Success! Pulled them out and put them in a dish of hot soapy water. Rinsed again. Lots of black but it wiped off with a rag! A little toothbrushing in the small areas and good as new. Lubed and will shoot it tomorrow. Guy at the dump said they would take the jar with dip in it.
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I haven’t shot many rounds through my can. I have just recently gotten a Mark IV and have used my Obsidian 45 with it . Awesome combination. I cleaned it after just 60 rounds or so just to see how dirty it was compared to my 9mm and .45 pistols. .22s are dirty! I used a 50/50 solution of Purple Power and water in an ultrasonic cleaner with heat for about an hour. This is the cleaning technique suggested in the Rugged Suppressor manual. I use a Harbor Freight cleaner. It worked like a charm, in my opinion. Of course, all aluminum parts such as the tube and end caps are cleaned with CLP or something that won’t etch aluminum ( no ammonia). The tube is wiped dry so no oil is inside. This is probably more info than anyone wanted but maybe someone will benefit.
I have a fixed barrel spacer that fits over the .22 piston. The Obsidian is easy to take apart and clean and is very quiet. For now it’s not possible for me to jump through all the hoops to get a dedicated .22 can.
Originally posted by mike56: Didn't even think to save it. Guessing it's a no go for aluminum baffles? The pilot I just soaked in hoppes. After a day or 2, the lead was visible and I just scrapped it off.
You can’t use “The Dip” with aluminum...it destroys the baffle.
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