Homemade Firearm Cleaners & Lubricants

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by FOUR4D4, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. FOUR4D4

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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    I've tried Ed's Red before...it worked great !!
     

  3. Shooter

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    Do not consume or use as a mixer. Keep them away from pets and stupid people.

    Great line.
     
  4. FOUR4D4

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    Read and heed all directions!!!!!!
     
  5. axxe55

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    stupid people shouldn't breed! it breeds more stupidity! Four, you know that's why they are stupid, they can't read or follow directions!
     
  6. duster066

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    I'm currently using a brew I whipped up after reading the Ed's Red formula. It's equal parts ATF and mineral spirits, about an 1/8 part engine oil, and just a touch of dot3 brake fluid. I added the brake fluid because of what I've seen it do to paint, and figured why not. It actually works very well on lead fouling and leaves a very light oil sheen when dry.

    But I think most common mild industrial solvents will clean guns fine, assuming you test for plastic damage first. I just watched a you tube vid made by a revolver smith, and he uses and recommends charcoal lighter fluid. I use straight mineral spirits when I want to soak parts. It works great.
     
  7. FOUR4D4

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    Just buy accident I was trying to remove some surface rust from a rifle of mine and decided to try brake fluid. Yes it did remove the rust and the bluing dumb. I have heard that brake fluid would ruin a paint job,But I learned how to remove bluing also. What was I thinking?
     
  8. axxe55

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    so you found a cheap and easily available blueing remover! cool. Walmart in my town is open 24/7, so if i needed to remove blueing, at 3 am, and didn't have any, i could get some brake fluid at WalMart!
     
  9. FOUR4D4

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    :cool: COOL