Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Cleaning Guns Update

I continue to cast around for a suitable cleaner for our CFDA revolvers, one that will remove wax from a gun barrel with the least fuss and bother.  And, being fairly new to this game, I continue to try new things.

Last weekend, I was tlalking to a club member, Tony Tombstone, who told me that he uses Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover.  It's fairly inexpensive and you can buy it anywhere.

I got mine at an auto parts store, but I see that it's available at WalMart as well.

In thirty minutes I cleaned five wax-bullet revolvers with this stuff.  I sprayed it in the barrel and in the chambers, then gave the chamber a stiff brushing while the barrel soaked.  Then brushed out the barrel, followed by a boresnake, and the barrel was clean.  Easy-Peasy and now that bottle of cleaner is in my wax-bullet cleaning bag.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

Mineral spirits makes wax dissolve. Alcohol will allow you to pick up water. A little oil leaves a protective film behind. Naphtha is a good cleaner, too. SeaFoam has Naphtha, alcohol and kerosene. A bit of that, a good dose of mineral spirits, and oil of your choice (I like Marvel Mystery Oil) and you have a good cleaner/oil solution. I am not shooting wax bullets, so my mix is Seafoam and MMO.

El Capitan said...

Think that will do any good with wad fouling in a shotgun bore?