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Where to get brass wool/ bronze wool?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by RM, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. RM

    RM Member

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    I have seen several posts with people using brass wool and bronze wool for gunsmithing projects. Where do you get these products? Thank you.
     
  2. HRT

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    If you are looking for stuff to help with barrel cleaning go to the household cleaning section at your local supermarket and buy a pack of chore girl copper scrubbing pads. Cut the retaining clamp unrol and cut a rectanular section about the length of a worn out brush of the appropriate caliber wrap a couple turns around the brush and voila a first class lead remover. If you are looking for some for metal or wood finishing try one of the wood worker catalogs like Rckler or head to Brownells.
     
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    FWIW, I have often recommended brass or copper wool for removing light rust. For lead removal in revolver cylinders and handgun barrels, I much prefer the Lewis Lead Remover, which is made for the job.

    Jim
     
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    Choir Boy

    Grocery Store, Cleaning supplies, NO STEEL, NO STAINLESS

    Many Grocery Stores have: Chore Boy, Chore Girl; Walgreen Drug stores carry this brand name in the East.

    will work wonders on Lead removal. Several strands around your brass brush a couple a passes and then clean the unit
     
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    Places that sell marine supplies usually have bronze wool. It is used to finish varnish so the embedded shards don't rust. I think Home Depot also sells it. It looks like steel wool. It is NOT a pot scrubber.

    I use Breakfree CLP with bronze wool for rust removal. The CLP is a very good corrosion inhibitor and moisture displacement agent and will penetrate the residual rust left in pits to help keep it from progressing.

    The Chore Boy pot scrubber (or similar) is what you want for bore cleaning or as Jim said, the Lewis (Hoppes) lead remover depending on what type of gun you are trying to clean..
     
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    Not to hijack but does anyone know where to get lead wool?

    When i was working at an aircraft shop rebuilding/balancing propellers we used it a lot.

    its also great for fixing small leaks in old cast iron drain pipes.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I got my bronze wool at the hardware store.
     
  9. FuzzyBunny

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    Not trying to be a smartazz but try www.dogpile.com and enter lead wool.

    I did not know it had so many uses including radiation dose reduction.

    There is even lead rope and lead chaulk. I learned something
     
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    Bronze Wool purchase

    If you live close to a West Marine or Boat US Store, bronze wool is a standard stocked item.
     
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