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Old 10-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #1051
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I keep my weapons as clean as possible, however, you may want to test them on the dirty side on occasion. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you may not have the tools to clean with, you will need to know if they will work properly when they are really dirty. IMHO.

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Old 10-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #1052
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I tried brake cleaner, Wmart was out of BCgunscrub I dont use gloves when I clean and I can tell you the brake cleaner is tacky. Immediately sprayed Rem.Oil on it.So much for B Cleaner. Found Hoppes 9 spray gun cleaner, anyone have experience with this. It was cheaper than Gunscrub.

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I guess it depends on what brand brake cleaner you used. The stuff I used came from NAPA and it came out of the can COLD and it left behind a light gray colored residue which I just wiped off with break free CLP.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #1054
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3m brake clean is the best brake clean i use it daily to clean gasket surfaces, starting fluid, fire starter keep a can or 2 in the car and I do use it on metal gun parts but you do need to oil whatever you spray with it.

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where did you buy the 3m brake cleaner at? Napa, Checker??

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #1056
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NAPA had it on sale a couple of weeks ago for 3 dollars a can

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thanks for your prompt answer

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I am also retired mil so I clean each weapon after returning from the farm. However, I have let the ARs get pretty dang dirty just to make sure they will fire if I find myself without cleaning solvents and so forth. I put 500 rounds through each, then let them sit for about a year, this was in 1992 I believe. Got 'em out and had no FTF or FTE problems, so was happy. I use GunScrubber on all my weapons, then use the bore snakes with Hoppes and Rem Oil or Hoppes oil whichever I have at the time. Use the nylon brushes for the pistol barrels plus the above. I have used bearing grease on the bolt on the ARs if I am going to shoot a bunch. It doesn't break down nor heat up. Be careful with the grease because everything will want to stick to it, dust, hair, cotton fibers, etc. Seems like everyone on this thread takes very good care of their weapons, thanks for the above info my friends, good stuff.

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I clean them weather I fire them or not every once in a while to keep them from collecting any rust or lint etc. I use nothing but EEZOX & that is it.

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My kids and I sit down once a month and clean the guns. Each kid gets a differant firearme each time. The idea being that they shoud be able to access the firearms from the safe at anytimee, break down each firearm in the safe, clean it and put it back together. If there's a problem, I want them to be able to troubleshoot and solve the problem. And no - they do not have the combo to the safe. :-) I have also purchased them each a carbine. They are very good shots with their personal carbines and it's up to them to research, ask about and purchase extras and accessories they may like to have, The daughter thought she wanted a 30x10 power scope to go on her carbine. We went through the pro's and con's together and she decided on a red dot scope instead. That sort of thing. I'm very lucky in that my children have a love for firearms. However, we teach Safety,Safety,safety!!

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