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Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:17 pm
by bwp777
I have read several threads on dips and chips and ....................................errr........................

well dips anyway

my recipe is Hoppes #9 and a can of Aerokroil.

it does an excellent job of softening and dissolving the lead and crap on everything I have soaked. your results may vary

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:32 pm
by Zombie1969
I was reading up on this the other day and came across an article that went in depth about this. Just about every way possible was used and reviewed. What ended up being the best was prevention. The author found that baking the supressor baffles at 250deg and soaking them in dot 5 break fluid created a sort of none stick surface. The silicone was the trick from what I gathered.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:23 pm
by doubloon
I like corn starch and kerosene

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:26 am
by bwp777
guess I should have baked mine before chooting it
:(

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:50 am
by T-Rex
Zombie1969 wrote:I was reading up on this the other day and came across an article that went in depth about this. Just about every way possible was used and reviewed. What ended up being the best was prevention. The author found that baking the supressor baffles at 250deg and soaking them in dot 5 break fluid created a sort of none stick surface. The silicone was the trick from what I gathered.
This article?

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:26 pm
by Zombie1969
T-Rex wrote:
Zombie1969 wrote:I was reading up on this the other day and came across an article that went in depth about this. Just about every way possible was used and reviewed. What ended up being the best was prevention. The author found that baking the supressor baffles at 250deg and soaking them in dot 5 break fluid created a sort of none stick surface. The silicone was the trick from what I gathered.

This article?
Ya that's it.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:10 pm
by LawBob
bwp777 wrote:I have read several threads on dips and chips and ....................................errr........................

well dips anyway

my recipe is Hoppes #9 and a can of Aerokroil.

it does an excellent job of softening and dissolving the lead and crap on everything I have soaked. your results may vary
Ammonia not good on aluminum...

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:20 pm
by hardcase
doubloon wrote:I like corn starch and kerosene
Was this for real or just suppose to be funny. Seems kind of odd but a lot of stuff dealing with guns is odd at times. If for real what is the ratio of corn starch to kerosene.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:45 pm
by doubloon
hardcase wrote:
doubloon wrote:I like corn starch and kerosene
Was this for real or just suppose to be funny. Seems kind of odd but a lot of stuff dealing with guns is odd at times. If for real what is the ratio of corn starch to kerosene.
Well ... I guess it all depends on your perspective. But I don't recommend it for ironing.

http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2012 ... aners.html

Glass and Stainless Shine (and oddly, spray starch for ironing)
1 cup of water
1 TBSP of cornstarch
Mix, spray on, wipe off (or iron in, as it were.)
*If you don’t use this pretty quickly, it will sour. So just mix up enough for a week, and keep it in the fridge, or just mix it when you need it.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:16 am
by WooD
Been using 50/50 peroxide and vinegar for years... on stainless.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:29 am
by doubloon
WooD wrote:Been using 50/50 peroxide and vinegar for years... on stainless.
toxic but very effective on lead

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Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:59 am
by Tack52
Mercury will dissolve lead as well....though I'm unsure how it does with aluminum

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:45 am
by fishman
Tack52 wrote:Mercury will dissolve lead as well....though I'm unsure how it does with aluminum
I don't even want to know what the byproducts of that process will do to you

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:31 pm
by Fulliautomatix
Tack52 wrote:Mercury will dissolve lead as well....though I'm unsure how it does with aluminum
Mercury attacks aluminum, don't do it.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:47 pm
by savage54
Tack52 wrote:Mercury will dissolve lead as well....though I'm unsure how it does with aluminum
Mercury is so corrosive to aluminum that federal regulations prohibit mercury thermometers on airliners. If one breaks and the mercury escapes, there is no limit to how far it can travel and how much of the airframe it can compromise.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:50 pm
by Tack52
Wow, that's both impressive and terrifying at the same time....

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:30 am
by doubloon
Tack52 wrote:Wow, that's both impressive and terrifying at the same time....
There are videos on the web to verify just how much mercury hates aluminum. :D

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:40 am
by Fulmen
Sodium hydroxide will dissolve lead (and aluminum). It is however safe for steels.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:27 pm
by savage54
savage54 wrote:
Tack52 wrote:Mercury will dissolve lead as well....though I'm unsure how it does with aluminum
Mercury is so corrosive to aluminum that federal regulations prohibit mercury thermometers on airliners. If one breaks and the mercury escapes, there is no limit to how far it can travel and how much of the airframe it can compromise.
OK, I went back and checked, and I was slightly wrong. You can pack a personal mercury thermometer in your carry-on or checked bag, so long as it is in a secure container that will prevent leaks. Gov't employees of weather bureaus, etc., can take a larger mercury thermometer or barometer on board in carry-on only, after declaring it to the airline, and it has to be in a sturdy inner bag that can fully contain the mercury in the event of breakage.

But with the convenience of today's digital thermometers, who would want to take a mercury unit with them anyway?

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:30 pm
by hardcase
OK. Interesting thread. My first suppressor, a .22, has aluminum baffles. What is the easiest way to clean it?

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:40 pm
by LawBob
hardcase wrote:OK. Interesting thread. My first suppressor, a .22, has aluminum baffles. What is the easiest way to clean it?
Scraper

Technically, you can ultrasonic clean it but have to use very PH balanced solution. That won't help with lead.

Best bet: pre-treat with the silicon and clean within 200 rds. or you cook it off. Use copper plated lead.

Use Ed's Red for days pre-soak.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:04 pm
by hardcase
I just got an email from the manufacturer of my .22 can with aluminum baffles. They recommended a soak in mineral spirits, then scrap with a popsicle stick and toothpick. I might have to try this using protective gloves etc. and proper disposal.

I tumbled the baffles, one at a time in my Thumbler with soapy water, stainless pins like I do with brass but don't do brass one at a time :D . This worked somewhat, but took forever.

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:38 am
by hardcase
"or you cook it off". Does this mean you can heat the baffles to the point where the lead will boil off? Will heating aluminum to say 800 degrees melt the lead off and not hurt aluminum?

Re: Suppressor dip recipe

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:11 am
by jnjproto
Temperatures that high will likely wreck the heat treatment of the aluminum.