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KBlue 02-17-2009 02:51 PM

Utility Brushes: Maintenance
 
I feel like i go through these things like toothpicks. Does anybody have any tips on how to get built-up gun shot residue off of a nylon utility brush?

BILLYBOB44 02-19-2009 02:59 AM

Brush??
 
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Originally Posted by KBlue (Post 72182)
I feel like i go through these things like toothpicks. Does anybody have any tips on how to get built-up gun shot residue off of a nylon utility brush?

Buy 1 more new brush, use it seldom, buy package of pipe cleaners, from a smoke shop, and throw them away, as they dirty. The pipe cleaners will get into alot of places the brush won't. Esp. handy on semi-autos=inside of slides,down into the frame area, etc.:D:D

KBlue 02-21-2009 03:23 PM

great advice, thanks!

kdog 02-21-2009 04:46 PM

I just take a cheap tooth brush, that my kids got at school, when teh dentist was in class to brush off the crud and then take some long, single sided Q-tipps you normally use to clean electronic devices. Since these mostly have wooden shafts on them, you can also use the cotton free side to get into corners and scrape out the dirt.
Advantage on the long q-tipp is, that you can put some cleaning solvent or gun oil onto the cotton tipp and get nearly everywhere you have to. And since there is no metall on them, you can`t scratch the finish.

Just like whith the pipe cleaners, you can really nicely clean the rails on the frame and slide.
Also, since the cotton is normally white, you can always see, if there is still some dirt on the cleaned area or not.


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