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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:20 am 
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I ran out of Hoppe's and instead of reaching for the carb cleaner I grabbed a can of PB B’laster. I used it on a .45 bbl that had a lot of hard cast through it and the barrel cleaned up incredibly fast. I then tried it on a .223 barrel (alternating with Sweet's) with the same results. While I was cleaning the barrel I soaked the gas piston which is always the toughest part to clean, brush, scrape, cuss.... Less than a minute with a Scotch Brite pad and I had bright shiny clean metal. I was already sold on this stuff for auto apps but now I have a new cleaning aid and I hate cleaning guns.........

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:13 am 
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I've used both PB and Kroil for the services indicated. Both are highly aromatic and should be used outside the confines of the house if one wishes to stay on the good side of SWMBO. My druthers are for Kroil in the spout can, cheaper by the ounce and easier to control. Watch for Kroil on sale at Midway. The sale pops up a couple times a year and is about due. Either PB or Kroil, when combines with the bronze chore boys are great ways to remove heavy leading...fast....Just keep the Sweets, and similar, away from the chore boy. Heavy carbon on a DI gas system is a piece of cake with either, as compared to Hoppes or gunblaster.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:11 pm 
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D.I.Y.Guy wrote:
I ran out of Hoppe's and instead of reaching for the carb cleaner I grabbed a can of PB B’laster. I used it on a .45 bbl that had a lot of hard cast through it and the barrel cleaned up incredibly fast. I then tried it on a .223 barrel (alternating with Sweet's) with the same results. While I was cleaning the barrel I soaked the gas piston which is always the toughest part to clean, brush, scrape, cuss.... Less than a minute with a Scotch Brite pad and I had bright shiny clean metal. I was already sold on this stuff for auto apps but now I have a new cleaning aid and I hate cleaning guns.........

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If the gas piston has to be a specific size to fit the bore properly,I would limit the use of the scotchbrite pad. The pads are charged with abrasive and can wear the piston measurably. It may take a while YMMV.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Good point Joe and my bad for not mentioning that I only use it on the "top" or face of the piston head where carbon build up is thickest and never the sides.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Brake cleaner works in a pinch...

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