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 Post subject: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:22 pm 
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Not that I’m ready to do this yet, but curious. Did I read somewhere that the proper way to clean the receiver is soaking in mineral spirits or kerosene and then blowing out? If that is correct, do you put the whole assembly in the fluid? How does that affect the engraving and finish of outside of receiver? What about doing it with Ed’s Red?

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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:45 pm 
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I dunno, Jed. That sounds kinda risky to me.
The most I do is shoot my firearm receivers out with Hornady One-Shot and call it a day.

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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:25 am 
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Mineral spirits or kerosene will not damage the metal or finish.

I've used Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner.

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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
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I've used the mineral spirits soak on a hand engraved and blued O/U receiver with no ill effects. If the gun is not real dirty, though, T-Pee's method would be preferred and is easier too.


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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:45 am 
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I've had a 687, a 686 and an SV10 and I've never soaked a receiver in anything. I have used mineral spirits in small quantities worked with a small brush into the nooks and crannies then blown out with a straw or aerosol blower but I'd be very careful using an industrial type airline as I've noticed that the retaining pins in Berettas aren't always located tightly. I've even had one fall out under it's own weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:47 am 
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I use mineral spirits. It works fine.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:29 pm 
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winchester makes a new CLP aersol that works great, spray scrub clean and reassemble

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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
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John H wrote:
I use mineral spirits. It works fine.



Same here and never any ill effects.

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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:13 pm 
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Thanks. Guess I got a few rounds before I get to this.


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 Post subject: Re: Soaking receiver on 686 SP
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:20 pm 
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I used to do it annually. Now I just do it when I feel the need or after a really icky day in the field.

Really takes a lot of shooting to gunk up the internals.

I don't usually blow it out either. I'll set it on some towels and let sit in the sun for a bit.



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