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cleaning a suppressor

Post by nhstk02 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:27 pm

How do you guys who have suppressors clean them? That carbon gets built up quick. BTW it's a .22 suppressor. Please say they make something that will clean it without all the scrubbing. lol

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by Xd357 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:25 pm

Can you take it apart?

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by sidroski on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:08 pm

Can it be soaked?

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by Dock Rocker on Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:51 am

If it is stainless steal then just toss it in "the dip" and Chang it out daily. The dip will dissolved the lead. If it is aluminum and you can disassemble it then just toss it in mineral spirits for a week and take a pick the the heavy build up. If it is aluminum and you can't take it apart you are SOL.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by nhstk02 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:12 am

Yeah it is an aluminum can, and I can take it apart. I can get some mineral spirits and try it. I wonder if some type of degreaser would work?

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by Dock Rocker on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:28 am

nhstk02 wrote:Yeah it is an aluminum can, and I can take it apart. I can get some mineral spirits and try it. I wonder if some type of degreaser would work?

I had a little help with mine. I could not get mine apart because I shot WAY to many times between cleaning. Nonnieselman here on the board filled a jif peanutbutter jar up with mineral spirits and dropped the can in. After a few days if finally came apart. The blast baffle is going to be the one that needs cleaning the most. I took a pick and knocked off the big stuff and dropped it back in. I let mine soak for a week last time and it came out almost perfect. I think my plan now is to leave it in the mineral spirits when I am not using it.

I have used brake cleaner and carb and choke cleaner but the mineral spirits work better than both of those.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by nonnieselman on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:48 pm

What brand suppressor do you have?

I know the Yankee Hill Mite Can has very thin walls, It can be put in a vise but only at the end thats threaded for the muzzle. IF you put any pressure anywhere else, its gonna make the can Oval and thats not good with the way its designed with the baffle and endcap all one peice..

Mineral spirits to break the crud loose and eat your wheaties in the mean time...
It took some serious doings to get Dockrockers can apart last time, It had so much lead buildup on the first baffle it wasnt funny.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by nhstk02 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:08 pm

Actually I took it apart before I ever shot it, and didn't tighten it up all the way so it is easy to get apart. I'm gonna try the mineral spirits.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by Dock Rocker on Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:17 pm

nhstk02 wrote:Actually I took it apart before I ever shot it, and didn't tighten it up all the way so it is easy to get apart. I'm gonna try the mineral spirits.

Be careful leaving it loose. If it is just a little off you will end up with a baffle strike. If you have a hard baffle strike you will end up with a 400 dollar paperweight.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by SubGunFan on Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:36 pm

Dock Rocker wrote:
nhstk02 wrote:Actually I took it apart before I ever shot it, and didn't tighten it up all the way so it is easy to get apart. I'm gonna try the mineral spirits.

Be careful leaving it loose. If it is just a little off you will end up with a baffle strike. If you have a hard baffle strike you will end up with a 400 dollar paperweight.

A $600 paperweight............... $400 + $200 tax........................ OUCH ! ! !

Also remember.... 22RF is DIRTY ammo in general. Clean OFTEN.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by nhstk02 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:02 pm

Thanks for the info. I didn't know about the baffle strike thing. I don't have it real loose, just hand tightened.

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Re: cleaning a suppressor

Post by SubGunFan on Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:13 pm

Check the tightening often if the can will not "lock on"......

As stated..... a major baffle strike can ruin your day......

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