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Old 05-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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I bought my ak from a friend who I witnessed shoot over 1500 rds of both steel and brass corrosive ammo over the course of 1.5 years... Never cleaned the gun once!!!! I got it and was in shock there was 3 mm of crud on the tip of the piston that even after soaking didn't come over very easily... All other parts were laid on the table and sprayed every 2 hrs with more windex and the next morning all that residue wiped right off!!! Personally I would never shoot corrosive ammo in my AR15.... Where did you even find some?

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #12
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I've heard of people using kerosene to clean that stuff off...never tried it though.
You've never tried hoppe's 9? Look at the ingredients list.


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I bought my ak from a friend who I witnessed shoot over 1500 rds of both steel and brass corrosive ammo over the course of 1.5 years... Never cleaned the gun once!!!! I got it and was in shock there was 3 mm of crud on the tip of the piston that even after soaking didn't come over very easily... All other parts were laid on the table and sprayed every 2 hrs with more windex and the next morning all that residue wiped right off!!! Personally I would never shoot corrosive ammo in my AR15.... Where did you even find some?

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Isn't it just the water thats dissolving the corrosive salts that build up? I don't think ammonia does anything to it, especially since its a small amount. It was bulk Russian surplus from aimsurplus. 5.45 1080 tin was cheap
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You've never tried hoppe's 9? Look at the ingredients list.
Holy Cow! I wish I would have caught that before it made me look like a fool!
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Holy Cow! I wish I would have caught that before it made me look like a fool!
I told my mom I wanted hoppe's air fresheners for my truck, she told me to just dump kerosene in the carpet. I say "Ma? I smoke. I don't think that's such a great idea."
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Isn't it just the water thats dissolving the corrosive salts that build up? I don't think ammonia does anything to it, especially since its a small amount. It was bulk Russian surplus from aimsurplus. 5.45 1080 tin was cheap
Quick google search shows that u r right but at least the windex will evaporate away from the spots you just can't get into wipe...

I used it and it works for me... Use whatever u want.

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Quick google search shows that u r right but at least the windex will evaporate away from the spots you just can't get into wipe...

I used it and it works for me... Use whatever u want.

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Windex is pretty much just water and ammonia.

The janitor's ammonia is much stronger.(and a lot cheaper)
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Kroil is a penetrating oil- never had any problems with bluing and Kroil. You can spray it or swab it on, let set.
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