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Bore Cleaner Warning

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by socalbeachbum, Jun 26, 2013.

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  1. socalbeachbum

    socalbeachbum Member

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    Got my shiny new Ruger 10/22 a few weeks ago, has the laminate carbine stock in Zombie Green :D

    Cleaned it after first use, used Safariland brand bore cleaner in a spray can, and it destroyed the finish on the receiver where cleaner drooled over the crappy black paint Ruger now uses. Looks like I used acetone on it.

    I'd taken it out of the stock for a good thorough cleaning, so no harm to the stock.

    Not sure if other bore cleaners are this dangerous to use. I've see guys use carb cleaner on guns. I've always used Hoppes powder solvent and oil, only. This is the first and last time I'll ever use the spray can stuff.
     
  2. HB

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    It would have flaked off anyway, at least thats what happened on my charger...

    HB
     
  3. adelbridge

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    see if you can send it back. I would consider that a design flaw. I would also take it up with Safariland as a hedge
     
  4. Fishbed77

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    Breakfree Bore Cleaner will destroy pretty much any painted-on finish if left in contact for very long. You can certainly try sending it back to Ruger (since they do have great customer service) but I'm not sure that they are really at fault.
     
  5. GBExpat

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    Rather than blue or phosphate they paint the metal?! How incredibly lame.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Conventional blue or phosphate will not work on a 10/22.
    Ruger 10/22's have aluminum alloy receivers.

    Many years ago, they hard anodized them all a uniform blue black, as well as the alloy trigger guards..

    More recently it is bake-on paint, and plastic trigger guards.

    Even more recently, I guess it is Zombie Green paint now?
    That right there is what is lame!

    rc
     
  7. GBExpat

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    <chuckle> There it is. ;)
     
  8. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Whatever happened to steel. That's one reason I don't buy Ruger.
     
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    Can't speak for the stuff you used but I can tell you mosquito repellant will remove stock finish as well.
     
  10. Fishbed77

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    I'm pretty sure 10/22 receivers have always been aluminum alloy.

    As for the polymer trigger guard, it is stronger than the older metal version:

    http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-1022.htm
     
  11. Certaindeaf

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    Did you read the directions?
     
  12. Jackal

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    All the aerosol gun scrubbers are just relabeled brake cleaner or carb cleaner (except for aerosol "lubes"). Both will take paint off. Save yourself $5 per can and get $0.99 carb cleaner from Walmart. Same product, one sixth the price.
     
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    Yea, you always want to save a couple bucks to ruin your stuff.
     
  14. fguffey

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    Compatibility: A bad habit, carburetor cleaner, another bad habit, degreaser, there are a lot of home remedies, another mistake, assuming, there are chemicals that will turn a TURK Mauser gray.

    Most new firearms come with instructions and directions, when ignored or misunderstood the instructions become destructions.

    F. Guffey
     
  15. socalbeachbum

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    ya, I read the directions. something like spray the bore liberally so you come back and buy more brake cleaner relabelled as great for your guns.

    never again. good ol' Hoppes for this guy
     
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    I've never heard of Ballistol hurting anything.. wood included. I think you can ingest it, though I'd not recommend it.
     
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    Maybe Hoppes #9 isn't so bad after all-or is it?
     
  18. socalbeachbum

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    Hoppes certainly smells better
     
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    I think for nickel finishes, it's pretty bad. I could be wrong though.
     
  20. Jackal

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    The aerosol cleaners (aka carb/brake cleaner) are never for use on plastic or some coated steel parts. They work great on blued or stainless steel. If you want an aerosol cleaner, get Break Free in the spray can. It will lube and clean, also wont harm wood, plastic or paint.
     
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    "destroyed the finish on the receiver".
    What? That is never acceptable in my book. I have a Ruger 10/22 and this is not good to hear. I have used some bore cleaners on receivers and frames to remove carbon build-up in the past. I'd be disappointed if the finish was damaged.
     
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    Yes. Never happened to me, but do not soak a nickel plated gun in #9 because the nickel comes off.
     
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    I got it using Break free and Ed' s Red for the past 20 years and I not bought a bottle of Hoppes # 9 since.
     
  24. jmr40

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    How many 22's are built on steel receivers? Only a handful and all of them are much more expensive than a 10-22. And their is no reason to make them from steel. Very few shotguns, or handguns today use steel, AR's have been made from aluminim for 50 years with no problems.
     
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    HUH?? Maybe your cheap pump guns and plastic black pistols, but my O/U and SxS and semi gas shotguns are all walnut and steel as are most of my handguns
     
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