I've got about a 10 year supply of Steradent thanks to my late mother who used the stuff to clean her false teeth. Has anyone got any experience of using Steradent to clean their choke tubes before I try?
I'll let you know how it went on Friday once I've given my choke tubes a thorough soaking on Thursday night.mwr01 said:Experience? No. You may be venturing into virgin territory.
Looking at the ingredients, the stuff might remove carbon deposits, but I'd be surprised if it had any effect on plastic buildup. If you decide to go ahead, let us know how it works.
Not as far as I'm aware.hayfield said:Did your mother have a habit of chewing on wads of plastic marinated in gunpowder?
My experiment using Sterdadent is "ongoing" as we speak........I will post a final report later today.DallasCMT said:I've got to hear the outcome of this! (subscribing thread)
I've just removed the two choke tubes from their 24 hour soaking in concentrated Sterdadent solution. I dried the exterior of both tubes with paper kitchen towel then pushed two rolled up patches of kitchen towel through each tube.Old_Diabetic_100 said:My experiment using Sterdadent is "ongoing" as we speak........I will post a final report later today.DallasCMT said:I've got to hear the outcome of this! (subscribing thread)
I put a Beretta Optima choke tube and a stainless steel aftermarket choke tube (both in fired/uncleaned condition) in a glass jar last night, added three Steradent tablets and filled the jar with warm water. This morning the water has taken on a deep blue hue. I can just make out the outlines of the choke tubes inside covered in tiny bubbles. The smell emanating from the jar has a slightly minty fragrance. It's too early yet to say whether this is a breakthrough in revolutionising choke tube cleaning :| .
That's sensible, but when you've fortuitously and unexpectedly been bequeathed (for me at least) a lifetime's supply of Steradent, which I don't use because I still have all my own pearly whites, and have choke tubes coming out of your ears, I thought I'd indulge myself in a little experimentation. There's no compulsion of course to pay any attention to my attempt at alternative utilisation of resources .Jim Miller said:I think I would rather spend a couple of bucks on a bottle of choke cleaner. If I can spend thousands of dollars on a gun I can handle a couple of bucks for choke cleaner. But, that is just me.
You concern is appreciated but don't worry.......I can afford a few hundred thousand choke tubes .CTSCA Mike said:Why ask if you were going to do it anyway? Not sure what got you so keen on trying this, but hopefully this kind of silliness is out of your system. Mike B
Haha!..........approbation isn't necessary in the slightest :lol: . My stainless steel choke tubes remain in 'minty' fresh condition and don't give any impression of fading away, so I'll continue with my experiment for the foreseeable future.ded&ded said:O-D: The discoloration is cosmetic and not structural. Unless public opinion is high on your list of personal approvals to be sought after at any cost--go ahead clean them any way you want.
Given the aging of the sporting clays shooters your experiment may open up many new and unheard of cost saving measures. I am on way to lube my choke threads with Preparation-H.