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    KG-1 Carbon Cleaner?

    Anyone use KG-1 carbon cleaner? If so, how does it work? I am almost out of my usual carbon cleaner and the shop did not have anymore. They had the KG1 and picked it up. I don't have any fowled barrels right not to try it this very moment.

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    Have you tried TM Solution? It does work on carbon

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    Run a wet patch thru and let sit for about 10 or 15 mins,then with a brass brush a few passes is all you need,its the best ive used to date,and if the copper fouling is bad finish by using KG12,same: method as before.

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    Yes, it works well. I use it sometimes on my rifles. It's sort of like a liquid JB, my take anyway.

    I have a friend in Florida who showed me the way he cleans and I find it a great method. He passes a couple of wet passes through the bore then fits a tight patch to a Parker Hale Jag. He covers the patch with JB and cycles it through the barrel 8 strokes both ways. He has a stop so that the jag does not exit the crown. This will keep a person' barrels beautifully clean and polished; this is after a session at the range where he shoots at least as many as he would in a match. I just did my 30 BR this morning with that method. The barrel is mirror bright now. The KG-1 probably would substitute nicely for the JB I'm thinking and will try it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gammon View Post
    Have you tried TM Solution? It does work on carbon
    Yes, I use it. It works ok on carbon, but I find boretech carbon cleaner to work better. I'm just about out of it and the KG1 was the only stuff the shop had in stock. When I clean, I like to work on the carbon first, then let TM soak and work on the copper. I have 2 barrels that barely make copper.

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    I was very high on the KG products, and they each do what is claimed. But I found that I can use Patchout and get the carbon and copper with one product.
    I wet the bore with a patch, then wet a bronze brush and give it a few strokes to keep the carbon ring at bay and help cut through the carbon.

    Then a few patches with more Patchout and the copper is gone.

    So as not to represent myself as a benchrester, these are varmint guns. But patchout does do as good a job as both the KG copper and carbon products. I dislike solvent based cleaners and have none on hand.

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    The same company that makes WipeOut/PatchOut makes a carbon cleaner. If you let it sit for a few minutes, it works well.

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    I prefer light application of a brush rather than trusting a chemical process exclusively to preclude formation of a carbon ring.

    Patch out works fine the way I use it for my needs. If I were fussy enough to BR I might change my tune.


    Quote Originally Posted by SGJennings View Post
    The same company that makes WipeOut/PatchOut makes a carbon cleaner. If you let it sit for a few minutes, it works well.

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    I worked part time as a OMC outboard mechanic throughout My adult life They had a product called OMC engine tuner meant to remove carbon. We soaked a carbon covered piston in it over night. We could just as well used dish water when used in this regard. If sprayed down the carb throat with the engine running it had some effect, but nothing to get excited about. We never did find anything that would loosen a carbon stuck ring by soaking.

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    During the shooting day, I put in the Wipe Out carbon stuff (it's black) in, let it soak and then brush. After I get home, I use KG-2 on a patch around a worn-out brush.

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