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#6403206 - 08/11/16 12:11 AM cleaning West texas red out of AR10
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Registered: 02/15/15
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Loc: Addison Tx
Pulled my AR10 out after hunting all last season and pert of this season with it. have learned to trust this rifle on:
Deer/multiple Pigs/turkey/bobcats/squirrel/coon/rabbits pretty much anything I can get sights on.

I have been trying to keep it clean : but that Red West TX dust gets into every nook & cranny . any edge or screw hole / any kind of indent anywhere on a AR rifle . I spent the whole time watching Olympics tonight cleaning and would go look under a bright light and find more & more. The internals were fine just anything on the outside.

Next time I will take the upper to work at the airport and use a air spray wand with jp4 and power blast every nook & cranny then wipe it down and let it dry in the sun.

when you vets were in the desert how did you clean & lube your rifles
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#6403218 - 08/11/16 12:41 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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I use my leaf blower to get the main dust off then use q tips for the small hard to reach areas.
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#6403240 - 08/11/16 05:32 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Just take it to the car wash.
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#6403265 - 08/11/16 06:40 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: charlesb]
hetman Offline
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
Just take it to the car wash.


LOL I used mamas kitchen sink and hot water to clean up around the scope & mounts
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#6403305 - 08/11/16 07:25 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Shop vac and que tips. up
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#6403326 - 08/11/16 07:45 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Garden Hose with very soft brush (I use a ladies horse hair make-up brush)
Air dry or Dry with compressed air
Light re-oil on key parts/components
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#6403407 - 08/11/16 09:02 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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120 psi and a blower to start with.
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#6403443 - 08/11/16 09:25 AM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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I use the wand on my air compressor
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#6403651 - 08/11/16 12:18 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: NTRP]
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Originally Posted By: NTRP
I use the wand on my air compressor


What I do too. cheers
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#6403795 - 08/11/16 01:54 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Blow it off with a compressor or canned air, then if its really dirty and you're feeling lazy, put it in the dishwasher - no soap.
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#6403877 - 08/11/16 02:51 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
M Wilson Offline
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when I was on my all expense paid sandbox vacations, i only worried about dirt/grime in or around the chamber, barrel, bolt, and important moving parts. i found that keyboard duster always worked. store it with a light coat of CLP, covered if you can.
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#6403880 - 08/11/16 02:53 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: M Wilson]
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Originally Posted By: M Wilson
when I was on my all expense paid sandbox vacations, i only worried about dirt/grime in or around the chamber, barrel, bolt, and important moving parts. i found that keyboard duster always worked. store it with a light coat of CLP, covered if you can.
same here except for when I had to go to the board for promotion and they expected a combat soldiers weapon to be absolutely spotless.
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#6403968 - 08/11/16 03:57 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
would a parts cleaner at an auto repair shop work?? hot solvent, vibrating, then blow it dry with the compressed air gun??

If not, I would strip it, spray all parts with brakeleen (degreaser) , soak in Varsol, scrub if needed then compressed air dry.


Or just give it to me and build u a new one confused2
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#6403975 - 08/11/16 04:00 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Registered: 11/05/12
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I use aresol brake parts cleaner once then air compressor. Hornady One Shot after that. Awesome stuff. Obviously strip it first.


Edited by westexhunt (08/11/16 04:01 PM)

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#6404377 - 08/11/16 08:48 PM Re: cleaning West texas red out of AR10 [Re: hetman]
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Water hose then couple hours in the afternoon sun.
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