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    Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    I'm getting a Model 66, 4" on Monday and it has some gunpowder residue on the face of the cylinder.
    I'm really fussy when it comes to keeping my weapons clean.
    I don't even have the revolver yet and it's already driving me nuts.
    This is my first stainless wheelgun, and never realized how much residue can be on the cylinder face of a wheelgun from the backblast.
    I need to assume it is on my blued models as well. Just not so noticable.
    I will need to clean them more carefully too!

    I'm going to attach a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.

    I went to my local sporting goods store and there must be 50 different types of cleaning agents on the market.
    As John Travolta used to say "I'm So Confused!!"
    Can somebody advise me on what cleaner to use, and how to use it properly as well.
    No transmission fluid please!



    Is there a way to clean up the cylinder drag lines too?
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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    The burden of the true OC personality is to comply with the slacker standards surrounding them.

    Fortunately, through repeated efforts at remolding my own personality characteristics, I have been able to overcome many of those genetic inclination to OC behavior, and develop a wider spectrum of appreciation for a more relaxed life style....*kaff*kaff*.....

    The cylinder face probably will respond to any of a number of liquid cleaners. Certainly I'd expect a "Lead Away" cloth to vanquish those rings. There's another product I can't recall the name of right now....you open the can, tear off a bit of cloth like material, and wipe the part repeatedly....I've had great results with that too.....hobbyists and museum conservators, I'm told, use this old-time product....geez, now I gotta go out to the reloading shed and check it out...

    OC is never quite defeated....just rendered into a newer form of expression....

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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    I second the lead away, you won't see a speck after that is used. But don't use it on blued guns, it will take the bluing off. Forget about the drag lines, they will always come back.
    Let go of anything that stops you from having everything…DM

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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    I believe the product that M657 is talking about is "NEVR-DULL"
    I have a can of it here but wouldn't have thought to try it on the carbon..
    Will give results with pics on the M686 I have laying here..
    Gary/Hk

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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    Thanks everybody!

    M657 & Headknocker, your Never Dull answers slightly amused me.
    I just bought a new can of Never Dull about 2 weeks ago to clean some stains off of my washing machine and dryer (they are new - OCD again). I used to use it almost every day at a photo lab I worked at. It is amazing what stains and residue it can clear up.

    When I bought it I asked a question on the forum about cleaning some rust off my blued model 19. I was told to never do such a thing because the Never Dull will make bluing come off. With that, I never thought about using it on the Stainless.
    When I was told not to use it on my revolver I (the OCD kicks in) I thought it meant NO REVOLVER. Silly me!

    I'll try the Never Dull on the 66 and post before and after pics.
    If it doesn't work I will get a lead away cloth.
    On second thought I am driving right past a sporting goods store up in Libby, MT this weekend. I'll pick up the lead away cloth tomorrow morning. I'll have it ready when the 66 gets to me on Monday.

    I'll try the Never Dull 1st so I can report on how it works, and then lead away to see how much more gets cleared away.
    Teach them the truth, and let them sort thru the cobwebs of liberalism that have infested their minds.
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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    I couldn't get any clear pics of the carbon or any after pics without flash that wasn't distorted..
    I need a new camera badly BTW..
    But the Carbon burns are gone and removed very easily with just a few passes & my fingernail to get close to the center, It looks almost new & this stuff doesn't appear to be abrasive at all, More like wool that's been soaked in Kerosene..
    Gary/Hk

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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    Well heck, the whole purpose of buying stainless is you don't have to clean it.

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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    Quote Originally Posted by albert
    Well heck, the whole purpose of buying stainless is you don't have to clean it.
    Tell that to my wife while she's cleaning the outside of the 'fridge,,, again
    My friends call me 'Mick'
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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & m

    Here is the result of nearly 15 minutes of careful cleaning with the Never Dull.
    I spun a couple of little pieces of the Never Dull onto the end of a cotton swab after pulling off the cotton from the tip. I was careful not to rub too hard or in the same place too much. 10-15 more minutes of polishing and it will be ready to get dirty again.
    I can't wait !!!
    Teach them the truth, and let them sort thru the cobwebs of liberalism that have infested their minds.
    When the time comes that I don't want a new gun, call the undertaker!
    When they come for your guns, give them the ammo first!
    .45 ACP, Because shooting twice is just plain silly!


    http://www.corneredcat.com
    http://www.takdriver.com



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    Re: Cleaning gunpowder residue from Stainless s cylinder & more.

    My Cylinder came just as clean but with better camera skills..
    I bet the guys at the gunshows know about this stuff..
    Turned a buddy of mine onto this stuff last week to use on his Harley & he instantly started rubbing a stainless 10" Ruger MKII down with it & after 10-15 minutes it looked better than the day it was made..
    NEVR-DULL is some good stuff..
    Gary/Hk


 
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