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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 30 cal slob, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Member

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    so a while back i got one. noticed that the unit came with some proprietary cleaning solution. fairly expensive too.

    i was thinking of using simple green as a cheap substitute for a not-too-dirty gun.

    any thoughts on what to use in a pinch?
     
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    In the college jewelry (really small sculpture) shop we used to use Mr. Clean. I wasn't able to test it on firearms. Something in the rules about firearms and college campus....:uhoh:

    I'd stay away from anything with a low smoke/flash point... so CLP could be dangerous

    Simple green ought to do a good job.
     
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    MPro-7 works well in US cleaners. Re-use indefinitely by filtering through coffee filters.
     
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    Careful with the original Simple Green and aluminum. It can do bad things to it, like causing corrosion.

    There's a good article about cleaning brass with ultrasonic cleaners:

    http://www.6mmbr.com/ultrasonic.html

    M-Pro 7 would be a good choice for firearms as it's basically a concentrated detergent that is aluminum-safe and will help remove fouling.
     
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    If it's got water in it, my guns aren't going in it.

    I use good old Hoppe's No. 9 by the quart. I reuse it again and again, filter it through paper towels in a funnel, add fresh, use it again.

    Nota bene: it contains kerosene, which is flammable. Ultrasonic gadgets tend to generate heat. Hoppe's No. 9 does a fine job, but you've got to turn on your cleaner briefly and not let the stuff get hot.
     
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    Ditto what Steve says about Simple Green and aluminum. Same goes for any of the "Purple Power" cleaning solutions you may find at auto parts stores...
     
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    very helpful, thanks!
     
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