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Old 07-10-2013, 11:39 PM
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Brake cleaner

I was working on my brakes and bought some brake cleaner. I then wondered if it could be used as a degreaser/ action cleaner.
I usually get Birchwoods action cleaner, but this stuff is only $2.50 at the auto parts store.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:41 PM
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Re: Brake cleaner

Yep it will work, i use that stuff like it is duct tape.
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Re: Brake cleaner

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I was working on my brakes and bought some brake cleaner. I then wondered if it could be used as a degreaser/ action cleaner.
I usually get Birchwoods action cleaner, but this stuff is only $2.50 at the auto parts store.
As the end-user, proceed with caution, you have the ultimate responsibility of your action despite others recommendation(s) even those with the best intentions, that includes it's intended use.

I worked in the electro-magnetic manufacturing industry in the 1980s where we used the key component contained in the brake cleaner; we used PPEs (respirators) and heavily ventilated work environment.

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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Re: Brake cleaner

I use it for quite a bit of stuff... guns included.

A buddy of mine brought over a marlin semi-auto .22 rifle a few months back for a deep cleaning. I don't think that thing had even been in the vicinity of any solvent or oil for the last 10 years . Brake cleaner sure was a big help
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:08 PM
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Re: Brake cleaner

Just keep in mind there are two different types of Brake Cleaner. There is Chlorinated Brake Cleaner and Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner.

The Chlorinated version is Non-Flammable. It tends to be a more universal cleaner and it dries faster then the Non-Chlorinated, which IS FLAMMABLE and usually works better as a degreaser.

Both work pretty well but you may want to read the label so at the least, you know if you have the Non-Flammable version or the Flammable one.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: Brake cleaner

Brake cleaner is my first wet patch through the bore after a session at the range.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: Brake cleaner

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Brake cleaner is my first wet patch through the bore after a session at the range.
Its my second to last, then a wet patch of kroil. Also, when i get a new gun from the smith, i give it a blast down the tube and run a wet patch down the barrel before i shoot it to get rid of any oil let in the bore from machining. I use the non-chlorinated.
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