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Old 01-09-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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Cleaning tip

On my p226 Legion, I've noticed carbon build-up on the upper surface of the locking block just forward of the mag well. I used to spend a minute or two with a wire brush and a drop of oil and it was a pain to get rid of.

I pulled out a nylon spudger that's meant to be used to pry open a cell phone case. It has a nylon blade at one end, like a scraper. With a drop of oil, two seconds and the buildup is gone.
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Cool.

I highly recommend Tipton's Cleaning Picks.

They are made out of a hard polymer and just don't break. I have had the same set for a long time.

The pictures I see everywhere don't show the tips clearly but each end of all four pieces is a different shape and size for getting into any place you can think of on a gun.

They are worth every penny of the $5.49 direct. You can also find them at many stores from Cabela's to Amazon.


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Thanks, nice tip!
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Cool.

I highly recommend Tipton's Cleaning Picks.

They are made out of a hard polymer and just don't break. I have had the same set for a long time.

The pictures I see everywhere don't show the tips clearly but each end of all four pieces is a different shape and size for getting into any place you can think of on a gun.

They are worth every penny of the $5.49 direct. You can also find them at many stores from Cabela's to Amazon.


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Thanks. I have that set. Couldn't figure out how to use them to get rid of that gunk on the locking block, which led me to thinking of a scraper, but a micro one. So I plugged "micro scraper" into Amazon search, and eventually, these spudgers popped up. I had one in my drawer for watch tools, and dug it out and tried it. I ordered those ten extra because I think eventually, the sharp edge will wear. About $5 for the ten.
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If you have some scrap plexiglas (acrylic) around, or a bit of hardwood, you can make a scraper par excellance!

Plexiglas, saw or cut a strip to suitable size. Using a bench grinder, belt sander, or file, put a bevel on one end and wrap the handle with a bit of tape for comfort. This scraper can be use on even aluminum engine cases to remove old gasket material and won't damage a thing.

Hardwood (the handle end of a pair of bamboo chopsticks works great too! - leave the chopsticks together and grind your bevel on the handle end. The bench grinder will "burn" the end grain of the hardwood, and like flame hardening a pointed stick in a campfire, a-la-caveman, will make great scraper that won't damage stuff.

I have a set of those Tipton pics too, they are good . . . but heavy handed me still managed to break one!
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I find these industrial syringes handy to get lubes and cleaning products where you want them.
The needles come in various "French" sizes and have blunt tips so you can't run afoul of the law.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ywords=syringe
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