I rather use sonic most of the year and maybes dip or blast once a year but if cleaning often no need! Some manufacture recommended that you clean your suppressor every time you clean the muffler on your car. Rob. They no have to be perfect but mine come clean with 6-8 cycles. “The Dip” is created by mixing a 50/50 mixture of White Vinegar (Acetic Acid) with Hydrogen Peroxide. After a cursory inspection of the build-up on the baffles, It was obvious that the only way to remove the lead build up was with the peracetic acid solution commonly known as the dip. You may have heard misinformation. After a few thousand rounds, it began to fill with lead and powder residue, as all .22 cans do. Save on fluid and keep it nice and tidy. This company suggest coating the suppressor in "anti spatter spray" used in the welding process. No need for the ultrasonic cleaner though, just submerge the baffles/core in the solution and the lead will bubble and dissolve away in a few hours. It's a 50/50 mix of White Vinegar and Peroxide. Dead Air recommends a firearm solvent bath, tumbling in stainless media, ultrasonically cleaned, or The Dip. Rimfire suppressors get dirty. Federalist shares the lessons he learnt about cleaning .22 suppressors … This is a big mistake for a .22LR suppressor, and here’s why: .22 rimfires are very dirty. I just cleaned my Spectre II the first time. We used a Hornady Magnum Sonic Cleaner with the Hornady gun cleaning solution. I knew that wouldn't get the baffles completely clean, but figured, what the heck. It's a 50/50 mix of White Vinegar and Peroxide. Hoppes #9, CLP, acetone, paint thinner, soapy water, these options will aid in breaking up/removing the carbon without damaging your suppressor. On sealed cans like my Thunder Beast 30-P1's,I just soak the whole thing in the Chem-Dip,and then stand them up on end and drain for … This is a discussion on Sonic cleaner for Suppressor? Using this allows the carbon and lead to release easier. Using the "dip" is not needed in that case. It's easiest to mix in a 1l Nalgene bottle, but make sure you mark the hell out of the bottle so it doesn't inadvertently get used for water afterward. "Dip" suppressor cleaning solution and aluminum parts - PSA. The heater feature was turned on to 140 degrees for all the testing. Dip a clean, soft microfiber cloth into the solution. I have an all-aluminum sealed .22 can from An American Can manufacturer who shall remain nameless. Covering ultrasonic cleaning, wet media tumbling, dry media tumbling, a brush and elbow grease, the dip, and the soda blaster, watch to see which methods keep SilencerCo suppressors squeaky clean and ready for the range. The resulting mixture can then be used to dissolve the lead that is caked on stainless steel baffles. The dip works amazingly well for removing lead. However it melted the coat hanger I used to hang the baffles on. With a clean, soft cloth, buff the brass until it is dry. I try my hand at cleaning my suppressor with an Ultrasonic cleaner. Short baffles clean easier than tall. The heater feature was turned on to 140 degrees for all the testing. Direct Thread – A type of suppressor that mounts directly on to a barrel without the need for a mount or adapter. I know, I … Over on SilencerTalk, the preferred method for cleaning any stainless baffles is what they've termed "The Dip". Sonic cleaner for Suppressor? The first time I only let the aluminum stay in the dip 1/2 an hour. It just takes a rag to wipe them clean,no scrubbing or rubbing required on suppressors that come apart like the Varminter 3.0. within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Hi guys, I might have this in the wrong section, but figured Modern M14's do use a suppressor alot.... so? Save solution in Tupperware , wipe bottom of cleaner with paper towel. Using cool water, rinse the paste off. This cleaning method may not be used for aluminum parts. It just takes a rag to wipe them clean,no scrubbing or rubbing required on suppressors that come apart like the Varminter 3.0. Also, don't use ultrasonic cleaning on aluminum. Know what your suppressor is made of and choose appropriate cleaning aids. You may have heard about the dip. Still, I'd love to hear any good cleaning suggestions as well. It must be capable of heating the solution to about 160-180 degrees F. Use a 50-50 solution of Simple Green. I only clean ours about once a month, I first soak them in diesel fuel over night to loosen up the crud, then sonic clean them for three 4-minute cycles with the heater turned on, and then give them a quick rub with 0000 steel wool and done. There was some other "dip" recommended on here a long time ago. Short baffles clean easier than tall. WARNING. Suppressors are often made from aluminum, stainless steels, titanium, and Inconel. In one of their recently published videos, OSS recommends the following procedure for cleaning their Helix-QD suppressors. Increasing background and baseline noise Check and reduce excess back pressure (ensure that the conductivity cell is operating at recommended back pressure). mpallett Elite Industry Professional Posts: 2876 Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:28 pm Location: MA. I don't like keeping them dirty. Being as this is the beginning of a long term test, I started out with two clean and dry silencers. It's used to remove carbon and crap from engines and is safe for aluminum. View Full Version : "Dip" suppressor cleaning solution and aluminum parts - PSA. WARNING. When it comes to servicing a silencer, there are several options at your disposal to reach the end goal: a high-performing, fully-functioning can. End Cap Strike – When a bullet damages a silencer’s end cap. I used the vinager and hydrogen peroxide "dip". Cuts the carbon/gook, and safe for aluminum (most carb's are aluminum). Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5 Copyright © 2020 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. I worked great. Sonic cleaner for Suppressor? Use a tall cylinder to dip your cans. I have been cleaning all my Guardian cans in the sonic cleaner for about a year now without issues. This is a discussion on Sonic cleaner for Suppressor? The two test setups are: Ruger MKIV Integral – TBA Suppressors Sicario So, after half a gazillion rounds, I decided it was time to clean my XCaliber Genesis .22LR can. If the suppressor you buy is stainless steel or titanium you can use a liquid dip (hydrogen peroxide and vinegar) for cleaning, BUT it becomes lead acetate after cleaning and is considered hazmat. Do NOT dip aluminum or any other non Steel metal. So, after half a gazillion rounds, I decided it was time to clean my XCaliber Genesis .22LR can. It will eat them. That is a well known fact of life that everyone that shoots 22 long rifle through a suppressor is familiar with. Save solution in Tupperware , wipe bottom of cleaner with paper towel. Dirty Rimfire; Clean Suppressor – Testing. Suit up, and mix in equal ratios the ingredients above. That is a well known fact of life that everyone that shoots 22 long rifle through a suppressor is familiar with. Cleaning a rimfire silencer is challenging because of two factors: what the fouling consists of and how it accrues. I had heard about "The Dip" from others and did a little research and ultimately decided to give it a shot despite the danger involved. What you need: Non-permeable gloves. Not near as fun as shooting! On sealed cans like my Thunder Beast 30-P1's,I just soak the whole thing in the Chem-Dip,and then stand them up on end and drain for … All-stainless cans can sit in dip for a very long time - it's the optimum solution for getting lead fouling out of a sealed suppressor. I prepared a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% hydrogen peroxide in a mason jar. The first suppressor we decided to use was the excellent Stainless Sparrow from SilencerCo. CCI Clean-22 High Velocity 22LR. Cuts the carbon/gook, and safe for aluminum (most carb's are aluminum). Soaking the brake or suppressor in C-4 carbon remover will speed up the time.The cheaper units are junk. Dead Air recommends a firearm solvent bath, tumbling in stainless media, ultrasonically cleaned, or The Dip. Rimfire suppressors get dirty. Constructed of Grade 9 Titanium, heat treated 17-4 PH stainless steel, and high strength hard coat anodized 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, There was some other "dip" recommended on here a long time ago. Afterwards use tongs or pliers to remove items and place in a bucket of water for rinse. I left out my normal coat of CLP pre-treatment to avoid any additional variables. Still, I'd love to hear any good cleaning suggestions as well. The two test setups are: Ruger MKIV Integral – TBA Suppressors Sicario About 15 minutes and it will remove the carbon from anything. Now, on to the tests! Do not use peracetic acid to clean aluminum parts and aluminum baffles. About 15 minutes and it will remove the carbon from anything. Since these both can be rinsed with water (distilled for sealed units), they are economical. That should be the way of cleaning for most of the “conventional” suppressor designs. Covering ultrasonic cleaning, wet media tumbling, dry media tumbling, a brush and elbow grease, the dip, and the soda blaster, watch to see which methods keep SilencerCo suppressors squeaky clean and ready for the range. Pro Shot Copper Solvent IV works very well on rimfire suppressors. It works great! Suppressor cleaning is a topic that regularly comes up, particularly when dealing with sealed suppressors that can’t be taken apart. There are probably over 5000 rounds through it. Federalist shares the lessons he learnt about cleaning .22 suppressors … This is a big mistake for a .22LR suppressor, and here’s why: .22 rimfires are very dirty. Allow the paste to sit for at least ten minutes. Leave for 6-12 hours. It must be capable of heating the solution to about 160-180 degrees F. Use a 50-50 solution of Simple Green. “The Dip” – A highly toxic and hazardous mixture that is used to dissolve lead deposits when cleaning suppressors. Gemtech recommends a 50/50 mix of automatic transmission fluid and mineral spirits, soaking for 24 hours, then scrubbing with your choice of cleaner. Do NOT dip aluminum or any other non Steel metal. Silencer manufacturers recommend ways to clean their rimfire and pistol products. My Spectre is in desperate need of cleaning. It is a highly toxic solution that will poison or kill you if handled incorrectly. Place only Steel items in the dip. Being as this is the beginning of a long term test, I started out with two clean and dry silencers. Obviously the lead acetate is dangerous, last time I titrated the remainder with an Epsom salt solution, which seemed to work. I use "the dip". End Cap – The muzzle end of the silencer. Since the baffles are