1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

soaking chokes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sean justice, Jun 12, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sean justice

    sean justice TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Messages:
    639
    i have some ported chokes that are pretty bad, what HOUSEHOLD products can i leave them in, not worried about the finish, just want to leave them in a glass jar with some solvent and forget em.
     
  2. ramorton

    ramorton TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,770
    Location:
    Driftwood, Tx
    Mineral Spirits and WD-40.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,429
    Acetone or nail polish remover will get rid of the plastic. HMB
     
  4. sean justice

    sean justice TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Messages:
    639
    ok, how about the cheapest way?
     
  5. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,106
    How much cheaper can you get than acetone or mineral spirits? Lowe's or Home Depot? Or spray with WD-40 and put in a glass jar?

    Not trying to be rude but this is inexpensive stuff and reusable.

    Mike
     
  6. Lead Man

    Lead Man TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    524
    Use a little brake cleaner and a bore brush on a cordless drill. Only takes a minute and no need to soak. Works great on barrels also.
     
  7. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,052
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Hoppe's # 9 will get rid of the burned powder and acetone will soften up the plastic. About 30 minutes in each does the trick for me.

    Ed Ward
     
  8. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,003
    Spray them with Shooter's Choice Bore and Choke cleaner and let them sit for an hour or two. Any fouling should brush out easily after that. If they are REALLY bad, a second application should do it. I have a chamber brush that works very well. You can use a 10ga brass brush in a pinch. An ultrasonic cleaner does a real nice job, but not too many of us have one on hand. Unfortunately, there isn't many things that work better than good old elbow grease. For a "set it and forget it" long soak in a closed jar, I'd use any decent solvent that I had on hand. Brake cleaner or Carb cleaner will do, as would mineral spirits. Just be sure to keep it away from heat and put it somewhere out of the way. No matter what you use, an aromatic solvent will permeate the air. A shed or a garage might be a good place to put it if the odors will cause marital strife.
     
  9. chipped1

    chipped1 TS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    222
    Warning -- stay away from most household products, e.g. Simple Green, they will remove the blueing faster than you can imagine.
     
  10. Bill Marsh

    Bill Marsh Guest

    Diesel fuel is a good soak.
     
  11. phirel

    phirel TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,556
    The first two suggestions are probably the best (mineral spirits = paint thinner, or acetone). Mineral spirits are the easiest to work with. Break cleaner is very good but it is also acetone.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. twoatlow8

    twoatlow8 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    411
    I have used simple green to clean my 1100 for many years with no problems.
    I can not see how it could remove bluing. Has any one else had this happen?
    Scott
     
  13. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    7,961
    Location:
    Eastern Washington
    Best stuff on the market, Slip 2000!!!

    Your wife will even let you use it in the house! Smells like oranges!

    Bio-degradable

    put Slip 2000 in a search engine and you'll get all their other produsts plus who the dealers are near you
     
  14. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,687
    slip 2000 for my comp-n-chokes

    Fredmon
     
  15. sernv99

    sernv99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,674
    for slip2000, do you pour out what you need or do you just stick the chokes into the whole jar and reuse the solution until it's real dirty?
     
  16. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,528
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    mineral spirits, the best gun cleaning solvent created thus far. Works EXCELLENT on powder fouling, and pretty dang good on plastic as well...
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

soaking shotgun chokes