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Generic Synthetic Safe Gun Scrubber?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rebelpenn, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. rebelpenn

    rebelpenn Member

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    Is there a generic product similar to Synthetic Safe Gun Scrubber that will not harm plastic, paint, finish, etc.?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Brake cleaner is what I use- never had an issue with it

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. rebelpenn

    rebelpenn Member

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    I like to use it to occasionally clean up my MEC loaders.

    Non-chlorinated brake cleaner damages the paint. It has also damaged the wood finish on a gun. I have been careful not to use it around any synthetic stocks. I have seen it melt plastic in other uses.
     
  4. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    I've used brake cleaners for years and it has yet to damage any of my guns.

    But.............I do not get brake cleaner on the wood. Don't know if it will harm it or not, but I'd rather not take the chance.

    Hauxfan!
     
  5. Grizzlyman

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    I will use BRAKE cleaner sparingly on metal finishes for deep cleaning, but I remove finished wood stocks prior to use and take care not to expose them. I have not had any issue with plastics being damaged, but I do limit exposure also.
    Definitely do not use carb cleaner! That stuff is nasty.
     
  6. rebelpenn

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    Brake Cleaner will take the paint off a MEC reloader.