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SOLVENT FOR CLEANING CHOKE TUBES

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin62, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. dolphin62

    dolphin62 Member

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    IS THERE ANY PRODUCT FOR CLEANING CHOKE TUBES. I HAVE WIRE BRUSHED AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS AND I STILL HAVE PLASTIC LEFT IN. BESIDES THE TIME INVALVED TRYING TO GET ALL THE RESIDUE OUT,IT'S JUST A PAIN.

    IS THERE ANY PLASTIC REMOVING SOLVENT AVAILABLE TO REMOVE THIS.
     
  2. Conn. Man

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    What wads are you useing????.Birchwood Casey--Gun Scrubber works for me.

    Sandy
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Gibbs, BrakeClean have worked well for me...

    regards,

    Jay
     
  4. phirel

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    Acetone, paint thinner, lacquer thinner, xylene, TCE, carbon tetrachloride and petroleum ether are the solvents I have that will remove plastic. Acetone evaporates fast, paint thinner is cheap and the rest can cause serious health problem if used incorrectly. You can discover which of these solvents is best by placing them in plastic bottles and see which one dissolves the bottle first.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. JerryP

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    I have a one piece brass cleaning rod chucked into a cordless drill. I use a brass brush and wd40. Keeps the bore and choke squeaky clean. Takes about 15 seconds. Absolutely no need for harsh chemicals and rubber gloves.
     
  6. Unknown1

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    My guess is that it's lead, not plastic, and an over-night soak in Shooter's Choice Lead Remover followed by a scrub with a stainless steel bore brush will remove it.

    MK
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    WWW.Clenzoil.com, and all of your troubles will be over ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  8. VAN

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    Xylene and Xylol are the same,and can be dangerous. Use caution when/or if using it. Exposure to high levels of xylene for short periods can cause irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat, difficulty in breathing and other problems with the lungs, memory difficulties,stomach discomfort, and possibly adverse effects on the liver and kidneys. It can cause unconsciousness and even death at very high levels. Xylene or products containing Xylene should not be used indoors or around food.
    Personally, I would find a safer solvent.

    VAN
     
  9. E. Beaver

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    Just use a turbo brush and Hoppie's # 9 followed by a patch.

    No drill needed, just a cleaning rod back and forth.

    Cleans the choke tube in place as well as porting holes.

    The turbo brush dose a nice job on the bore also.

    Charlie
     
  10. shannon391

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    They are linking Xylene to liver cancer. We used to use it to wash caulk from our hands and tools. not anymore.
     
  11. shannon391

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    I bought a solid stainless rod with a foot bar, you stand on it while pumping and turning the barrel, under the wire brush there is a also a slot for a rag or patch. Make sure you place a cloth over the barrel to prevent black splatter on your nice shirt and glasses when the brush clears the barrel or tube.

    Tom Larkin has them.
     
  12. LDAdd

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    The WD40 short soak with bronze brush works fast and well for me. I doubt that there is little if any lead there, mostly melted plastic and carbon from the powder burning process.

    JMO

    Larry
     
  13. short shucker

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    VAN,

    Sounds as if Xylene and my ex-wife's cooking have a lot in common!

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    ss
     
  14. bakergun

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    I am with JerryP
     
  15. brownk80

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    Slip 2000 choke tube cleaner works great.
     
  16. 525Shooter

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    I also use Slip 2000 and it is great. Plus, it is non-toxic.
     
  17. DanAKAL

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    Hoppes #9 and/or WD-40. Soak in either at least overnight, I usually give it several days. Then a bronze brush. I haven't tried very many cleaners since I started using these as these two seem to work really well.

    Dan
     
  18. phirel

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    shannon391- "cover the end of the barrel with a rag to prevent black splatters on your shirt?"-- No!. The number of black splatters on my shirt is my guide to how clean the barrel is. My wife has a good heart and a good washing machine. I also estimate the number of reloads I have made by the number of spent primers that fall on the floor. I believe it is important to be quantitative when cleaning my gun and reloading.

    Pat Ireland
     
  19. Landshark

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    I use mineral spirits and a brass brush. Soak for 10-15 minutes and 1 pass with the brush and they are clean.
     
  20. shot410ga

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    Brass brush with a little 0000 steel wool wraped around it. Attach to a short cleaning rod. Chuck the rod in a Battery powered drill. Dip the brush in hopps number Nine. Insert in tube. Turn on drill. Run for a little while (30 seconds), the tube will get warm in your hand. Your tube will be sparkling. Easy and smells good.
     
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