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Unread 06-02-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: Bore cleaning

Just a thought.....

I recently discovered an excellent way to clean brass or copper. Citric acid will do an excellent job. I spent hours of online researching about this before I attempted to use it. Citric acid is "passive" when cleaning brass or copper. Essentially it means, it does not remove any metal. Instead, it turns tarnish back into it's original state. Since citric acid is in many fruits, I decided to try using diluted "Real Lemon Concentrate". I was shocked at how well it works. The solution gets weaker with use, but it only takes longer to get the job done. If brass has been corroded enough to cause pitting, it will not get rid of the pitting.

I suggest trying to use it on brass jags that have any green on them from using Wipe-Out or any similar bore cleaner.

To avoid being misunderstood, citric acid is excellent for cleaning tarnished brass. It will not fix pitted or corroded brass or copper.
I really had doubts about this until I left 4 or 5 old tarnished .308 cases (20 years old or more) in a citric acid solution for 4 days. Spinning brass and using 0000 steel wool, will make brass look better than new.
I bought 5 pounds of powdered citric acid from Amazon for $18. Enough to last for a very long time.

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    Re: Bore cleaning

    Dewey rods, Wipeout with accelarator with Sinclair boreguides. I do use Boreshine, Cr-10 and Hoppes occasionally. Also Kroil. I talked with the owner of Wipeout and they are coming out with a new Wipeout with carbon killer. He said the test results are looking promising. I ordered 3 cans but have not seen them . That was 8 months ago.
    What are you guys using to get the carbon out?
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    Re: Bore cleaning

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    What are you guys using to get the carbon out?
    Mercury inboard/outboard injector cleaner bought at the local boat shop. Works even better on pistols that have been using lead bullets.
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    Re: Bore cleaning

    I first run some patches of Bore Tech Carbon Remover till they look almost clean and then use Bore Tech Eliminator for the jacket fouling.
    I use Lucas bore guides and Tipton nickle plated jags.
    All of these products work very well for me.
    When the patches quit turning blue, I hooked up a Outers Foul Out unit to see what was left in the bore and upon switching on the power the indicator lights almost immediately showed "clean".
    I wanted a squeaky clean bore to apply this.

    Dyna-Bore Coat

    Going to see if it works. Reviews look good after researching.
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    I first run some patches of Bore Tech Carbon Remover till they look almost clean and then use Bore Tech Eliminator for the jacket fouling.
    I use Lucas bore guides and Tipton nickle plated jags.
    All of these products work very well for me.
    When the patches quit turning blue, I hooked up a Outers Foul Out unit to see what was left in the bore and upon switching on the power the indicator lights almost immediately showed "clean".
    I wanted a squeaky clean bore to apply this.

    Dyna-Bore Coat

    Going to see if it works. Reviews look good after researching.
    Have you had a chance to see how well Dyna-Bore coat works yet?

    I've considered it for myself, but I don't want to put a coating on the bore before the barrel is worn in. I'm reluctant to do it sooner for fear the break-in period will take much longer.

    Spencer
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    Re: Bore cleaning

    I've gone to the KG series of cleaners.
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    I've gone to the KG series of cleaners.
    I tried KG 1 & 12. When KG12 showed clean patches, BTE got out a good bit more copper.
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