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Old 06-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
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My favorite lubricant for my shootin irons is (dont laugh) auto trans fluid. Great for a 22 pocket semi in cold weather, long term storage, etc. Its the main ingredient in "eds red" which is good cleaner/lube, cheap too.

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I made a wheel out of cardboard, put it on a dremel, and used an extremely light and fast touch.

Probably one of the more abusive methods, but it didn't even deface the brushed finish, so I'd have to say it probably didn't damage anything.

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Ok, lead-away cloth worked great. I also switched to Fireclean and after the last range session, everything came off without using lead-away Might be time to retire to ole' CLP.

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Be careful cleaning too much with lead removers. They are all abrasive to some extent. Too much cleaning opens the gap between the cylinder and forcing cone which leads to more flame cutting and leading issues.

I only clean the cylinder face of lead if the cylinder starts to bind and not spin freely.

Clp isnt a lead remover as it has no abrasive properties. It is however a reallly good remover of powder fouling.

Burnt carbon in the form of carbon rings can be removed throiugh prolonged soaking but i wouldnt advise frequent removal by abrasives or scraping.

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Outers has an electric bore cleaner . It works on the princaple of reverse electrolice sp lol.
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Outers has an electric bore cleaner . It works on the princaple of reverse electrolice sp lol.
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These are pretty easy to DIY as well.

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I have only 1 stainless it's a 625. I didn't realize the front of the cylinder was suppose to be shiny, after all the rest of my revolvers are blue. After reading forums I found out the burnt crap was suppose to come off. So I used some elbow grease a copper brush and some Hoppes, scrubbed and scrubbed. Shiny, how 'bout that.

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I try to keep it nice and clean with that same Hoppes and brass brush technique, but a few shots at the range and its right back to black. It really is the hardest part to keep clean.

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I am looking for some tips. I recently purchased a Smith 629, which is my first wheel gun. Had a great time shooting it, then went home to clean and the powder (lead?) at the front of the cylinder will not come off no matter what I try. First I tried CLP, then Gunscrubber but neither one does a thing to those marks no matter how much elbow grease I put into it.

The gun is stainless finish.

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Just a little dab of FLITZ on a rag, and the powder stains are GONE! That's all I use on my S&W Magnums.
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I try to keep it nice and clean with that same Hoppes and brass brush technique, but a few shots at the range and its right back to black. It really is the hardest part to keep clean.
meant to say brass. I guess copper would turn everything green
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