Best solvent for removing carbon build up? [Archive] - Glock Talk


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08-21-2010, 23:19
I have a Ruger SR 556 and I absolutely love it. However, the carbon build up on the gas regulator and piston is very hard to remove. I have tried M-Pro 7, Hoppe's 9, Montana Extreme Copper Killer, Blue Wonder Gun Gleaner, Break Free CLP, and even some spray-on brake cleaner. I used a good stainless steel brush and it is still too much work with any of them. What works for you?

08-22-2010, 10:43

08-22-2010, 12:05
Go to your local Ford dealer's parts counter.
Ask for "Motorcraft Carburetor Tune-up Cleaner"

Apply this to the parts, remove and soak them if possible.
A few hours the product will disolve/loosen the carbon.
You can also dampen a patch and place on the part/piece to loosen the carbon

08-22-2010, 16:24
Thanks. I'll give that shot.

08-23-2010, 19:32
Also a product out there called Carbon Kleen.

soak the part in it.

Brownells also has a new carbon soaking agent

08-23-2010, 19:36
Soak in Gunzilla, then work it over with a dental pick