Can you use ordinary household cleaners to clean guns?
How about Simple Green?
Let’s try it on some burnt on powder residue and see what happens.
Here’s the simple green and the test materials – H4831 smokeless powder and a flat metal surface.
Let’s get started.
Here’s about 50 grains of H4831 smokeless powder. I’ll ignite it and then pour out another 50 grains for a 2nd burn.
Here’s the mess….burnt on powder fouling. I’m going to spray it down with the Simple Green and then let it soak for 10 minutes.
…soaking for 10 minutes.
As you can see the fouling wiped off easily without scrubbing or brushing. The Simple Green cleaner soaked through/penetrated the fouling and loosened it, making it easy to remove.
There is some discoloration still on the metal surface but the tough carbon fouling is gone. Simple Green is a very effective cleaner. I use it around the house for everything from cars to tile floor grout. It’s safe and non-toxic without a strong smell.
YES…you can use it on firearms, just remember to lubricate everything after cleaning. Simple Green will remove all oils and lubricants.
Here’s a link if you are interested in Simple Green….Simple Green Cleaner at Amazon.com