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Old January 18, 2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Interesting suppressor problem

While shooting a few weeks ago, some friends were enjoying my ar and suppressor. One of them laid my gun in the bed of the truck on my soft case. I started smelling something burning and noticed that my can had melted to the nylon case. I moved the gun to let it cool before we rode home. As I took the suppressor of my rifle I noticed that it was still hot, so I placed it in an opened box of clay pigeons. I drove home to find that the can had then melted itself to a clay pigon. So, now I need to clean the melted nylon and clay off the can, but have not found anything that will touch it. The strongest thing I have used is bore cleaner, since in afraid Im going to take the finish off of the Can. Any ideas?
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Old January 19, 2012, 02:32 AM   #2
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What make is the suppressor? (Material, not make and model.)

I've melted ALL KINDS of stuff to my Ops 16th (Stainless Steel.) A little scrubbing with some Mineral Spirits seems to take care of most of the plastic/Rubber/Nylon mess.

A stiff nylon brush seems to make things a little easier.
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Old January 20, 2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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The maker of the can should be able to tell you what cleaning agents wont hurt the finish.

You could also try getting the can blazing hot again and see if the crud will wipe off when it is warm.
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Old January 20, 2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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Shoot it as much as you did last time and it should burn off.
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Old January 20, 2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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The maker of the can should be able to tell you what cleaning agents wont hurt the finish.

You could also try getting the can blazing hot again and see if the crud will wipe off when it is warm.
Great advice....it would do well to have fun and clean at the same time but as advice for the future ...... Menard sell oven mitts for less than 10.00 and you can use it to remove and keep wrapped to avoid in the future.
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Old January 24, 2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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thanks shooter
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