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Acetone???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JRW, May 21, 2013.

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  1. JRW

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    Acetone; If you were to use straight acetone to clean inside the barrel, would it be ok?
     
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    Just be sure to oil it well afterward, since you've stripped all of the rust protection off of it.
     
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    And do not get it on the wood
     
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    It may be ok, but, I've only seen it used in a formula. Don't know if that means anything or not but I would guess it does.
     
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    Isn't that what you use to clean the plastic off your choke tubes? Jackie B.
     
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    It doesn't need to be mixed with anything or any formula. Just make sure you heed skeet man and cubancigar's advice.

    The reason you often see it mixed with other solutions is for several reasons. Acetone by itself evaporates fast. When mixed with oil of some kind it slows the evaporating rate and adds some protectant/lubricant to the metal as skeet man above pointed out is necessary after use.
     
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    It's an ingredient in "ed's red"
     
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    Make sure you use it with good ventilation, away from any source of ignition, and with good eye protection.
     
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    try kroil works better and wont evaporate as fast mop the barrel let it sit a few and you will see the plasic start to lift then brush

    brian
     
  11. JRW

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    Thank you for the replies. Jerry
     
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    I find WD40 cuts plastic wad residue about as well as acetone FWIW. I do use acetone and naptha for specific cleaning jobs though.
     
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    Acetone is a great solvent for getting the plastic out of your bbl and it pulls everything else with the plastic including the oils. Acetone also is fairly volatile meaning it has a high vapor pressure at normal temperatures. Thats a problem if you are cleaning the gun in a small room on a warm day.

    I like the diluted version in the form of Eds Red which does leave some rust protection in your bore and doesn't flash off so quickly. A good and cheap alternative to either of these is mineral spirits mixed with diesel fuel.

    None of these solvents will be good on your nicely finished gun stock.
     
  14. Grayson Mayne

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    Actually Wolfram mineral spirits will not hurt you gun stock in the least. It cleans carbon as good as anything I have used and it takes all fingerprints from metal instead of just smearing a lubricant on them. BE careful with it as it is highly flammable.
     
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    Nothing else matters

    cleans, lubricates, rust protection second to none.

    Can lube your AR, can clean cuts in your hands.

    Can clean barrels, receivers.

    makes wood and polymer look better and keep protected.

    Great stuff, can't knock a German product!!!
     
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