Bore Tech C4 Carbon Remover

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  1. JayHHI6818

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    WOW!!!!! Stuff is amazing! Started using about a year ago after reading about it here. I have a S&W 686 that I hate cleaning! Put 270 rounds through it last Saturday and thought I’ll try wiping cylinder and frame with C4 and it was amazing how fast it cleaned up.
     
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  2. Prose

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    Make sure you oil it. Boretech is water based and it will rust your gun.
     
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  3. nicholst55

    nicholst55 Brass Whore

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    Have you by any chance compared it to KG-1 carbon remover, or plain old (Aero)Kroil? Both have worked very well for me in rather demanding applications.
     
  4. WyleWD

    WyleWD Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have used the other 2 products. C4 seems to remove carbon better and more thoroughly. JME. WD
     
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  5. powderbrake

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    I am a big fan of Bore Tech carbon remover for my rifles.
    I have found that a nylon brush does not get all the carbon out of the grooves, so I have switched to bronze brushes.
     
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    +1
     
  7. rammac

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    Being water-based has nothing to do with the creation of rust in the bore, the obvious question that comes to mind is - if you run a dry patch through the bore after cleaning, why would it matter if the chemical had water in it?

    Besides, I'm not aware of any serious shooter that doesn't apply a thin layer of oil on all of the metal parts after cleaning a firearm.
     
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  8. Prose

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    Lots of serious shooters have had rust issues when using boretech products. I love BT, but their label says it protects against rust, which is a false statement. Many first time users have been bitten by this.
     
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  9. shoot4fun

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    No rust issues for me with C4. I works for me better than KG1 but if the carbon is really stubborn nothing will clean like IOSSO.
     
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  10. garandman

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    Interesting reading... sorta religious in nature..... lol
     
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  11. AckleymanII

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    patch with lighter fluid on it, negates any issues.

    Test: any product on carbon build up on muzzle breaks, inside, and on crown of rifle.

    If you love a good penetrating oil, then you should try Free All...really amazing stuff, I have tried these:
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    If you are so inclined to make your cleaning process a LOT easier, push 4 patches of Free All down the bore when you are through shooting. Kroil will help, but Free All is like Star Trek Technology. I use a sandwich bag over the muzzle with rubber band attachment to keep the fluid out of the gun case.

    Carbon build up is a serious enemy, bitch to get out depending on the powder type.
     
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    First hand experience or just internet lore? I ask because I sometimes run a few wet patches of C-4 down the barrel and leave them for several days before cleaning. I've never seen a sign of rust. This is on stainless and carbon steel barrels.
     
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  13. garandman

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    IOSSO is a polish. Polishing the barrel seems like a bad idea.
     
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    If Shoot4fun polishes his barrels, I'm going to start polishing mine. Maybe I can start winning like he does.
     
  15. garandman

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    Yer guns, yer munny. :)
     
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    Absolutely not a bad idea.
    I would not use it on chamber walls but I can say for a fact it keeps barrels shooting well longer. I have one 6BR barrel on its 3rd chamber and it's a threat to win every time it goes to a match. While normally cleaned with C4 it does get throat maintained at regular intervals with IOSSO.
     
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  17. garandman

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    @shoot4fun ... thanx for the info. I am guessing it really doesn't "polish" as the technical definition of polishing metal actually removes some metal... Which would be a badd idea.
     
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    Experience. Tested it on barrel stubs after reading about it.

    In my test, at 40% humidity, it took about 4 weeks for rust to form. At 55% it was two weeks. After two months the entire interior surface was uniformly surface rusted on both. Control with no oil (and no boretech) had no rust. Of course the oiled one was not rusted.
     
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  19. garandman

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    So....I just called Bore Tech to get their comments.

    Their rimfire blend (my primary interest) has a "short term" rust preventative... that will last 1-2 months. When you patch out the barrel immed prior to shooting, their tech said you'll get a light brown film that is not rust, its actually the dried rust inhibitor. (Seems this could be tested by letting the product dry on a non-oxidizing surface. Then wipe with a clean white cotton patch.)

    For longer term storage they have a product called "Shield."

    Seems like a quick easy step to push a oil patch down the barrel "just to be sure."

    He also recommended their bronze phosphate brushes over any nylon brush.

    Don't shoot the messenger (me) :)
     
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  20. urbanrifleman

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    That is the wettest stuff I have ever seen. It is tenacious.
     

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