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El Paso Mark
Greetings all. Anyone use/using an ultrasonic tank to clean the baked on carbon from their bolt/bolt carriers and assorted pieces? Thoughts? Thanx.
I tried ultra sonix cleaners on some electrical parts and it worked well. At home on gun parts I use "Ed's Red" gun cleaner, bettern then plain hoppes.
Funny story. One of the people at the Air Guard wanted to give his AR15 a thorough cleaning, so he put it in the same tank used to clean the 20mm aircraft guns. On removing it, the only bits left were the steel ones as the solution dissolved EVERYTHING made of aluminum:eek:
Mark, I've looked at a couple and decided to pass. Just another way to get me to spend money. Now if you've got A LOT of items that need processing in a SHORT time it makes sense. I 'do' the bolt/carrier at about every 500 rounds. I ain't running the sandbox so it doesn't hurt the weapon and I get no malfunctions in-between. I let the bolt/carrier sit in Kroils 24-48 hours, then use a brass brush to sweep the softened crud off. A swipe of Hoppes gets rid of the brass brush marks. HTH
This may not answer your question because I've never used ultrasonic cleaner, but I sure have found the carbon in the bolt carrier and upper receiver a pain in the butt to clean. One product I've tried, and now use, is M Pro 7. I just follow the directions on the bottle, take a patch wrapped around a bare stripper cliip to fit inside the bolt carrier, use a toothbrush on the exterior of the carrier and then rinse the part in the hottest water I can stand. The results are good, and the carrier dries very very quickly.
no just a tooth brush,hoppes#9,a little behind the ears and on the gun and oil.I ran outa LSA.Never tried those things.Tried sumpin like that on silver I think.
El Paso Mark
Dan- Was planning on getting an ultrasonic tank for cleaning my brass so wondered if I could throw the bolt parts in there too with no ill effects.
Stripper Clip- Thanx for the tip on the M Pro 7. Was reading about that Sunday when looking for GM Top Engine Cleaner. May try some.
I'm having problems with function even after cleaning (See my newest post). Any help-ideas greatly appreciated.
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