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Best cleaner for plastic wad residue????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Does anyone have a good product to get the plastic wad residue out of a barrel. Thanks, Mike.
     
  2. W.P.T.

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    Clenzoil works great so does RGS ... Happy New Year ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. Beretta687EELL

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    Acetone is the active ingredient that removes plastic. If all you want to do is remove the plastic, acetone can be purchased in bulk for a fairly low price. Caution, it will take the finish off wood very quickly.

    Many folks use a concoction called "Eds Red", which can be put together in bulk very economically. Bill Malcolm
     
  4. CalvinMD

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but isnt Ed's Red equal parts of 3 ingredients...Automatic Trans fluid, Acetone and mineral spirits...or was the last ingredient kerosene..cant remember exactly? : P...i'm sure somebody knows here
     
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    You can use either or both. I used Mineral Spirits in mine but also made a batch using both. Works pretty good either way.
     
  6. quartering

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    don't shoot cheap aftermarket wads-they're dirty. shoot downrange wads and you'll clean less. that aside, mek, methyl ethyl keytone, is the plastics industry solvent. but you have to be careful with it. good luck with it
     
  7. cowsranchers

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    Up - for the downrange wads , only way to go .
     
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    I have two "flavors" of Ed's Red mixed up. The one I use in an ultrasonic cleaner contains 1 quart each of K-1 kerosene, Acetone, Dexron II auto trans fluid, and mineral spirits (not the 'paint thinner' type that CONTAINS mineral spirits.)

    The second contains 1 quart of everything listed above except I use 2 quarts of acetone to handle the wad fouling. I've been using Claybuster wads of late, and they're really gooey, streaking the barrels pretty badly.
     
  9. fishkiller

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    RGS is the best I have used. Like it said it small print on the old bottles,Really Good Shit. Mike
     
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    My pocket knife

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  11. X Trap 2

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    Tornado brush for me. Ray.
     
  12. CalvinMD

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    I might mix a batch up of Eds Red...I will play it real safe because I'm unsure of the black anodizing finish on my Browning Plus guns rib
     
  13. FlaLagarto

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    OK.. this subject comes up quite often...

    Would someone please explain to me why they would ever think about using a chemical so harsh that would/could harm the finish or wood on their gun..???

    I'm sorry, I just can not understand the logic in this..

    Jerry B.
     
  14. mcneeley5

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    Frenchy's Freegun, disolves plastic...comes in a plastic bottle!
     
  15. shot410ga

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    Shooters Choice, Butch's Bore Cleaner. Power drill and a 10ga brush wrapped with some 0000 steel wool. If you can't get your barrel clean using these, you've got big problems.
     
  16. mx2005

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    Autozone Carb Cleaner spray it inside and watch it curl up and lift the plastic keep doing the process until its is gone and use the shooter chioce or something to swab the barrel with .
     
  17. short shucker

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    FlaLagarto,

    Generally I completely disassemble my guns when I go to clean them. I remove the barrel from the receiver and the forend from the barrels. Then when I spray the barrels down with carb spray nothing gets harmed. I re-oil the barrels prior to reassembly.

    Believe it or not, I even pull the stock off three times a year to clean and lube the triggers and receiver. This also allows me to inspect things and make sure that no parts are in need of immediate attention.

    ss
     
  18. Hauxfan

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    I like Shooter's Choice!

    Works for me.

    Hauxfan!
     
  19. open choke

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    I use shooters choice "shotgun & choke tube cleaner" with the barrel wizard.
     
  20. Fanugee

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    I was a big fan of Wads Out from Seminole however looks like the discontinued it. I found this thread while searching for it
    http://www.precisionweapons.com/CartGenie/EDs_Red.pdf

    i have not tried this recipe until I run out of my Wads Out product.
     
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