Supressor Cleaning

Geno C.

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  • Oct 24, 2007
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    I think either I am a little slow or I might be on to something... I was thinking about the best way to clean the baffles in my can and just happened to glanced over at my little ultrasonic cleaner. I dropped it in just plain water and let turned it on for 15 mins. It came out as clean as new. My Mite comes apart to clean but I thought this might be a good idea for ones that you can't dissasemble.
     

    wirehand

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    Re: Supressor Cleaning

    Do not put an aluminum can into a high pH cleaning solution such as Castrol super clean (which happens to be purple),this will discolor and etch the surface.
    I didn't do this with one ,but have seen aluminum after such an event.
     

    Geno C.

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  • Oct 24, 2007
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    Re: Supressor Cleaning

    Yeah I was trying to avoid chemicals that would possibly mess with the metals. They fit so perfectly now that I thought it might eat away at it enough over time that it would become sloppy and cause problems.
     

    KYS

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    Re: Supressor Cleaning

    Ironically the Ultrasonic cleaner idea has been around since suppressors were sold in mass quantities. Most of the owners manuals suggest that you use a UC on a can that you cannot take apart.