Tipton Carbon Fiber Rods - What They Are and How They Work
Tipton carbon fiber cleaning rods have garnered a large fan following for their powerful cleaning capabilities while also protecting a gun from damage. It has an ergonomic handle, one high quality pair of ball bearings, and a durable carbon fiber rod with polycarbonate ball bearing core. The handle rotates on both balls bearings, which roll easily, enabling multiple cleaning brushes to be connected and aligned to the rod, as well as allowing patches and other tools to be adhered to the rod. The rod itself is fully stainless steel, making it able to withstand rusting.
When cleaning a Tipton Carbon Fiber Rod, it's important to remember that it can only perform its duties when the firearm is in the chamber. To be able to clean the gun, remove the cartridge and apply lubrication to the ports with a gun lubricant. Next, place the gun in an open position, with the buttstock down. With a dry cloth, apply a lubricant to the ports, then utilize a Tipton Gun Cleaning Tool to clean deep inside the barrel.
It's necessary to remove any brass or steel crimps before beginning any deep cleaning process, which may include replacing a corroded boresighter or changing out bent parts on the barrel. After removing the crimp from the rod, insert it into the gun's bore guide through the top port. Stop about one-half inch away from the muzzle and place a small amount of lubricant onto the end of the jag. The jag will guide the jagged path of the cleaning tool, which will keep the jag from penetrating the steel or brass threads on the rod.
To clean the inside of the barrel, use the Tipton Gun Cleaning Tool to remove as much metal as possible with small strokes. Use a small amount of cleaning solvent or penetrating oil to avoid damage to the internal parts of the gun. If you must damage internal parts, you must clean around the muzzle. Once the damage is extensive, you should remove the spent casing and apply penetrating oil or solvent to the area.
For larger areas, like the breech, you'll need a smaller stainless steel rod. First, you'll need to place the stainless steel rod with the jag pointed down into the gun's bore. Then place a small amount of cleaning solvent or penetrating oil on the end of the jag. You'll want to penetrate the steel at least a quarter of an inch into the bore. This will help to prevent corrosion, which can cause the rod to rust over time. Once you've made sure the area is thoroughly cleansed, re-insert the rod.
In order to prevent damage to the gun's internals, always follow the manufacturer's instructions. If you do damage them, you'll need to replace the entire unit. You don't want to take chances when it comes to your gun's safety, so be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations every time you change anything. While using a gun that has a stainless steel rod that doesn't have a bore guide can be a little tricky, it is still doable. There are plenty of guides available online for purchase, or you can get one of your own.
Using tipton gun cleaning rods is a great way to make sure your gun's barrel stays clean. However, you should also be cleaning the inside of the barrel, as well. While you can put the barrel into an autoclave and blast away all the gun cleaning rods, this isn't always a good idea. A little bit of elbow grease can do the trick, but be sure not to force the barrel to clean in an aggressive manner.
The most important part of any gun cleaning regimen is how you clean the internals of the gun. Be sure to always follow the manufacturers recommendations, which usually include some sort of mild solvent. Milder solvents don't damage the gun as much as strong ones, but they aren't as helpful. The best kind of solvent to use is something that isn't too abrasive. Using a gun cleaning rod that is as wide as the barrel of the gun will help ensure you don't miss any of the internal parts. These kinds of rods are usually very affordable, and they are perfect for anybody who enjoys shooting their pistol.