How To Use A bore cleaner
If you're looking for an effective bore cleaner that's safe for your family and works well. Look no further than the tried and true BORE CLEANER Gun. You've probably seen them on TV or at the gun show at the local range. They're the simplest and safest way to clean your bore because it uses a carbon fiber material sleeve that traps the dust in the barrel and out of the gun. The result is a clean, dry firing gun that's as close to shooting condition as you can get.
If you're just starting out with your gun maintenance routine. You want to start by replacing the existing lubrication. If your gun isn't lubricated it simply will not work right. As soon as you start to see wear and tear in the moving parts of your gun it's time to add some new lube. bore cleaner won't get into the moving parts of the gun but it does help with getting all the grime off the moving parts and lubricating the moving parts so they function more smoothly.
Two other types of bore cleaner are made from carbon or ceramic. The difference is that carbon based cleaners are more likely to change the color of your gun bore. Also, they can be dangerous, even toxic, when used on brassicas (plated guns). However, the benefits far outweigh the risk. Carbon and ceramic type cleaners come in several different forms including sprays, cartridges, and wipes.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when using these types of cleaners. First, they work best when you're just changing the lubrication and don't actually need to clean the moving parts of the gun. Using a damp cloth and some mild detergent you can clean your barrel, sliding parts, etc. This doesn't mean that you should go out and purchase a new gun or anything like that... really just a good old fashion chance to clean your gun and take care of a few nicks and scrapes on your parts. It's fun!
There are also products that are made specifically for cleaning bore screens and cases. These are called gun oils. Like oil, they lubricate moving parts and help prevent corrosion. Unlike oil, they tend to have a longer shelf life than gun oils. I would suggest using gun oils to save yourself the trouble and expense of buying a whole new gun as they can be found at your local shooting range or local sporting goods store.
Another type of bore cleaner is the powdered kind. This type of cleaner comes in either spray or bottle form. In either case, you need to make sure that it's powdery and that you've properly mixed the ingredients. Powdered cleaners tend to dissolve the metal parts as well as the brass so it's usually not recommended. Because of this, the powdered cleaner needs to be mixed with a little water or oil to make sure that the powdered ingredients have enough water or oil to adequately lubricate the parts.
Blued Steel Airsoft Blower is another example of a bore cleaner that comes in both bottle form as well as spray form. Like the earlier examples of the type of cleaner mentioned above, this type of cleaner works great on blued steel firearms and works great at getting rid of rust stains. The only drawback of using this product is that the lubricating oil that it contains might damage your blued steel firearms if left on the metal too long. Again, I would recommend having your oil changed out regularly, especially if you use the gun on a regular basis.
Hopefully this quick guide will be to arm yourself with the knowledge needed to make your next shot more fun, as well as less of a challenge to your metal parts if you happen to nick them. Using a simple gun cleaner such as hoppe's airsoft rifle grease, will allow you to keep your metal parts running smoothly and minimize any potential corrosion that could occur over time. Also, remember to keep the aforementioned advice in mind, and maintain your firearm accordingly.