GUN Brake cleaner versus starting fluid.

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I'm putting together a cleaning kit from scratch, instead of just buying a hoppes kit. I've heard two different things as far as cheap effective solvent - one is the red can of brake cleaner yar posted, and the other is a can of starting fluid. Is it six one way and half dozen the other?
     
  2. I've never used starting fluid to clean and degrease gun parts. The red can CRC Brakleen is a great degreaser, is non-flammable, and doesn't leave any residue when it evaporates. Starting fluid on the other hand leaves residue, is flammable, and isn't intended to act as a degreaser.
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    As with cars, brake cleaner works as starter fluid, the other way around not so much.

    Now if any of your guns are 2 stroke powered you may want to throw it in.
     
  4. Only the flammable brake cleaner will help ignition. The red can CRC is non-flammable, and spraying it in your engine won't help it start.
     
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    i used lighter fluid to swab my barrel when i was breaking it in
     
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    the phrase is "six of one and half a dozen of another"

    good try though
     
  7. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    it really doesn't matter. Good try on trolling though -
     
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    hey, just trying to help you out. and it does matter :hsugh:
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I know it's hard, but you can at least try not to act like a faggot.
     
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    I've got some of the red brakecleen that yar recommended. Haven't had the chance to use it yet
     
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    Brake cleaner is one of the best little knows secrets to weapon cleaning. It's approved by the majority of the US Army. Just ask any Advanced Auto parts store in Fayetteville NC.
     
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    Starting fluid seams to shoot with a little more force. I only use it as an alternative whenever I'm out of brake clean.
     
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    Oh, that shit. I was working on a lawnmower wondering why it wasn't working when I noticed it was that shit. Srsly, who makes non-flammable brake cleaner.
     

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