Gun Scrubber

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by CODB, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. CODB

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    <P>Just bought a can of Gun Scrubber last night and cleaned my gun this morning. Wow. This stuff is pretty sweet at cleaning a gun plus its not harmful to any camo finish or any other plastics. While I found a good cleaner I am yet to find a lube that I am happy with. I got some Wincheter lube like Total Fiream Protection so we'll see how that works. If you guys out there have a good lube let me know. I tried rem lube and wasn't real impressed it gets to gummy in my opinion and rem dry lube could never get it applied quite right.</P>
     
  2. tripleb

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Be careful with Gun Scrubber around plastics.&nbsp; Most are not harmed by it, but a friend of mine, back in the late '90's sprayed the trigger assembly of his 3" Charles Daly semi auto with it and dissolved it.&nbsp; It looked like someone had played a propane torch across it, it was so badly melted.&nbsp; I don't know if Charles Daly is using the same plastic to make their trigger guard assemblies, or if Gun Scrubber has the same formulation as it did back then.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Also, I have seen problems with some of the solvents damaging plastic magazine followers, my BPS12 and BPS10, in particular.&nbsp; They must have had Charles Daly plastic in them.<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp; Don't just shoot the stuff down the magazine tube until you have removed the follower, if it is plastic.&nbsp; Otherwise, Gun Scrubber is great stuff.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Carb cleaner and brake cleaner work, too.&nbsp; However, Carb cleaner will potentially harm some plastics and finishes.&nbsp; It is better used away from both.&nbsp; Brake cleaner is not as aggressive a cleaner as carb cleaner,&nbsp;and has not seemed to harm plastics or finishes on the guns I have.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">All of these cleaners will strip the oil off metal, so make certain you adequately reoil to prevent corrosion after using any of them.</P>
     

  3. johnch

    johnch New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">FYI gunscrubber will remove some oil from oil finished stocks.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I got some on a trap stock a few years back.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I had to coat the parts of the stock I had Striped.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Also it will etch the old Gloss finish the Remington used to use if left on for very long.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Johnch</P>
     
  4. CODB

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    <P>And to think they said non harmful. Thanks guys luckily I had no problem with cleaning my X-2 but I also own a 835 and 870 that I will have to be cautious with.</P>
     
  5. kyle44107

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I used gun scrubber in my basement and it wasn't really well ventilated and the stuff seemed to burn my lungs. I still use it, but only outdoors in the garage. Dunno whats in the stuff but it seems to be caustic.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">KM</P>
     
  6. MR2DUX

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">My Experience with Case/Birchwood Gun Scrubber:</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">After&nbsp;a day of shooting&nbsp;we were cleaning guns and some got on one of the stocks of the black powder rifles (a&nbsp;Knight rifle&nbsp;I believe) and it started eating through the plastic almost instantly until we&nbsp;sprayed water on it to remove the cleaner. &nbsp;It didn't affect any of the other guns we had been shooting.</P>