Polish barrel

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by TheDutchman, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. TheDutchman

    TheDutchman New Member

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    Hi there guys have a question.



    I brought my gun to local dealer here to install a G-Hop. He said he install the GHop and polish the barrel with toothpaste. Brought it out to event yesterday, and it shoot great. But today I wanna clean the barrel and there is all white residue in the barrel, must a barrel not be clean and smooth?
     
  2. NeoAugAU-3G

    NeoAugAU-3G Active Member

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    sounds like they didn't clean all the toothpaste out. You need to clean that thing to a mirror shine if you can.
     

  3. TheDutchman

    TheDutchman New Member

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    Yea that's what I thought. Guess will be going back tomorrow and let him clean it.
     
  4. ibob4tacoz

    ibob4tacoz what am I doing Supporting Member

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    You could clean it yourself...?
     
  5. Chow

    Chow Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Agreed.
    It seems like a store might end up over charging TheDutchman just to clean it again. Along with taking the time to go back to the store, it does not seem worth taking back.

    There are a lot of easy to follow cleaning guides both on here and on other forums/YouTube:

    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f10/how-clean-your-barrel-11449/

    It's up to you what you want to do though.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2015
  6. TheDutchman

    TheDutchman New Member

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    I know to how clean my barrel, i do it after every event i go to.
    And i already try it this way, but i cant get that white stuff out :-(
     
  7. ibob4tacoz

    ibob4tacoz what am I doing Supporting Member

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    Don't use silicon oil to clean your barrel. Rubbing alch.
     
  8. Raven1st

    Raven1st Well-Known Member

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    A few passes with rubbing alcohol and a follow up with some decent metal polish. It will strip away everything in a few minutes.

    Brasso and Barkeepers Best Friend work great.
     
  9. Airborne101

    Airborne101 Well-Known Member

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    I have found rubbing alcohol to be far less effective than solvent/thinner products. I tend to use paint thinner with great success for removing all sorts of gunk and dirt. Denatured alcohol, acetone, turpentine and mineral spirits would also work.