burnt Pyrodex Acidic or Basic?
I'm trying to figure out how to neutralize the corrosive by-products of Pyrodex RS.
I've read 2 different theories with corresponding recommendations.
Theory 1: Burnt pyrodex is basic and should be cleaned with a hot wate + Vinegar mixture.
Theory 2: Burnt pyrodex is Acidic and should be cleaned with hot water + lye soap or ammonia.
My bottle of Ballistol says it's mildly alkaline so that it would be good for neutralizing the acid in Pyrodex.
I have heard reference to several different compounds: Chlorates, Potassium Perchlorate, Sulfuric Acid.
Anyone have a strip of Litmus paper?