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Old 09-10-2014, 00:19   #1
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Glass cleaner with ammonia!!!???

A person that is much more knowledgeable than I am told me about this trick. Cheap, corrosive ammo can have the acids neutralized/buffered by spraying down the gun immediately after range time (while still at the range) with a glass cleaner with ammonia. He says to check it the next day to make sure no rust starts, and reapply if needed.

I've tried it and it seem to work, but it is the first day and first time I've shot this rifle, so.....

Thoughts?

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Old 09-10-2014, 03:42   #2
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It will work when using older corrosive ammo but give it a good cleaning as soon as possible.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:55   #3
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What is working is the WATER.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:39   #4
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What is working is the WATER.
Yep - save yourself some money. All you need is water.
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Old 09-10-2014, 13:33   #5
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yes, it is true, the ammonia neutralizes the corrosive salts in those surplus primers. You still need to give it a good cleaning though!

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The water is the active ingredient. Save money and use plain water.
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The water is the active ingredient. Save money and use plain water.


Water and clean/oil the weapon as you would on any other day.

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Old 09-10-2014, 18:06   #8
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This may be helpful

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Old 09-10-2014, 19:30   #9
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I just use hot soapy water and a garden hose... it has worked just fine for 30+ years anyway.
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Old 09-11-2014, 15:36   #10
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Use Ballistol,either full strength,or 50% diluted with water.

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Old 09-11-2014, 20:14   #11
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Hoppes #9 will remove the corrosive primer, as will water. Ammonia not only removes it, but also neutralizes any residue left. I run 50/50 ammonia and water through all my commie guns as soon as they are cool enough before I leave the range, then clean them when I get home.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:53   #12
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Water works dilutionally, but you need lots of it to rinse away the salts. If you just spray it on and leave it, it may act as a corrosive solution with the initial salt concentration on it, until you get more water on it.

Ammonia does neutralize. Ammonia is diluted, otherwise you can't touch it-- what you buy is diluted and has detergent in it, and you need MUCH less. Spray it on before you leave the range and not have to worry, how fast you need to clean.

My logic.

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Old 09-14-2014, 18:51   #13
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I only shoot corrosive ammo though my 74. I spray it down with water in a spray bottle within 24 hours - barrel, receiver, and gas tube. I blow it out with compressed air, and clean and lube as normal. I have never had an issue and I live in the 100% humidity summers of Virginia.
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Old 09-15-2014, 17:12   #14
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I just watched "adaptive kalash" with Travis Haley. He also says just to use water and he dunked his 74 in a pond.
If its good enough for Travis Haley, good enough for me.
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