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  1. #11
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    When soaking in vinegar you are soaking it in an acid. Personally I would not to it. I have used the ATF acetone trick (works really good) and have used straight kerosenev(good). A combo of the 3 might work really well.

    I have also used electrolysis on large parts. It works great. You could try it, But I am pretty sure you will loose some finish. If you are redoing it I see no issue.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz Saw View Post
    So you're saying soak it in cider?
    Would most likely lead to legal problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz Saw View Post
    So you're saying soak it in cider?
    Hard Dickens Cider.
    Every woman loves a Hard Dickens Cider.
    Training, SOLDIER!

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    I have a can of Kroil on the shelf over the bench. Not had a much need to go past that but the ATF mixture sounds like something we all need as well. Very interesting.

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    The ATF/acetone/kerosene mixture worked!

    I let it soak in that for a few hours, went back, and then had to tap the extractor and then plunger around to get it loosened up and out.

    The extractor hole on an LCP is a blind hole, the spring sits inside, with the plunger on top, then the extractor on top of that. I actually had to tap the extractor from the breach face side to get the plunger to sink into it's channel, then soak it again, and tap the plunger back down into the channel to break it free.

    Now i'm just trying to figure out which parts i'll need to replace, and what i can clean up and how.

    Thanks again for the help, you guys are awesome.
    Aim high in life.... you've got to compensate for bullet drop.

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    Glad to hear it worked! That's what we are here for, to help each other out.

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    I'm very interested in the ATF/acetone/kerosene mixture. I think I need to have some home made better "PBblaster" ready to go?

    Wonder what plastics can you get away with? The acetone fingernail polish remover bottle?

    What methods do you folks use to dispense/apply/spray this stuff with?

    Will this work as a rust preventative also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwframe View Post
    I'm very interested in the ATF/acetone/kerosene mixture. I think I need to have some home made better "PBblaster" ready to go?

    Wonder what plastics can you get away with? The acetone fingernail polish remover bottle?

    What methods do you folks use to dispense/apply/spray this stuff with?

    Will this work as a rust preventative also?
    Acetone is what that use in finger nail polish. But that put moisturizing stuff and other things in it. It will usually leave a residue behind. Acetone is really cheap. As for plastics, It will melt a lot of them. Especially ABS. Keep it away from them.

    For use as a lube, It would be ok, But the Kero smell or the ATF smell is not that pleasant. The acetone will evaporate and leave the ATF behind. I think the kero would evaporate to. That mix is the bomb for rusted stuff though. I'd stick with gun oil for a lube. I use straight 30 weight oil for most things.

    I apply it with a syringe. A eye dropper would work great too. A spray bottle seems like it would be messy. I

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    I used to have a friend who was a knife collector. He put ATF on all his blades. Swore it was better than oil and that it stayed on better. I also knew a guy that used to work on old clocks. He used kerosene on the gears to lube them. Said dirt wouldn't stick to them as much as if using oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwframe View Post
    I'm very interested in the ATF/acetone/kerosene mixture. I think I need to have some home made better "PBblaster" ready to go?

    Wonder what plastics can you get away with? The acetone fingernail polish remover bottle?

    What methods do you folks use to dispense/apply/spray this stuff with?

    Will this work as a rust preventative also?
    The kero/acetone/atf mixture was excellent. i keep what i mixed in a sealed ball jar, should keep the acetone and kerosene from evaporating. in this instance, i dipped the whole butt end of the slide in the jar, i really needed it down in there. droppers would work as well, i used cheapo ones from amazon, https://amzn.to/2Eexh6u but i would not use these long term. they're one time use, as i dont trust them to not dissolve eventually.

    As for gun oil, up until recently i relied on a home made mixture i called "unicorn blood" (see below video)


    That is, until i actually did testing on it. it did ok, but i found that Slip2000 and Break Free CLP were significantly superior in rust prevention. (see below video)


    so now i use those two on high corrosion prone things like carry guns and blued guns. i ended up with a metric crap ton of oils after that test, so on other parts i'm just cycling through all of those oils. i have enough oil to last me 5 years, and i'm getting requests for another video... so odds are i'm gonna end up with more

    as far as applying gun oils, i use these when the stock bottle doesnt have a decent dropper point on it https://amzn.to/2PtQ1AR
    Aim high in life.... you've got to compensate for bullet drop.

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