anodized 7075 Al (except the blast baffle), the dip is out, so I wanted to try out something else. I … However, it’s important to avoid damaging the suppressor itself and its components, which (unfortunately) is easily achieved when utilizing certain toxic chemicals and abrasive devices.As mentioned in last week’s post, rimfire cans are the main culprits in terms of dirtiness due to the filthy, unja… The first suppressor we decided to use was the excellent Stainless Sparrow from SilencerCo. We used a Hornady Magnum Sonic Cleaner with the Hornady gun cleaning solution. Check eluent and regenerant solution purity and flow. check out the. CCI Clean-22 High Velocity 22LR. I left out my normal coat of CLP pre-treatment to avoid any additional variables. Top. I always wondered if SeaFoam would work to clean aluminum suppressors. Since the baffles are anodized 7075 Al (except the blast baffle), the dip is out, so I wanted to try out something else. Now, on to the tests! Providing NFA Trust Services to Texas Citizens, On the seventh day God rested; Marines filled sandbags, "It is better to be a Warrior in a Garden than a Gardner in a War", Cleaning the Dead Air Mask HD with the DIP, MISC Training Course Announcements & AAR's, Former Vickers Shooting Method Regional Instructors, Pacific Northwest Training and Networking, All Other Longgun Parts, Accessories, & Magazines (EE), Handgun Parts, Accessories & Magazines (EE), If this is your first visit, be sure to Because I've had such a hassle cleaning my Ryder 22A suppressor just using normal cleaning solutions, out of desperation I have used the dip method of cleaning its baffles twice now. I can take my Spectre II & Mack Brothers Varminter 3.0 apart,but both of my Thunder Beast 30P-1's I can't. Now what OSS Suppressors suggest as a cleaning procedure for their Helix-QD cans is quite different and very interesting. I clean all of mine in Berryman's Chem-Dip. within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Hi guys, I might have this in the wrong section, but figured Modern M14's do use a suppressor alot.... so? Anyone every try this? Rimfire Suppressors. Do you not like the dip because of the health hazards or because of the potential to damage the suppressor? Comprised of a mixture of carbon, a minimal amount of unburnt powder, and lead, fouling becomes problematic once the lead is evenly mixed with the carbon in vapor form. Using small, circular motions, apply the paste in a thick layer onto the brass. Dirty Rimfire; Clean Suppressor – Testing. Place only Steel items in the dip. They no have to be perfect but mine come clean with 6-8 cycles. Soaking the brake or suppressor in C-4 carbon remover will speed up the time.The cheaper units are junk. This particular Dead Air Mask HD has been used for over a year on multiple host weapons. I've read good things about Berrymman Chem-Dip carb cleaner. level 2 Eye Protection Long sleaves ~Gallon bucket Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled Vinegar. I just soak them in the Chem-Dip for 24-48 hours and wipe off the pieces with a rag,the Thunder Beast cans are stood on end to drain out,and then I blow them out with my compressor. Foaming bore cleaner and Pro Shot Copper Solvent IV are similar and benign to aluminum. The cleaning of a “can” is sometimes a source of hot debate that might only be made hotter if you express favor for one handgun caliber over another, or perhaps one political candidate over another. Gemtech recommends a 50/50 mix of automatic transmission fluid and mineral spirits, soaking for 24 hours, then scrubbing with your choice of cleaner. If noise continues, carry out suppressor cleaning and regeneration procedures per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Lemon Juice Brass Cleaner This particular Dead Air Mask HD has been used for over a year on multiple host weapons. Learn from my mistakes. Some manufacture recommended that you clean your suppressor every time you clean the muffler on your car. I also have a pickle jar of some nasty stuff. Silencer manufacturers recommend ways to clean their rimfire and pistol products. Cleaning suppressors has always been a chore. All-stainless cans can sit in dip for a very long time - it's the optimum solution for getting lead fouling out of a sealed suppressor. You’ll see SiCo’s Dewie Vieira and Josh “Beaver” Graham give you the dirty details on various ways to clean your silencer. Covering ultrasonic cleaning, wet media tumbling, dry media tumbling, a brush and elbow grease, the dip, and the soda blaster, watch to see which methods keep SilencerCo suppressors squeaky clean and ready for the range! Silencer Shop partnered up with SilencerCo to bring you an exclusive on how to clean your suppressor. Over on SilencerTalk, the preferred method for cleaning any stainless baffles is what they've termed "The Dip". You gotta be careful with the resulting chemical mixture after dropping the baffles in, though, because it creates Lead Acetate. The Dead Air Mask He's front cap opened up easily. I don't like keeping them dirty. I rather use sonic most of the year and maybes dip or blast once a year but if cleaning often no need! I recently purchased a TPM Firearms "SD" suppressor which is all aluminum except for the rear end cap, and it is user serviceable. It also can't be used on aluminum parts, they will dissolve. suppressor. 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