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Old 03-21-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
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I need to break down and clean a few shotguns. I was reading online about soaking parts in mineral spirits. Anyone tried this? if so, how long do you soak?

Any other suggestions on what to use for soaking?

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Old 03-21-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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I guess a spray and then blow it out with air would work also?

Would something like carb cleaner work?

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I would not get carb cleaner or brake cleaner on a painted shotgun. No experience with your question though
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Mineral spirits work fine.
Soak and take an old toothbrush to scrub. Doesn't take long,5 minutes.
Blow dry with compressed air or just paper towel.
Oil and good to go.
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Thanks

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Old 03-21-2019, 11:15 PM   #6
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If your froggy, make you some "Eds Red". Its a well known knock off of hoppes #9.
Ed's Red
As a general bore cleaner, plastic wad remover, and carbon solvent the following formula, a creation of C.E Harris, and dubbed "Ed's Red" works quite well. In fact many folks claim it is better than anything they've tried. The original formula is:

1 part Dexron II, IIe or III Automatic Transmission Fluid - GM Spec D20265 or later
1 part K1 Kerosene
1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits federal spec TT-T-2981F (CAS# 64741-49-9) or Stodard Solvent/Varsol (CAS#8052-41-1), a.k.a "oderless mineral spirits"
1 part Acetone (CAS#67-64-1)
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Do yourself a favor and order some Strike Hold!!! All I use to clean firearms, lube electrical connectors, it's AWESOME stuff just watch some videos on it... I was able to get Scotts in Jay to become a vender by talking and showing em this stuff. Not sure if they still carry it, I order it off Amazon....
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I've been using mineral spirits for gun parts for years it's cheap and works. I don't use it on painted parts.
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