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2 years 8 weeks ago, 11:05 AM

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Plastic fouling

OK, after reading this, I'm sure many of you will be thinking to yourself, "Well, duh!". But, when cleaning my shotgun barrel, I noticed what I thought was some minor pitting. It looked like fouling, but no matter how much I scrubbed it, I couldn't get rid of it. Then, I noticed my Judge barrel getting fouled, and I was thinking it was the lead (no jacket) cowboy loads.

I finally have realized that it's plastic fouling. Any good tips to get rid of this. My normal solvent and the copper solvent I use don't remove it.

Thanks

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 2:19 PM

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a busy of mine had a buildup a while back.ill as him what he ended up using.if you have a chamber brush not bore brush for the shotgun wet it in solvent and slowly shove it from chamber to muzzle remove and repeat as needed.ive used that method myself and it did the trick.i clean my guns fairly often though so i may not have had it as bad as yours.how often are you cleaning?especialy the judge id clean every time at the range.

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 6:43 PM

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No chamber brush. Just a regular bore brush. But I scrubbed the hell out of it and it doesn't seems to get it. I almost always clean my guns after I use them. I think there's got to be some kind of plastic solvent out there. I'll have to whip out my google-fu and see what I can find.

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 7:41 PM

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sjmb and google-fu

Some of those solvents used to remove plastic will eat away at your finish as well. Hate to see a judge with a blued camo finish or some facsimile...

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 8:14 PM

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I sold my Glock 19 today. This divorce is the pits. Having to move stuff around. I sold it to a Tucson Police Officer and my Galco Paddle Holster. I think he made Detective or will soon.
My next 9mm will have a hammer on it. A Browning Hihg Power or a Baretta 92 type. Nothing cast in concrete. Just the divorce.

2 years 8 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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Nothing wrong with the 92. I've had one for 20 years and I point, it shoots.

2 years 8 weeks ago, 10:19 PM

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The Hi Power is one of the best, IMO

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 10:28 PM

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OK, I found a site that said to try WD40. I will give it a shot and let y'all know.

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 11:03 PM

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small specks, not streaks but specks. If that's the case continue shooting and see if the specks change location, increase in number/size or disappear.
If they increase in size or number there is prolly a gunsmith trick for getting rid of them. I have a product in mind but it is very harsh.

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2 years 8 weeks ago, 11:16 PM

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Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on it. I'm going to give the WD40 trick a try and see how it works. If not, Clint sent me a link and one of the suggestions on it was GunScrubber from birchwood-casey. I have some of this and didn't even consider it. If the WD40 doesn't work, I'll try that out.

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