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Old 09-14-2009, 10:23 PM
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Bore Brush Maintenance Question

What do you do to clean and maintain your bore brushes? I assume that the harsh copper solvents will attack the bronze brushes and I'm wondering what are some best practices for keeping your brushes in good shape.

How long should I expect a good quality brush to last if well maintained?
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:14 AM
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Re: Bore Brush Maintenance Question

I clean my bore brushes with lighter fluid... get one more session, then toss it.
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Re: Bore Brush Maintenance Question

I shoot competitively so this is a big issue for me---easy fix! As soon as you are finished, brushing (every time during the process) just a short blast of brake cleaner will do the job plus, it cleans the fouling and carbon off of the brush. Do this a few times and you will be amazed.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:55 AM
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Re: Bore Brush Maintenance Question

Depending on the solvent you are using - the brake cleaner works really good as previously mentioned. If you are using a water soluable solvent - not ammonia based - I keep a gal. jug of winter non freeze windshield water solution next to my bench - take the cap off , swirl the brush still on the rod around and you are clean and neutalized. I seem to not use airosol in my reloading room as I tend to spray stuff that I wasn't aiming at.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:01 AM
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Re: Bore Brush Maintenance Question

Dont use brushes... dont need to....
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:17 AM
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Re: Bore Brush Maintenance Question

Cowboy - what water soluble solvents have you found to be effective on copper?

MontanaRifleman - do you just use jags and patches then? What solvents?
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:24 AM
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Re: Bore Brush Maintenance Question

I also use brake cleaner...just watch whereabouts you are when you use it...I have a buddy who took the finish off a Remmy pss stock with this stuff!
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