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barrel cleaning

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by toad67, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. toad67

    toad67 Member

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    Recently purchased a Citori online. The gun is about 10 years old but still NIB. The Browning sticker that was on the barrel left some really terrible residue. Need something that will remove it but not hurt the blueing, thoughts?
    Thanks in advance.

    T67
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    GooGone, hair spray, WD40, brake cleaner, rubbing alcohol, paint thinner (solvent)...
     
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    Acetone is great for this - if your married, borrow some of your wife's fingernail polish remover.

    Mineral Spirits also work well - charcoal lighter fluid is mostly mineral spirits.
     
  5. shooterIII

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    Goof Off-- The best I have found, I got the tip on this site a couple of years ago, tried it and never looked back. I can get it at Lowe's, Fleet Farm and other hardware stores in small tins and large bottles.

    Stan
     
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    Don't get some of that stuff suggested near your stock or fore arm.

    Wayne
     
  7. Unknown1

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    I don't think there is anything on the planet short of a double-cut bastard file that will damage the gloss finish on an 10 yr old Citori!

    Keller
     
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    Whiskey!!! Take two shots fo' yo' self, and then use anything on the gun.

    Seriously, Acetone is pretty good stuff. Apply it, let it soak, be patient.

    DON'T GET IT ON THE WOOD.

    Mike
     
  9. Lovemy99

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    Goo Gone. Citrus oil based and will not harm your finish. It's like Frank's Red Hot sauce ,"I use that s%#@ on everyhting!"

    Scott
     
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    Goof Off Then wax the gun when done.
     
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    If it is related to a sticker, then WD40 is the go-to. Goo-gone if you have to have a specialized chemical. Then go down the list of solvents...some are better than others.
     
  12. Johnny

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    Unknown1 is right, none of the stuff mentioned will damage a modern gun finish, especially a Browning. Acetone won't even remove Tru-oil and it is soft compared to a Browning finish.
     
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    Hoppes #9
     
  14. Unknown1

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    Mineral spirits like charcoal lighter fluid will remove the adhesive residue left by most any decal/sticker that was originally intended to be removable, especially from metal. Use a coarse cloth, not paper towel, keep it wet and keep turning the cloth.

    Keller
     
  15. carl100

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    WD 40 is the ticket.
     
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