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Home Rolled Solvent

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:03 pm

Hey all.
Just sharing this. It's a mix I originally found for black powder cleanup... but I've also used it on my bolt guns, and would probably work ok on anything that passes corrosive ammo through it. It's equal parts Murphy oil soap, isopropyl alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. Cheap to make, a bottle lasts a good long while, smells good.
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#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:11 pm

I like the mixture. Why is it better then just Water???

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#3 Post by shoggoth80 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 pm

Alcohol should cut the worst of the crud, at 50% Iso, it's also 50% water to help flush the corrosive salts, and the oil soap makes up another component of water and soap. So when it evaporates, it leaves a light coat of oil. Or so I'm told. I'm guessing the peroxide has a fouling removal quality to it. I've used it on used guns I've bought that were "cleaned" prior top sale, and still pulled out a bunch of gunk with this mix. See my thread in Czech Rifles regarding my 98/22 to see how much more this stuff pulled outta the grooves. Can also use indoors without your lady getting on your case because of strong solvent smells. Lol.

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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:26 am

Hydrogen peroxide while safe on Barrel Browning can change the color of a blued gun. It is used in home brew Cold bluing and if left on the Blued parts will darken or streak the colors if left on the surface for an hour.
Just be aware of that.
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#5 Post by shoggoth80 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:15 am

Yeah this stuff doesn't sit long. Wet, scrub, wet, dry patch, oil. I've thought about modifying it to alcohol, and oil soap only, just because peroxide has the potential if neglected.

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