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Offline Chief-USN

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What do you use to soak parts in?
« on: June 04, 2010, 11:06:28 AM »
 I was wondering what you guys use to soak various internal gun parts in when doing a detail cleaning. Something that would break down Carbon deposits, oil, grease, dirt , etc.
   Would carberater cleaner work?  Does good on carbon on carbs.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 11:21:18 AM »
I started using Eezox recently and really like it.  I don't soak the parts as I haven't had to.  This is really good stuff.  

http://www.eezox.info/truth.html

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 04:36:59 PM »

Here is another excellent cleaning product.


http://secure.armorholdings.com/kleen-bore/gunchemicals.html

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 05:53:29 PM »
C L P....Breakfree that is.. ;)
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 08:33:42 PM »
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 01:29:12 PM »
I would stay away from the carb cleaner to soak parts in as there are  too many great products designed for gun cleaning.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 06:59:48 PM »
I have had good results with Aero kroil, the only downside is it is a petroleum based product, and should only be used in an adequately ventilated area. The Eezox is also good.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 08:02:01 PM »
I like that Eezox.  Used it today.  Even has a good smell; to me, anyway!
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 10:58:35 PM »
In the Army, we used carb cleaner on M16/M4, but the direct impingement system causes MUCH more carbon fouling than on pistolo.  For powder/lead, I'd stick with something much less harsh (Hoppe's, Kroil, etc).  

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 06:48:31 AM »
I started using WC ultima-lube II carbon cleaner. It seems to work well.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011, 08:21:56 AM »
There's a lot of great answers here; just have to pick one and try it.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 11:32:05 PM »
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There's a lot of great answers here; just have to pick one and try it.

Agreed

I shoot hundreds of rounds every weekend in multiple guns in competition and sometimes go months between cleaning.

I've tried everything listed here and then some.

Nothing, even Carb cleaner, or carbon killer has bested good ol' Hoppes # 9 yet.

I just keep on coming back to it.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2011, 07:59:26 PM »
Hoppes #9 is good.  I still have a couple gun cleaning kits that it came in; still use it on occasion, especially in Ga; don't have to take gun cleaning products back and forth.  Good stuff.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 07:08:44 AM »
 I Use #9 on occasion but keep finding myself going back to what I used in Viet Nam, Still works great. Ever wonder when you see old pictures of soldiers in Viet Nam many have a green bottle in the attached to their helmet what it is? No it is not mosquito repellant... it is good old Break Free. †We used it on everything from M16's to 81MM Mortars. Good Stuff for soaking, just remember to shake well before using, If you ever see some in a glass jar you would understamd.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 08:15:01 AM »
You learn something new every day.

I never new they used break free in VN.

Hey if it still works, you have to use what you know.

I have never used it on a firearm, just some automotive jobs around the house.

Thanks Chief :)