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Bore cleaner stink

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by atashooter, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. atashooter

    atashooter Member

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    I used Breakfree Bore Cleaner last nite, and the stink was bad. I have tried Hoppes #9, and Birchwood Casey Bore scrubber. All of these did the job, but was very strong odored. Is there a bore cleaner out there that don't stank so bad ??? Last nite, my sinuses were on fire. Got to find something else. Stunk up the house and I am officially on the wife's crap list.
     
  2. gdbabin

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    A great time to convince her you need a detached workshop, or set her out on the porch! wink-wink


    I use regular brake cleaner with a cordless drill/shaft/scotchbrite set-up from Performance Specialties--not very stinky.



    Guy Babin
     
  3. Andy Moreland

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    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I was getting a lot of complaining about smell from the wife ( actually for years) I bought some Slick2000 from Recobs and it smells really good and is biodegradable. I really like it now after a couple months of use. I have never been able to get my gas piston in the 303 Beretta clean with anything before. This works like a champ. Try it. Make sure to buy the choke cleaner because the other product is a lube
     
  5. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Shooter's Choice!

    Hauxfan!
     
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    Maybe I should not be doing this?

    I use a shot of WD-40, give it a minute and pull a bore-snake thought the barrel, followed with a second bore-snake thats "newer". When the first snake get's a bit too nasty looking, pitch it, get a new one and repete the cycle all over again.

    Matt
     
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    I use mineral spirits.
     
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    I have used a number of them and like the smell of all of them. I was thinking that a mens Colon that smells like Hoppies #9 would be a great seller.
     
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    shooter are you sure you don't want to edit this post? :) ;)

    Are you sure that a colon smelling like Hoppies #9 is what you meant?

    Cologne might work!

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist!

    Mike
     
  10. atashooter

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    Gives a whole new definition to "Powder Blast" hahahaha
     
  11. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    try PB Blaster. it is a real good chemical to disolve the carbon. I used in on the beretta 303 gas piston and the powder just about wiped off after a few minutes.
     
  12. shooterIII

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    Well that's what happens when one uses spellchecker when one does not know for sure how it is spelled and does not check the spellchecker.

    But it does sound kind of funny.
     
  13. Jawhawker

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    Can't imagine anyone especially a shooter or hunter thinking that Hoppes number 9 is offensive. My gosh this stuff is as good as fresh fired Federal papers. Life don't get no better than this.LOL

    But if by some means you need an alternative odor, maybe mixing equal parts of Hoppes and Freebreeze Fabric refresher will help...
     
  14. Mike Michalski

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    Wife hated the smell of "gun" stuff, even #9 if you can imagine. Totally resolve by changing to a wife who thinks "real men smell like Hoppe's".
     
  15. Andy44

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    I've been using Hoppe's Elite cleaner for a while and found it to be nearly odor-free, plus it CLEANS metal to the molecular level! User-friendly, biodegradable, fairly inexpensive (Grafs) and did I mention it CLEANS?

    Andy
     
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    Any light oil will work to get out the powder residue. But, to get out plastic wad residue, a solvent for plastic is required. These solvents have an irritating oder to some.

    Pat Ireland
     
  17. Bruce Em

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    Anyone else use kerosene? Push the brush thru and into a jar of it, pull back thru and scrub. Works great for me. I used to use carb & choke cleaner outside but this gets it all clean and is less offensive.

    regards
     
  18. bigclown

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    Aww, just use some of your wife's favorite perfume...explaining you did not want bad odors from your cleaning routine. She may change her mind.
     
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    Hoppes #9 makes my wife horny. ;)
     
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    Bruce Em - Kerosene is an excellent penetrating lubricant. Carb cleaner is acetone (a few cheap brands will be xylene) and that is an excellent plastic solvent but it does evaporate quickly.

    For cleaning the inside of the barrel 20% kerosene and 80% acetone is great. For the rest of the gun I like 60% kerosene/ 20% acetone and 20% transmission fluid. Many others on this site will recommend a mixture of equal parts of kerosene/acetone/transmission fluid. Other solvents such as paint thinner or xylene can be used to replace the acetone.

    Pat Ireland
     
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