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Old 01-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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So my wife is having her first baby and like most dads I want a non defective healthy child. That being said, it occurred to me that the fumes given off by stronger gun cleaning solvents required to get off the really blackest blacks of a well used ar15 could be detrimental to the kids health both in the womb as well as after it is born (I know if I don't vent well I get a headache from the fumes). So what do you guys think? what have you heard on the subject?
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Yeah, mom and her precious cargo shouldn't be exposed to those kinds of fumes and of course smoke. Why not be 100% safe and clean the guns in the garage or over at a buddy's house.

And make sure your wife takes all her vitamins and supplements! If she's not taking daily two or three quality fish oil capsules high in EPA/DHA, start doing that now.
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haha...yeah she takes her prenatals. Are there any nontoxic alternatives that will work?
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haha...yeah she takes her prenatals. Are there any nontoxic alternatives that will work?
I doubt it. Just do your gun cleaning while she is out running errands or when she's not home. Then immediately take the garbage out where you threw your gun cleaning patches and open a window for a few minutes. That should take care of the smell.
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Don't worry about safe alternatives, do what WOC says, just keep it the hell away from your woman.

If you have a cat, that's now your responsibility too. Along with cleaning if you're like me and you like that clean bleach smell.
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I know Hopps cleaners really stinks up the house and the smell, although kind of cool, can linger for days. I don't think it's so good for little kids and pregnant mothers. When my grand kids and their mother, with a newborn, were staying here is about when I found out about Sharp Shoot R Precision Products copper cleaner called Wipe-Out and their carbon cleaner called Carb-Out. Seemed to stop everyone from bitching about smell. The Wipe out is a foam bore cleaner and has no noticable smell. I let it soak overnight and then scrub out the bore with a nylon brush and patch dry. Stuff really works good. I also use the Carb-Out but it does have a bit of an order, however, not near as strong as Hopps. Clean guns in garage now and keep even this stuff away from little kids.
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Yeah, mom and her precious cargo shouldn't be exposed to those kinds of fumes and of course smoke. Why not be 100% safe and clean the guns in the garage or over at a buddy's house.

And make sure your wife takes all her vitamins and supplements! If she's not taking daily two or three quality fish oil capsules high in EPA/DHA, start doing that now.
Q....either you got a lot of kids and grandkids, or mebbe you were a midwife in a past life.
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for non toxic, I hear good things about Gunzilla. expensive tho.....
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Bag all used patches, wipedown rags, etc, trash them outside, then go wash good with soap and water. You are picking up lead on your skin from the gun, and it transfers to things you touch. Not only from bullets, but primers are mainly lead azide.

Not much, but there is no PEL for lead for unborn children.
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Bag all used patches, wipedown rags, etc, trash them outside, then go wash good with soap and water. You are picking up lead on your skin from the gun, and it transfers to things you touch. Not only from bullets, but primers are mainly lead azide.

Not much, but there is no PEL for lead for unborn children.
C3 nailed my concern as well. You bring a lot of lead home from the range on your skin and clothes. Lead is a nasty chemical for children, born or unborn. Your best bet is to be as careful as possible with all contaminates. Don't take chances.
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