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Old December 16, 2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Tips on cleaning Lead from Polymer?

So I've got some lead dust build up on some polymer portions of my shotgun, I have a very stiff bristle brush and have been using dish soap and warm water to try and get it off. Its working well except for the very stubborn patches. Any suggestions on solution or chemical that won't damage the polymer to remove the lead build up?
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Old December 20, 2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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Darn no ideas guys?
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Old December 20, 2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Hoppes Elite or MPro7 should do the trick.
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Old December 20, 2012, 05:22 AM   #4
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I wander if some of the spray automotive plastic cleaners might work.
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Old December 20, 2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Birchwood Casey sells a lead removal cloth that is effective, but will remove blueing. They say it is safe on plastics.

Another possibility is D-Wipe hand towels/D-Lead handsoap by Escatech and available from them, Brownells, DawsonPrecision, MidwayUSA, etc. Given that its ph neutral should be safe on bluing too.

Just some ideas. I like the the Birchwood Casey cloth, never tried the the D-Wipe product but keep meaning to pick some up.
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