New way to keep a suppressor clean

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New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by handlebar » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:22 am

I have one 22LR suppressor, the Warlock II by SilencerCo and I am waiting for an ISIS-2 in 9mm. The first time I shot it I had a difficult time cleaning the hardened lead from the baffles. Since it is aluminum, I cannot use the peroxide solution. However, I have found a new and easy way to clean the baffles in an aluminum can. Before I reassemble the baffles I coat them generously both inside and out with gold anti-seize lubricant (like you find on a new Glock). The burnt powder, and vaporized lead get captured by the lube and do not affix to the aluminum. Blast them out with non-chlorinated break cleaner and you are done in a flash. The lube also acts as an ablative medium (that won't run out) and makes the suppressor even quieter. I hope this helps with the nasty job of "getting the lead out."
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:35 am

interesting , wondering if this helps reduce the sound any ??

Curious if John K has any input :-k
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by Villafuego » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:43 am

A very interesting read on cleaning, as well as treating suppressor internals with silicone oil / dot 5 brake fluid (pre-treating is about 2/3rd down the page):

http://www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html

Works 100%.......somewhat similar to your "pre-treat"
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by handlebar » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:44 am

it does reduce sound slightly.
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by Dave M » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:15 pm

Good info
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by handlebar » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:31 pm

you can get the gold anti-seize lube at any auto parts store.
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by Dave M » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:30 pm

Someone please give. A link of whatever brandon this lube you use because the guys at my local auto store are clueless

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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by 870Mike » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:16 pm

Dave M wrote:Someone please give. A link of whatever brandon this lube you use because the guys at my local auto store are clueless
"Gold" colored anti-seize compound is actually copper anti-seize, used in high-heat applications...

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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by Dave M » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:56 am

Thanks for the info

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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by better2have&notneed » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:01 am

I'll give it a go.

Also, what is the "peroxide solution" for cleaning?

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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by handlebar » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:31 am

3% peroxide and vinegar will erode the lead and powder but creates a highly toxic lead by-product hard to dispose of. It can only be used on steel baffles as it will destroy aluminum suppressor baffles.
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Re: New way to keep a suppressor clean

Post by cubanstang50 » Thu May 05, 2016 7:21 am

I use fireclean aka crisco oil and it works wonderful. My octane and sparrow look like it just came from the factory. Handle bar is correct on that also.
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