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Offline snapper

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disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« on: November 22, 2016, 05:57:03 AM »
My son and I spent the afternoon shooting and a buddy told me to try using the disinfectant wipes for cleaning the rifles.

It works like nothing I have tried in the 28 years I have been shooting BP.  It made the clean up about as simple as it could be.

I simply torn one in 4 pieces and the bore cleaned right up.


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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 06:13:44 AM »
Are you talking about a product that they dispense as you go into a super market ?

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 06:19:29 AM »
man you need to shop at a better store :)

Not sure about that.

there are several brands that they sell.  In a round container that say disinfectant wipes.

I used clorox brand, my buddy used lysol.

I ended up going to the store tonight and bought 2 more containers for myself and put the ones I took from  the wife back.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 07:42:27 AM »
There is only one store on the frontier!   ;D  I remember they had these wipes out where the shopping carts were during the flu season. Never used them and didn't pay attention to what brand they were. They might be an item I would want to take on a pack in hunting trip or some such.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 07:49:38 AM »
I have used windex on my last patches to get the last little bit
cleaned out. I have found it to work great. I will try the disinfectant
wipes as I have to give my 50 cal a good cleaning.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 10:27:00 AM »
Are we talking about disinfectant wipes? Do they contain clorine bleach. Is bleach an oxidizer? Isn't iron oxide called rust? What rust preventative are you using to follow up? Do I sound skeptical?
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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 01:29:16 PM »
It could be nothing more than alcohol and an emollient/moisturizer ... So your hands don't dry-out and crack.

 Hmmm, "Zeke's Patent Barrel Cleaner and Stock Rub"   ;D

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 04:23:46 PM »
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Are we talking about disinfectant wipes? Do they contain chlorine bleach. Is bleach an oxidizer? Isn't iron oxide called rust? What rust preventative are you using to follow up? Do I sound skeptical?

Good question.  I looked at the MSDS for both Clorox and Lysol Brands.   Both contain isopropyl or ethyl alcohol, plus benzyl ammonium chloride (a bactericidal chemical present in very small quantities).  Neither one lists chlorine as an ingredient.  Nothing here that will hurt a gun barrel.

They very likely contain an emollient as well.  I think Smoketown got it exactly right.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 05:04:51 PM »
Are we talking about baby wipes? I use them to clean up after skinning game.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 06:06:45 PM »
If you want a fast clean up after skinning game, just use a bit of hydrogen peroxide. Clean hands in an instant.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 06:14:20 PM »
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Are we talking about baby wipes?

I don't know anything about babies.  I just used "disinfectant wipes msds" as the search term.  I suppose you could use them on babies, but why anybody would want to run an ramrod through a baby is beyond me.  I think they're usually automatically self cleaning.
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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 06:47:07 PM »
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Are we talking about baby wipes?

I don't know anything about babies.  I just used "disinfectant wipes msds" as the search term.  I suppose you could use them on babies, but why anybody would want to run an ramrod through a baby is beyond me.  I think they're usually automatically self cleaning.

Self-emptying. Not self-cleaning.

Not that I know about babies. I just know how to make them.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 10:28:04 AM »
Caution! All joking aside. Disinfectant wipes and "baby wipes," are NOT remotely similar.
Do NOT use disinfectant wipes to clean your skin!
I work in a busy critical care unit and recently had a patient who was using Lysol wipes for personal hygiene. His skin was sluffing off in a very disturbing manner, including in some very personal areas.

I'm sure either will clean a gun just fine, it really doesn't take much, but Lysol and clorox wipes aren't for skin.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 05:17:10 PM »
Yes, and baby wipes are used by some in the military to clean guns.

Actually, they have so many uses you'll wonder why they're called baby wipes.
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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2016, 09:25:27 PM »
Always take them camping.
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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 12:34:46 AM »
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Are we talking about disinfectant wipes? Do they contain chlorine bleach. Is bleach an oxidizer? Isn't iron oxide called rust? What rust preventative are you using to follow up? Do I sound skeptical?

Good question.  I looked at the MSDS for both Clorox and Lysol Brands.   Both contain isopropyl or ethyl alcohol, plus benzyl ammonium chloride (a bactericidal chemical present in very small quantities).  Neither one lists chlorine as an ingredient.  Nothing here that will hurt a gun barrel.

They very likely contain an emollient as well.  I think Smoketown got it exactly right.


But beware of  any ingredient based on ammonium chloride.  Also known as salamoniac.  Used it to quickly brown ml barrels.  The ammonia tied to the chloride makes the corrosion go very fast.  A 5% solution of ammonium chloride swabbed onto the barrel.  Fours hours in a damp corner of the basement would give a heavy coat of granular rust.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2016, 02:15:44 AM »
the clorox brand shows ethythbenzyl ammonium chloride at 0.184%

I dont know if they promote rust or not.  My first time using them.  I got two buddys using them I think for over a year.  Neither have complained about rust yet.

At this point all I know is that I have found nothing that cleans as well.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2016, 02:58:30 AM »
the clorox brand shows ethythbenzyl ammonium chloride at 0.184%

I dont know if they promote rust or not.  My first time using them.  I got two buddys using them I think for over a year.  Neither have complained about rust yet.

At this point all I know is that I have found nothing that cleans as well.

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That small of an amount should do no harm

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2016, 01:48:45 PM »
I've used Clorox wipes and baby wipes on the outside surfaces and locks. Never had any rust form. I've never tried them to clean he bore though.
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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2016, 05:34:38 PM »
I have tried to brown steel with sal ammoniac.  It is a very slow way to brown a barrel even in high concentrations, and I would not have the least concern about using wipes with 0.184% for cleaning a barrel. 

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2016, 07:03:11 PM »
I use the the hand wipes sold at CVS, each one cut into four squares, to get the bulk of the fouling out of my barrels. The wipes are just a non-woven fiber soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Works especially well in smooth bores. Once most of the crude is removed by the hand wipes, I switch to Ballistol and WD40 for the final cleaning.

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Re: disinfectant wipes for cleaning BP
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2016, 08:25:37 PM »
I bought a package of baby wipes a couple days ago but haven't used one yet.  Couldn't find any "Lysol" or "Clorox" wipes at the store I shop at.  I'll keep looking but at another store.
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