Foaming gun cleaners seem to be the latest and greatest BUT are they?
…Do they really clean in one application?
…let’s do a test
…Gunslick Foaming Bore Cleaner vs burnt on H4831 powder reside.
Here’s the test setup….clean metal surface, smokeless powder and foaming bore cleaner.
I pour about 50 grains of H4831 onto the metal surface and then ignite it. I’ll do this a 2nd time before cleaning
Here’s the 2nd burn
Here’s a closeup of the burnt on powder residue. Now I’l apply the Gunslick foaming bore cleaner and let it soak for 1 hour.
Gunslick foaming bore cleaner is applied and allowed to work for 1 hour.
Here’s what it looks like after 1 hour. I’ll wipe it with some clean patches now.
The burnt on powder residue easily wipes off. I’ll use some more patches to clean it better.
Nice and clean now. Gunslick Foaming Bore Cleaner is a powerful solvent and it actually etched (removed surface oxidation) the aluminum surface. You can see the lighter colored area where the Gunslick foaming bore cleaner was applied.
Here’s a closeup.
Conclusion: Gunslick Foaming Bore Cleaner does what it’s claimed to do. It is a powerful solvent and will clean carbon and powder residue in one application. If you are interested in trying it, here is a link to buy it online…Gunslick Foaming Bore Cleaner at Amazon.com