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Old June 11, 2001, 05:01 PM   #1
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Erzats Gun Scrubber

It has been suggested to me that:

Brake Cleaner
Choke & Carberator Cleaner

Are a economical substitute for any of the products
made specifically for cleaning Guns,
(such as Gun Scrubber etc.)

What does the group think?

Which, (if either) of these alternate (Automotive) products
might be more suitable?

What problems might either introduce, that gun specific products
might be free of.

Just trying to save a few bucks (to buy more reloading supplies)
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Old June 12, 2001, 10:31 AM   #2
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Brake cleaner works fine, as it is identical to B-C gunscrubber. $1.77 at Wal-Mart. Carb cleaner is a little too strong and leaves a residue. As with gunscrubber, be sure not to get any of it on plastics w/o testing first. Gunscrubber melted a Ram-line folder of mine. Nevertheless, it is the best deal for cleaning actions quickly and cheaply. This product is for those of us who don't want to pony up for CLP.
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Old June 12, 2001, 12:36 PM   #3
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Past posts on TFL indicated that Brake Cleaner is usually (always?) one formula. Possibly made by one company and sold by many.

Carb cleaner, however, appears to have several formulas, some more destructive than others. So I stick with Brake Cleaner. No problems with plastics to date.
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