I was watching a Remington 870 how-to video and the armorer insisted that Simple Green was the best thing since corned beef on rye. Feedback?
I have decided it's not worth using the stuff (Simple Green) to save a few pennies. I have been using Cylinder and Slide's Dunk-it for polymer frames, no complaints. I was just curious about the Simple Green. Just goes to show you, you can't take everything even the so-called experts say, as the gospel.DanaT said:Be VERY VERY careful when using simple green on blued or steel.
Simple green is dilute phosphoric acid (read the label!!). Acids are typically not wise to use on most metals if you expect a finish to last. However, if you exposed steel to the phosphoric acid it will turn a dull gray. You cause a re-dox reaction, but it also leaves a passive surface on steel.
Just be forwarned, if you use simple green, you are using acid to clean your gun.
That's my feeling as well. And I'd say the same thing about using Mobil 1 but that would open up a rat's nest LOL.abstraction_leader said:I use simple green to lean my cars, not my firearms.
OTOH, I have never had one of my firearms get a dirty as described by other members (above).
Just too many other good choices to use for this use and I have not run out of those. Each to their own, I guess.
Yep, this is what the guy in the AG Rem 870 video did/recommended as well. Go figure.Margana said:If you'd like to try a DOD proven water based cleaner for your guns, Mpro7 is pretty terrific, especially on the barrel. I have not known this to cause problems on my alloy frames or bluing. However, to get residue off the frame and slide there really is nothing better than solvent based Hoppes or starting fluid (ether). It's just these solvents need to be used outdoors and away from open flame. I also watched the American Gunsmithing video on Sig pistol where the gunsmith sprays simple green on a disassembled gun. The gun is then rinsed and air blown dry. I would imagine some customers would be irate if their $700 plus pistol came back with discolored frames! Maybe the finish on Sigs protects them....