off is great for cleaning machine guns. We used it in the Army before inspections!
  3. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Well-Known Member

    Windex with vinegar is frequently used by black powder shooters as a powder solvent.
  4. Bear Gulch

    Bear Gulch Well-Known Member

    Sudsy Ammonia and water for cleaning after shootingn corrosive ammo.
  5. sm

    sm member

    Coca Cola is "surprising".

    Spill on a polymer pistol and you have a very "tacky" grip.

    Works great to remove blood off a Stainless Frame....
  6. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    A friend who shot at Perry (and won a lot) used Gleem toothpaste to clean the copper out of his M1 and M14 rifle barrels. I don't know what he uses now that Gleem is off the market.

  7. stevelyn

    stevelyn Well-Known Member

    Yes it is. I've used it to remove rust. Unfortunately it removes bluing too.
  8. ajkurp

    ajkurp Well-Known Member

    Ed's Red

    has proven to work better at removing fouling than any commercial solvent I've ever used. As a bonus, it leaves a persistent light lube on the action.
  9. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Hot soapy water for the corrrosive stuff, dont even need amonia

  10. Bear Gulch

    Bear Gulch Well-Known Member

    Ed's red is also the best for removing cosmo and accumulated gunk from milsurps.
  11. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    If you look on the side of the can, Coke contains phosphoric acid. Exactly the same stuff that's in Naval Jelly. Pepsi has it too, with citric acid as well.

    Don't keep that stuff in your mouth for longer than 2 days, or it'll dissolve your teeth! :p

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