Break free powder blast?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by colmustard, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    So I took my trusty sigma .40 to the range the other day, got home and cleaned it with the can of break free I just bought the other day. ( this was the first time I have used break free). It cleaned very well. So the next day I go to pick up my cleaning mat ( its one of the ones gander mtn. gives you) and the rubber on the bottom of the mat was stuck to my table and looked to have been melted by the break free. So looking on the can it gives a warning to plastic. So after a few days of my gun being clean I take it and clean it again with remmington shotgun cleaner and hoppes number 9.

    My question is do you think the break free could have done any harm to my sigma?
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I doubt it as you cleaned it off right away. It had time to soak into the mat and eat away at the material. What I found to work great on cleaning is aero-kroil penetrating oil. No nasty chemical reaction and dont smell too bad either.
     

  3. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Thanks man, yeah the gun sat for about 3 days or so before I cleaned it but it looked ok. I know this question might have seemed dumb, but I never used break free before and seeing what it did to that mat kinda freaked me out! I think I will stick with hoppes 9 or try your suggestion. Thanks for the info and peace of mind. ;)
     
  4. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Thats also a different base in the plastic mat then you have for the polymer frame. I think your good to go.
     
  5. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    Been using break free for twenty year never had a problem with it .
     
  6. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Cool beans :) I know the sigma isint much but it was my first pistol purchase so its kinda sentimental. Thanks again.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hey, it was a free cleaning mat, what did ya expect? :p
     
  8. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    LOL! True cane very true, but I am cheap like that! :D
     
  9. jlwlson1

    jlwlson1 New Member

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    Break Free Powder Blast

    Just to give more information to others about this product. I have a Mossberg Model 835 12gauge which had a camo pattern paint job. Yes I said had, the Break Free product melted the paint clean off around the chamber all the way back to the stock.
     
  10. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter New Member

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    Many gun cleaners (like gunscrubber) contain hot solvents like acetone or toluene, and so any competent gun maker uses plastic that is solvent resistant. Even Glock frames are supposedly OK with it. It will attack paint so you have to be careful also cover your sights and optics.
     
  11. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    HEY! I resemble that remark!! :D

    If you must, I prefer the term FRUGAL to cheap! ;)
     
  12. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Also be VERY careful about the finish on your wood stocks...it'll eat the varnish off on contact! (unfortunately I learned the hard way)
     
  13. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I have a funny gun scrubber story

    I was at a friends house one day and we went shooting for a few hours. When we got back he decides to clean his pistol over the kitchen sink "using gun scrubber". He generously sprayed the gun scrubber onto his field stipped gun, and i mean generously. He cleaned the gun and reassembled it. After about 10 minutes we started hearing water gushing from somewhere...and we found the cause.. The gunscrubber had went down the drain and ate all of the "plastic" water pipes.. Needless to say he didnt use gun scrubber again