GUN brake cleaner as a weapon degreaser?

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  1. Ebtromba

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    so I just did my brakes in my car, can I use my left over brake cleaner as a substitute for a degreaser marketed specifically for guns? like the slip2000 degreaser in the magpul DVD or something. or would this be a poor idea.

    will be cleaning up a very dirty AR15, but also will be used on glocks and sigs as well.
     
  2. It'll work well. Just be careful to put lube back on the pieces, the brake cleaner will strip them totally. Also, it can be harmful to plastics, though any plastics being used on a firearm should be easily able to handle it. Just a warning.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Also watch out for bluing on guns
     
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    alrighty then

    at some point I'll get some slip2000 degreaser like the dudes in the magpul video so I can be a true operator
     
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    hmmm....the finish on the average M-forgery (is it parkerizing?) won't be harmed much, right?
     
  6. I don't mean to discourage you from using it. I have a can on my bench that I use on my guns. Just don't strip all the lube off of something and leave it unprotected.
     
  7. Parkerizing holds oil, and the brake cleaner will strip that oil. Just be sure to apply more oil when you're done.
     
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    word, I meant i'll get some slip2000 when I use up this brake cleaner. and that will probably be awhile
     
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    word homes
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    On a side not makes cleaning the star chamber on an AR a breeze, just spray start chamber wipe out and done
     
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    wait Break Free isn't a degreaser, is it?

    the lubricant in CLP means it isn't I guess
     
  12. No.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Also simple green is the shit for cleaning guns
     
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    Get non-chlorniated brake parts cleaner and you'll have less of a chance for screwing up any plastics.

    Shit will even remove oil stains from concrete.
     
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    and an AR receiver isn't parked, it's anodized

    MC3000 > Slip2000
     
  16. I assumed he was talking about the barrel. :o
     
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    Also be warned that it might strip paint off guns if they're painted (say clear coat on your 642, painted sights, and painted c&r guns)
     
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    I think that is the only part on the gun that might be

    and most of them are phosphated
     
  19. My finish knowledge isn't serving me well today. :hs:
     
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    it's okay, I'm just droppin wisdom

    ps, manganese phosphate is parkerizing :mamoru:

    brake cleaner is fine for just about every part on an AR15, in closing
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Alot of things are greater than Slip 2000 although degreaser/cleaner is nice just bought a gallon from Brownells for like 30 or something.

    And I hate milcom
     
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    Milcomm makes a solid product

    MC3000 is like the best lubricant I have found and it is also one of the best suppressor coolants I've ever used, it has a very high smokepoint

    TW25B is good too

    3000 is a higher number than 2000 that means it's better
     
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    mf101 uses MC3001.
     
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    Way over priced
     
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    I get it free :dunno:
     

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