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I have 2, AAC Pilot2 and Dead Air Mask.
Who counts .22 rounds?
How do I know if it Needs cleaning or should I just do it on time?
 
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I clean every 500-1,000 depending if I use ablatives or not...they will make more of a mess and possibly reduce efficiency so i clean more often if i use RemOil or spray lithium foamy grease.
Also, cleaning makes disassembly easier for the next time if you shoot a lot. I have a pallet of .22s so I'm shooting a lot of that lately and hoarding my 5.56, 9mm, .45, etc.
When reassembling the suppressory you mentioned, I like to use a thin coat of Seal 1 grease or Frog grease. It seems to me, and in the literature, to reduce the amount of debris that accumulates on baffles and end caps.
 
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I’m probably about the same with 500-1000 between cleanings. I clean mine using a soda blaster which makes easy work of clearing the crud. The baffles come out looking brand new. I usually wait until I have more than one ready to clean to make use of the time involved setting up the blaster.


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Soda blasting was first used in the early 1980s in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. Traditional sand blasting was not viable for several reasons. The interior of the Statue is coated with multiple coats of paint and coal tar, while the exterior is plates of relatively thin copper plates. The interior passageways of the Statue of Liberty are rather narrow, which means ventilation of the dust caused by abrasive blasting would have been problematic.

The solution was to use sodium bicarbonate as an abrasive media. This prevented damage to the thin copper veneer.
Since then, soda blasting has been used for a variety of applications by media blasting companies who converted from traditional abrasive blasting to soda blasting.

https://www.raptorblaster.com/soda-blasting/


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This technique of rimfire suppressor cleaning was written by a shooter before he became head of Anschutz

https://web.archive.org/web/20...lencer-cleaning.html North America


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I tend to follow that archived suppressor cleaning recommendations.
My deviations: I place a strainer over my silicon oil container and remove the excess oil back into my container.
I coat the 1st baffle with antiseize (automotive) to ensure easier cleaning.
Antiseize is applied to all threads, contact surfaces --tube within a tube of the Axoim.
 
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I like antiseize too but found that copper high temp can cause some gaskets to swell and/or break so switched to nickle. It's high temp also and won't attack gaskets.


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I just use the dip, cleans like brand new overnight. Then i take the liquid to local haz mat center.


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So the dip just dissolves everything, no brushing or scraping?
 
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Yes, none what so ever. I usually soak over night, then soak in soapy hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse, lube and put back together.


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So the dip just dissolves everything, no brushing or scraping?


Yes, but you end up with lead acetate and have to handle the solution very carefully. It requires proper hazmat disposal, usually through your local municipality waste disposal program. Really educate yourself before you go this route.

The upside is you have a very clean suppressor.



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Yes, none what so ever. I usually soak over night, then soak in soapy hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse, lube and put back together.


So what exactly is the formula of your dip?


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"The Dip" is a mix of 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and distilled white vinegar.



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Just Google silencers and the dip and you will find everything you need

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Yes, none what so ever. I usually soak over night, then soak in soapy hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse, lube and put back together.


So what exactly is the formula of your dip?


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Has anyone tried Mil-Comm Suppressor X Cleaning Solvent?

https://mil-comm.com/product/s...eaner-7-ounce-spray/
 
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All it says is dissolves carbon. Hoppes does that.The big problem, at least with 22 cans, is the lead.

But I now wonder what the military guys use on theirs?

I am giving the dip a try. Mixed it up this morning and the parts seem to fizzing away in there. Will leave it overnight.
 
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But I now wonder what the military guys use on theirs?



I'm going to guess they don't clean them, no real reason to on a centerfire rifle can. As you note it's the vaporized lead from rimfire rounds that causes the issues with rimfire cans. Not many of those being run in military units.



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About 1k then a Sonic cleaner with MP7 Pro fluid in it. Requires a little scrubbing, but it’s not hard. Coffee filter to strain the crap,out of the fluid and you can re use it. No haz mat issues.
Have to relube. I like Seal CLP, but that’s just me. Makes clean up fairly easy next 1k rounds
 
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Are one of those sonic cleaners from Harbor Freight viable?
Doesn't it need to be water based?
 
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All it says is dissolves carbon. Hoppes does that.The big problem, at least with 22 cans, is the lead.

But I now wonder what the military guys use on theirs?

I am giving the dip a try. Mixed it up this morning and the parts seem to fizzing away in there. Will leave it overnight.


How did the dip work out?


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