The Pros and Cons of the Tipton Cleaning Rod
Tipton Carbon steel cleaning rod has gained a large following as they clean a gun s barrel extremely effectively without scratching or damaging it. It comes with an ergonomic handle, one high quality pair of cast carbon steel balls, and a heavy-duty carbon steel shaft. It has a self-cleaning, locking hole for convenient storage. There are seven different heads to choose from when cleaning your gun. This cleaning rod is great for all types of models.
Tipton's cleaning rods have been known to prevent excessive wear on guns as well as minimize damage to the bore. The design of this rod allows for an aggressive cleaning action that is very similar to the pressure washer method of cleaning a barrel. Pressure washers, on the other hand, have a scrubbing action instead of a rotating action. They can damage or destroy your bore while using them as they can be overcharged due to overcharging. This cleaning rod allows for constant cleaning of your barrel.
Hoppe's cleaning rods are very effective at cleaning rifles and pistols as well as shotguns. These cleaners are not very powerful, but will work on any type of weapon. Hoppe recommends a complete disassembly and reassembling of the firearm before use on a regular basis. The strength and rigidity of the carbon steel shaft adds to the effectiveness of the tool.
To remove the rust, gun cleaner will need to be added. Nylon brushes are used to scrub off the rust and grime from the exterior surface of the gun. The nylon brush is made out of a powder that does not leave any lint or residue. Using the brush the cleaner will work its way down the barrel and into the locking cylinder of the gun.
The MTM or Metal Toilet is a great solution to remove the rust and grime from your old R/C guns. The solvent is applied using the supplied syringe gun or attached to the end of the supplied nozzle. The gun should be thoroughly wet when spraying it. The solvent should then be allowed to sit for a few minutes. It is best to allow each layer to dry thoroughly before spraying the next one.
Once the solvent has allowed the gun to dry, a gun brush should be placed over the cleaned area. The brush will then go over the entire surface of the gun cleaning the interior as well as the outside of the bore. After all of the brushes have been applied they should be allowed to sit overnight to allow the rust and debris to sink into the material. The next morning the brushes should be brushed to remove any excess solvent or oil.
After the Tipton Cleaning Rod has been applied the cleaning rods should be allowed to sit on the bore for a couple hours. During this time the oils in the oils will build up and will start to work their way out of the small pore that are present in the bore. When this begins to happen the gun will become clogged and will need to be completely replaced. The Tipton Cleaning Rod will be reassembled and the old fitting and brush should be pushed back into its spot.
As with any type of gun the Tipton steel cleaning rod is an excellent way to extend the life of your gun. It can also make your shooting sessions enjoyable because the less fouling you experience, the faster the actions. If you use a MTM and an alcohol based solvent, the pros and cons of each can be compared. It will come down to what works best for your shooting and cleaning sessions. Each method has its pros and cons, but in the long run the Tipton will perform better and your budget will not be affected in the least.