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Old 07-23-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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...ok-I admit dumbness...(shaddup Pete )....Ive been breaking in my SP101....clean it lovingly every time...but HOW oh HOW do I get this off the stainless steel??? ...

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I cantseem to get off the power blowthru on the cylinder...what do you folks use-or do....????...or do you just live with it...??
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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Stainless steel has a porous grain structure that fouling locks onto. There may be special products that others can recommend but I get fine results with Hoppes #9 and white scotchbrite.

I put some Hoppes on a strip of Scotchbrite or a patch and wipe the fouling leaving it wet. Let it sit a couple of minutes if you can and then scrub with the Scotchbrite. It cleans it off and leaves a nice smooth satin finish. Don't use the red or gray Scotchbrite as these have abrasive grit and will scratch and remove metal. The white has only talcum powder and is good for this. Just use it on the cylinder front, barrel extension, and the frame around the gap where this stuff sticks. Don't use it on outside surfaces except in special circumstances.

The white can be hard to find so I used to buy cases when I found it. I still have a few boxes left. If you can't find it and want to try it I can send you some. Other forum members may know something better but this works for me with some scrubbing.
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This had more stain than yours and cleaned up in five minutes or less. I only let it sit for a minute or less before I scrubbed. If I will be shooting again soon I just clean what comes off with a cloth and solvent and I don't worry about the stain. A plastic or brass brush helps around the barrel extension.

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This let you wipe the carbon off stainless .. Read the review ..... NEVER USE IT ON A BLUED GUN

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?p ... ber=623952
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...ok-I admit dumbness...(shaddup Pete )....Ive been breaking in my SP101....clean it lovingly every time...but HOW oh HOW do I get this off the stainless steel??? ...

[attachment=0:3rt94hkp]dirty.jpg[/attachment:3rt94hkp]

I cantseem to get off the power blowthru on the cylinder...what do you folks use-or do....????...or do you just live with it...??

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thanks mac............i'll give that a try in the future.

been using a combo of those "lead away" cloths and old school pencil erasers which was a pain.
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I leave mine stained. Still shoots just fine.



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Leave that stained too!



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Way back when I worked the HD dealers thatís how they came new.
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I use Brasso and fine steel wool. I works great. I never thought that I was doing any damage to the metal, though after reading MAC's post I will have to take another look.
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...thank yyyeeewww Mac,txgrunner and Pete.....
....ya know,I'd heard of those but never thought to pick up any as I didnt think it would apply to anything I had-but since I got this one its been a new bend in the learning curve ...the first couple times I shot it I used some Birchwood casey stuff(was outa Hoppes) and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed,and most of it finally came off with a fight,but yesterday I put a lotta rounds thru it and it didnt seem to make a difference,and it was gettin late so I figured I'd leave it for later and ask you fellas what you used
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I leave mine stained. ...
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I leave mine stained. Still shoots just fine.

+1 As long as the crusty crap comes off, I'm happy.
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lead away cloth works great! But I rarely go through the effort. Makes your revolver look like a shooter instead of a safe queen if you leave it stained.
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There people who go the extra mile .... I came home 1AM and I noticed friend acrossed the street working in his garage . I walked over to say hello , you will never guess what he was doing . He was waxing the inside of his tail lights lens on his 56 olds which was 10 yrs old at the time , so polishing the ft of gun cylinders isn't too wierd to me .
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There people who go the extra mile .... I came home 1AM and I noticed friend acrossed the street working in his garage . I walked over to say hello , you will never guess what he was doing . He was waxing the inside of his tail lights lens on his 56 olds which was 10 yrs old at the time , so polishing the ft of gun cylinders isn't too wierd to me .

Now that is dedication, or obsession.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #19
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I use stainless steel wool less than 4 buks at wally world. Then whip it down with hoppies #0 and your good to go too, Removes stains on hd's and there rides as well and will damn sure take their speical tat off two works everytime.
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