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A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:12 pm
by aries14482
It is near the bottom of the article. Search for "Silicon" to find it quickly. The man claims heating clean .22 suppressor parts and dipping them in silicon oil results in parts that resist lead/carbon fouling accumulation. It is not clear from the review how many cleaning sessions this is good for, but I thought it worth bringing up here.

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

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:29 pm
by Elkins45
Very interesting. Thanks for posting the link.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:32 pm
by Bendersquint
Will read the article in a bit.

He says the Axiom is the best rimfire silencer ever made...cautious of his other comments now.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:06 am
by apd855
I find that moly dry film lube works for me.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:11 am
by rimshaker
I'm just coating baffles with froglube paste. Looking fwd to reading that article...

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:20 am
by savage54
Any thoughts as to whether DOT 5 brake fluid (his source for silicon oil) is safe for the various metals (stainless, aluminum, titanium) that are likely to be found in rimfire and handgun suppressors? Not being a chemist, I'd hate to find out that it eats aluminum.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:47 am
by aries14482
Bendersquint wrote:Will read the article in a bit.

He says the Axiom is the best rimfire silencer ever made...cautious of his other comments now.
Hmm. I thought his review of the Anschutz MSR rx22 was good.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:05 am
by Historian
Most enlightening and informative article.

Thank you for pointing it out.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:37 am
by doubloon
Interesting.

Is heating really necessary? Does it provide that much benefit over a cold application?

What, if any, are the concerns about inhaling vaporized brake fluid?

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:49 am
by savage54
doubloon wrote:Interesting.

What, if any, are the concerns about inhaling vaporized brake fluid?
I doubt that there is any vaporization. Silicon brake fluid has a minimum boiling point of 500 degrees and the method described in the article involves heating the parts to only 250 degrees. As soon as you pull the tray of parts from the oven, they start cooling rapidly, so the solution would always be at least 250 degrees below boiling.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:58 pm
by Chuck88
savage54 wrote:
doubloon wrote:Interesting.

What, if any, are the concerns about inhaling vaporized brake fluid?
I doubt that there is any vaporization. Silicon brake fluid has a minimum boiling point of 500 degrees and the method described in the article involves heating the parts to only 250 degrees. As soon as you pull the tray of parts from the oven, they start cooling rapidly, so the solution would always be at least 250 degrees below boiling.
It won't be after you run a few mags thru it at the range. A hot suppressor will easily clear 500 degrees.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:02 pm
by ThaDoubleJ
Bendersquint wrote:Will read the article in a bit.

He says the Axiom is the best rimfire silencer ever made...cautious of his other comments now.
Silencer Shop seems to think highly of it, suggested it to me over the Sparrow and the Spectre, even though both were in stock and it was not. I picked it up Sunday, be curious to hear it next to another can.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:04 pm
by ThaDoubleJ
My phone doubled on me.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:04 pm
by ThaDoubleJ
savage54 wrote:Any thoughts as to whether DOT 5 brake fluid (his source for silicon oil) is safe for the various metals (stainless, aluminum, titanium) that are likely to be found in rimfire and handgun suppressors? Not being a chemist, I'd hate to find out that it eats aluminum.
Brake calipers are aluminum, pistons are steel, seals and lines are rubber.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:26 pm
by twodollarbill
...and I thought I shot a lot of 22lr :D

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Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:02 pm
by RJT
twodollarbill wrote:...and I thought I shot a lot of 22lr :D

Maybe this guy is responsible for the shortage. :)

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:40 pm
by TROOPER
Chuck88 wrote: It won't be after you run a few mags thru it at the range. A hot suppressor will easily clear 500 degrees.
Even a rimfire?

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:02 pm
by Bendersquint
TROOPER wrote:
Chuck88 wrote: It won't be after you run a few mags thru it at the range. A hot suppressor will easily clear 500 degrees.
Even a rimfire?
4 or 5 mags back to back can get it cooking...but not sure to 500deg.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:12 pm
by doubloon
savage54 wrote:... would always be at least 250 degrees below boiling.
Inside the suppressor, not the oven, sorry for not stating what I thought was obvious.

I was thinking on a pistol host with mini-mags there might be some surface temps inside the suppressor approaching 500 but I can't say I've ever had any of my 22 cans get near 500 on the outside.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:14 pm
by doubloon
ThaDoubleJ wrote:
savage54 wrote:Any thoughts as to whether DOT 5 brake fluid (his source for silicon oil) is safe for the various metals (stainless, aluminum, titanium) that are likely to be found in rimfire and handgun suppressors? Not being a chemist, I'd hate to find out that it eats aluminum.
Brake calipers are aluminum, pistons are steel, seals and lines are rubber.
OMG! :shock:

Are my brakes about to fail?

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:21 am
by RJT
doubloon wrote:
ThaDoubleJ wrote:
savage54 wrote:Any thoughts as to whether DOT 5 brake fluid (his source for silicon oil) is safe for the various metals (stainless, aluminum, titanium) that are likely to be found in rimfire and handgun suppressors? Not being a chemist, I'd hate to find out that it eats aluminum.
Brake calipers are aluminum, pistons are steel, seals and lines are rubber.
OMG! :shock:

Are my brakes about to fail?
Only if your daily driver is a F1 race car. ;-)

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:35 am
by Griz
In the NRA action pistol world we have great success with case lube (lanolin and alcohol) to keep comps from crudding up. I bet it would work for 22 silencers as well.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:24 pm
by MJF1911
I haven't tried it on my Spectre II yet, but I use EZ Slide graphite based paint on my comps and they don't even get the crud buildup. Its about $5 for a pretty big can available from Implement dealers and farm stores.

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:34 am
by LawBob

Re: A pre-treating method to reduce .22 suppressor baffle cleaning time seems to have been found.

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:56 am
by aries14482
I understand graphite is a no-no on aluminum. Does anyone know if that also goes for titanium?