Build-up in sealed cans

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  1. BigWaylon

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    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Article is short on recommendations for cleaning. Anyone have an effective approach that is metal-safe?
     
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    I would give Seafoam a chance, which should handle the carbon portion. If the material was ok, you could even think about The Dip.

    I’m guessing we’ll see more suggestions in the thread as the discussion continues.
     
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    IIRC, SeaFoam is pretty much NAPTHA, like camp fuel. I'm curious how it reacts with lead.

    So, I guess I'm looking for a 45acp rifle can that can be cleaned.
    I'll tackle the 9mm/300blk can once I decide on the 45.

    Back to the drawing board.
     
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    Posted later on:

    “If it's heavily fouled like the silencers in the pictures I've posted, the best bet is an ultrasonic bath in combination with a solvent wash blown out and repeated until the silencer weight is near equal to its original stock weight. I can't think of a time where a "chunk" of debris randomly happened to fall into a bullets path and caused a baffle strike after being cleaned. There are already heavily fouled silencers constantly in use that have been cleaned in ultrasonic baths at really high round counts, and I've never heard of that being an issue. Then there's the people that already use CLR/solvents to clean their silencers”
     
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    I'm totally not into the NFA thing yet at all, so I'm going to go ahead and say something that might sound either brilliant or foolish, you decide.
    It seems you could thread a piece of pipe to match the threads on the can, attach the other side to a rubber/neoprene hose and connect that to a submersible pump. Submerge the whole works in solvent and let it run for a while. Might that get er done?
     
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    What's "CLR/solvent"? G00gleFu produced Calcium, Lime, Rust remover.
    The ARFCOM article's pictures didn't populate for me.
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    Yep, that CLR, like you’d use to clean out shower heads and other items involved with water.
     
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    I’m still a fan of clp and a air hose....but these newfangled ultrasonic do work well.
     
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    I asked Paco on Reddit and he posted the pictures here.

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    There's also a neat vid comparing the effect on suppression over at snipershide by TBAC. I'm surprised at how much a rifle can fouls up.
     
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    Mercedes Benz diesel fuel injection cleaner and done.
     
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