How do you clean your gun? Is this safe? Been doing this for years. No issues, boomers get upset when I tell em this.

How do you clean your gun?
Is this safe? Been doing this for years. No issues, boomers get upset when I tell em this.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dunno, I've never tried it.
    It seems like it would be a terrible idea though, the gunk on the inside can't really get out since you haven't taken the gun apart. Meanwhile I'd also imagine it would be a bitch to clean all the water out when you're done.

    I use ultrasonics a lot, but I take the crap apart first so the cleaning solution has better access and the grime can escape, and I make sure I can blow everything out with compressed air afterwards so there aren't any hidden pockets of water causing corrosion.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >can't get water out
      What do you think microwave ovens are for?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't access mine anymore, my clearing bucket is in the way.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Grond

        Making popcorn?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is this safe?
    It's kind of overkill, and you have to be careful if the finish is starting to wear, but it won't damage the functioning of the gun.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Small engine mechanic.
    It's safe as long as you're not retarded. Ultrasonic cleaners with simple green are an effective way to clean most machine parts. Use caution, clean solution, and avoid prolonged exposure as it does attack some materials, even corroding aluminum if left running in it for hours. They make an aviation-grade formula that's a better choice for cleaning critical components or rare/collectible hardware.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the corrosion issue isn't usually the simple green itself, it's galvanic corrosion that's caused by having two dissimilar metals in contact with each other. For example if you have a carburetor (aluminum casting) with a brass piece pressed into it. Aluminum + brass + electrolyte = battery. I could see that potentially being an issue for some guns, i.e. a steel slide on an aluminum frame, for example, but as long as you kept the time short it should be OK.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember one anon here years ago talking about a gun that had been sonic cleaned while fully assembled and he said it had seized up into a brick. I don't recall the actual make of the gun though so maybe that isn't a big concern on something like a pistol.

    I do feel like you would at least want to take the slide off. You're gunna have to lube it again anyway once you're done.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything gets taken apart, cleaned further, tried, lubed, and put back together

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you're going to take it all apart why bother with a sonic cleaner?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        easier to dip it as one unit rather than all the small parts.

        https://i.imgur.com/5EzTapv.jpg

        A little salt in there should help work the grime out, gritpower and all that. You'll be good for months after a cleaning

        I use rock salt and 99% isopropyl to clean my shotgun barrel. removes all the soot.

        I remember one anon here years ago talking about a gun that had been sonic cleaned while fully assembled and he said it had seized up into a brick. I don't recall the actual make of the gun though so maybe that isn't a big concern on something like a pistol.

        I do feel like you would at least want to take the slide off. You're gunna have to lube it again anyway once you're done.

        probably an all metal gun, this here is a plastic 22. i dont give a fuck about it. i would never dip a real gun.

        Small engine mechanic.
        It's safe as long as you're not retarded. Ultrasonic cleaners with simple green are an effective way to clean most machine parts. Use caution, clean solution, and avoid prolonged exposure as it does attack some materials, even corroding aluminum if left running in it for hours. They make an aviation-grade formula that's a better choice for cleaning critical components or rare/collectible hardware.

        i used RO filtered water for this, I have electronic cleaner solution thats like $200 a gallon, I use it to clean entire electrical components like mice, remote controls, fobs, thumb drives, etc.

        the corrosion issue isn't usually the simple green itself, it's galvanic corrosion that's caused by having two dissimilar metals in contact with each other. For example if you have a carburetor (aluminum casting) with a brass piece pressed into it. Aluminum + brass + electrolyte = battery. I could see that potentially being an issue for some guns, i.e. a steel slide on an aluminum frame, for example, but as long as you kept the time short it should be OK.

        i keep it for about 3 minutes, havnt noticed any signs of corrosion besides wear and tear.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A little salt in there should help work the grime out, gritpower and all that. You'll be good for months after a cleaning

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't forget a little ammonia in there too, help loosen things up a bit.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You need to add bleach to activate the ammonia's cleaning powers

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you clean your gun?
    i carry a stainless 357 in a leather holster. it gets a brass brush and a boresnake after range time. otherwise it's getting wiped with a piece of fabric and ballistol to get crud and verdigris off.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    JUST SPRAY IT WITH CLP HOSS

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is this a meme?
      ive been cleaning my guns by wiping them down with CLP rags on all surfaces then rubbing the CLP out with a clean rag

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wait until they start leaving soot stains on my hand and then just blast then with acetone spray.
    I never got to a point gun stopped functioning before it started getting dirty on the outside too.
    >inb4 rimfire

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I clean my guns by keeping them clean.
    As in I don't shoot them so they never get dirty.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the way we wash our gun, wash our gun, wash our gun

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I disassemble the barrel and get access to the chamber. I pour Hoppe's or Frog lube solvent down the barrel and push a cleaning rod through twice. I clean out the spent powder from the chamber with a scrubby pad and more solvent. Moving parts of the primary action get a little oil. Once a year, I disassemble the entire weapon to inspect it for wear. If there happens to be a lot of fouling, spalling, etc. somewhere it shouldn't be, it gets cleaned, but that's rare.

    If the weapon needs more than this to continue functioning as expected, I sell it to someone else so it can be their problem.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cleaning your firearm

    lmao thirdies

    just toss it and buy a new one

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