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Help with cleaning a TiScan please!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dairycreek, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. dairycreek

    dairycreek Member

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    I have a S&W 386. FYI that's a 3"bbl., 7-shot 38/357 TiScan. I have had difficulty with getting the cylinder completely clean on the outside. Just can't get it really clean. Always seems to be some external residue that just won't come off. Have been using Eezox as my primary cleaner and a toothbrush to scrub the external surfaces. Anybody have the same problem? How did you solve it? Ideas and suggestions welcome. Good shooting:)
     
  2. ChristopherG

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    My 340 has an identical finish on the cylinder, and I know the staining you're talking about; and I don't worry about it. There are dark marks at the end of the cylinder, where they appear to be made by the flash-burn of the cylinder gap. All I know is they don't come off with a nylon brush and CLP; they aren't inhibiting the gun's function, or rubbing off on anything else; and I'm not going to rub at this gun with anything hard enough to screw up the titanium finish.

    Are the marks you're getting damaging the gun's function, or threatening to cause some problem? If not, then one option (and I realize you may not want to take it, and respect you decision to pursue this farther if that's the case) is not to worry about it.

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  3. Albert Shear

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    Carefull

    Do not confuse cosmetic and functional problems when dealing with titanium cylinders. The Ti is coated to help prevent premature erosion of the metal(it can flake). Make sure you do not use any abrasives or metal brushes. My 386PD has the same "burnt powder rings" on the face of the cylinder too.
    Al
     
  4. dairycreek

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I think I will take ChristopherG's advice and just forget about it. Good shooting:)
     
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