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I cleaned my 642 last night after 2 rounds of firing.

I already have a ring around the cylinder. How to I clean the black burned on stuff? I used the metal brush in the holes in the cylinder, but found out that you can not use it on the inside of the (took the finish off).

Any other tips?

What a nice gun!
 

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You might be surprised at how much of the burnt carbon can be removed with the use of a simple pencil eraser.
 

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You serious?
 

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Ex,

If brother Dan'l says it, he is not making a joke. If you think about it, it makes sense that an eraser could do that without causing damage to the finish on your gun .

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I've heard about the eraser, but haven't tried it yet. I've used one of those "Lead Away" cloths for many years with great success. On a stainless revolver there's no worries about removing bluing.

You could also try rubbing with one of those green pot scrubbers they sell in grocery stores. Just moisten it first with something like BreakFree or Hoppes #9.
 

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I wasn't doubting his credibility, only indicating an awestruck response at something so simple, that makes so much sense!

I'll give it a try...Also the green scrubbie idea makes sense, too. However, the eraser would win just based on coolness factor.

(Boy, "coolness factor", I sound like a teenager again!).

M

P.S. You should have been in my house last night- I was cleaning and trying to convince my pregnant wife that Hoppes $9 is really an aphrodisiac!!! She didn't believe me, but do I get credit for trying?
 

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Ex-Ma Hole said:
I wasn't doubting his credibility, only indicating an awestruck response at something so simple, that makes so much sense!

I'll give it a try...Also the green scrubbie idea makes sense, too. However, the eraser would win just based on coolness factor.

(Boy, "coolness factor", I sound like a teenager again!).

M

P.S. You should have been in my house last night- I was cleaning and trying to convince my pregnant wife that Hoppes $9 is really an aphrodisiac!!! She didn't believe me, but do I get credit for trying?
I would be a little hesistant to use the green scrubbie unless it was in an area that you don't want scratched up. Even though they are not as abrasive as steel wool, they can and will still leave scratches on smooth surfaces. My wife made the mistake on usingo one of them to take stuff off her windshield, and it damn near ruined it.

Also, being in an online forum, you have to be careful of the tone in your posts. That was why I responded as I did to your reply to Daniel.
 

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If brother Dan'l says it, he is not making a joke.
Also, being in an online forum, you have to be careful of the tone in your posts. That was why I responded as I did to your reply to Daniel.
Sorry- I didn't realize that I had a tone/ no tone meant.

Thanks for the heads up. I wasn't doubting your brother. I post a lot on the High Road, and most of us over there tend to joke a lot. I did not realize that this forum was not as laid back. I apogize for barging in and putting my feet on the perverbial coffee table without learing the rules first.

I'll tune it down a notch or three.

M
 

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No problem ---

Our forums cover a wide gamut of topics and we have members that are children, so we keep a good rein on it. Joking is done on here also, but usually between people who know each other. As a "newbie" people don't know you and how to take what you say. The written words in an online media can be interpeted quite differently then they were meant. All I can ask is to be careful how you post things.

BTW--- "brother" was just a figure of speech in my post. Daniel was a fellow Prodigy Shooting Sports Bulletin Board (SSBB is what you will hear it referred to here) member, and alot of us are known to refer to each other as "brothers".
 

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Good point about the green scrubbie, Mike. In addition to mentioning using some kind of oil or solvent, I should have added the caveat to rub gently. Also, the cylinder face is such a narrow and oddly shaped area, that any scratches on a stainless gun really aren't that noticeable.
 
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