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cleaning element baffles

Post by rgb03 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:48 pm

i have the baffles and end caps soaking in a mineral spirit and clp mixture is it ok to leave them in it over night?
when i bought the element i thought the baffles were a goldish color. but after cleaning one with some of the mineral/clp on a piece of scotch bright it now looks all silver in color. is this ok? thanks, ron

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Post by rgb03 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:33 pm

really no one. i guess it was a silly question?

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Post by HandyMan » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:10 pm

The baffles are 17-4 stainless and are very strong. The color is just the very thin oxide layer left by the heat treat process. After the first cleaning, the oxide is gone leaving the natural color of the steel.

Mineral spirits will not harm the Element at all.

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Post by JasonAAC » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:14 pm

HandyMan wrote:The baffles are 17-4 stainless and are very strong. The color is just the very thin oxide layer left by the heat treat process. After the first cleaning, the oxide is gone leaving the natural color of the steel.

Mineral spirits will not harm the Element at all.

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Post by rgb03 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:39 pm

thanks guys. just got done cleaning the baffles. what a p.i.t.a. next time i think i am going to try the dip.

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Post by 700PSS » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:30 pm

Ah...the infamous "dip". I believe that's 50% hydrogen peroxide + 50% distilled white vinegar. Not sure how long to soak the Element's baffles though. From what I hear, the Element's baffle material is perfectly safe for the "dip" procedure, right? I guess I can just scrub the tube and end caps with a brush and mild powder/lead solvent, rather than soaking also, correct?

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Post by Casper » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:24 pm

My understanding is that the whole can is safe to dip (if I am wrong, please correct me), but I plan on dropping the whole can (disassembled) into the dip and letting it soak overnight.

Why not let chemistry do the hard work?

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From the mouth of the manufacturer

Post by gkemper » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:05 am

A reply from AAC concerning the Element:



You can clean it with whatever you clean your guns with.

No, Peroxide and vinegar will not harm the silencer parts or tube. However, it can warm you! So, please use gloves and be careful

Enjoy!

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Post by 1_ar_newbie » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:05 am

700PSS wrote:Ah...the infamous "dip". I believe that's 50% hydrogen peroxide + 50% distilled white vinegar. Not sure how long to soak the Element's baffles though. From what I hear, the Element's baffle material is perfectly safe for the "dip" procedure, right? I guess I can just scrub the tube and end caps with a brush and mild powder/lead solvent, rather than soaking also, correct?
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Re: From the mouth of the manufacturer

Post by 1_ar_newbie » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:06 am

gkemper wrote:A reply from AAC concerning the Element:



You can clean it with whatever you clean your guns with.

No, Peroxide and vinegar will not harm the silencer parts or tube. However, it can warm you! So, please use gloves and be careful

Enjoy!

Thanks,
Mike Mers
L.E. and Commercial Sales
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770-925-9989 (fax)
[email protected]
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Post by rgb03 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:09 pm

what do you do after taking all the parts out of the dip? do you wash the parts off or squirt them down with clp or something? thanks, ron

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Re: From the mouth of the manufacturer

Post by Outsydlooknin75 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:17 pm

1_ar_newbie wrote:
gkemper wrote:A reply from AAC concerning the Element:



You can clean it with whatever you clean your guns with.

No, Peroxide and vinegar will not harm the silencer parts or tube. However, it can warm you! So, please use gloves and be careful

Enjoy!

Thanks,
Mike Mers
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770-925-9989 (fax)
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Post by TigWiz » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:18 pm

He ment to say harm... Give him some slack

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Post by snipersubsonic » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:18 am

one thing to do for SURE after 'dipping' if you do like i do with my Spectre is i plug the the threaded endcap and fill it with dip and it reachs the about 3/4's of the threads. BE SURE to rinse the threads completelty and use wd40 or clp or something to get rid of the dip in the threads cuz if you dont and theres some residue it will rust the s--t outta your non-SS barrel threads!
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Post by MisterWilson » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:24 am

I seem to recall something about the dip being pretty toxic afterwards, and not being something that you'd just casually toss down the sink afterwards but probably want to drop off at your local toxic waste disposal joint.

Someone else can confirm it if it's true, but it sounded reasonable.
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Commerical treatment

Post by sirmarion » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:32 pm

How about using Tecrolan sweetshooter,it is advertised as filling micro pourous cavities in stainless steel making it easier to clean and helps prevent leading and powder residue from sticking to the surface? Interesting to look at,see sweetshooter.com I have not used any but would like to know if anyone has tried it or if if works at all?

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