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How to clean a Suppressor?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by el Godfather, May 22, 2020.

  1. el Godfather

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    Deleted as it made some members uncomfortable.
     
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    What does the suppressor manufacturer say about cleaning it? That is where I would turn, first. Also, does the manufacturer give the okay for running it wet?
     
  3. Col. Harrumph

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    I don't have a suppressor, so can't speak from experience. But maybe dunk it in an ultrasonic tub filled with Ed's Red?
     
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    No markings? A suppressor is legally required to have manufacturer name, location, and serial number. How did you register it without that info.

    I would delete this post until that is cleared up.
     
  7. el Godfather

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    Not in the US.

    but I am deleting post as you recommended for it may not conform to US laws where this forum is based.

    Thank you
     
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  8. rdnktrkr

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    EDs Red is 1qt Dexron transmission fluid, 1qt oderless mineral spirits, 1qt kerosene, 1qt acetone and a little lanolin. I think if you are not shooting shotguns you can delete the acetone. Look it up on the web about the history and benefits of it. I use it in my ultrasonic cleaner and it works great
     
  9. MCFLYFYTER

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    Where are suppressors not regulated? Seriously, I'd like to factor that into my future plans.
     
  10. CapnMac

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    Much of Europe, for one. Considered a minor accessory, and occasionally, a requirement for noise control.
    Now, that does not ease the various restrictions on ownership. Like having to join a club, take classes, pass licensing, and so on.
    There's always a trade off.
     
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  11. MCFLYFYTER

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    So the person is registered, not the silencer. Makes sense
     
  12. mustbe

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    Well that's a relief. But now I'm upset that as an American I'm not as free as previously thought.

    Back to the topic. The material will determine the safest method of cleaning. Suppressors use a combination of aluminum, stainless and titanium. Aluminum is the only concern. Aluminum will not tolerate harsh chemicals or an ultra sonic bath.

    Boretech makes a carbon solvent that is water soluble and aluminum safe. It works well and can be rinsed out in the sink. Ed's red works but rinsing can be problematic as you will have waste to dispose of.
     
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    I bought a colander at the dollar store and use commercial coffee filters to filter my Eds Red when it needs it
     
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