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Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by bikemutt, Jul 6, 2013.

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  1. bikemutt
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    I set my Guardian 22 can in full strength Simple Green, bad idea. It turned the matte black smooth finish chalky. Not the end of the world, just thought I'd share my faux pas.

    Anodized finishes may not like SG.
     
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    What is simple green?
     
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    A line of cleaning products. I'm guessing bikemutt used one of the concentrated general purpose versions. You can use it full strength, but generally is diluted with water.


    http://www.simplegreen.com/



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    A quick look at their website and a few of their products MSDS (they've many formulations) some are acidic, others are alkali. Aluminum and alkali solutions don't get along very well.

    Which "Simple Green" formulation was it?
     
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    Regular Simple Green is hard on aluminum. You can use it but have to rinse it off in short time and rinse thoroughly.....They make an aviation version that is aluminum approved.
     
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    It cleans guns and black powder well but I never soak them.
     
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