Powder reside removal

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by Soverign, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Soverign

    Soverign Premium Member

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    Any suggestion for removal of power reside that so far only a razor blade or other "scratching" utensil seems to work.
    My GB, I noticed has some power reside that I cant seem to clean.
    Hopps, Power solvent, even Break free are not touching it.
    So far only scrapping gets it off.
    Would a dip in a ultrasound tank work?

    Thanks
    Soverign
     
  2. Syntax360

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    Scotchbright pad does wonders in my experience. Throw some break free (aersol) or carb cleaner into the mix to get it even faster. I would even suggest that a copper brush and light scrubbing would be OK just so long as you don't overdue it....
     

  3. heavymetalmachine

    heavymetalmachine New Member

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    Will the Scotchbright remove the finish??

    I would be gentle :wink:
     
  4. Syntax360

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    Where is the residue? I didn't think you meant on the exterior of the slide...

    Still, I highly doubt scotchbright would do any harm if you used it gently. I usually squirt the pistol with MPro7 solvent, scrub it and let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it all off with aerosol Break Free. This gets probably 90% of the gunk off (the outside of the slide is almost spotless by this step), and then I usually work with a (nylon?) brush and more MP7 on any that remains.
     
  5. DAIadvisor

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    Brush with metal bristles work great for me - usually come in the cleaning kits, but you can pick them up anywhere. Look like toothbrush.
     
  6. SELFDEFENSE

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    I have used a bronze brush and Gun Scrubber.
     
  7. DAIadvisor

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    Whenever I use a bronze brush, I get a gold color residue, which is annoying all in itself. Looks kinda cool though. :) Standard metal brush doesn't leave anything behind.