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    Who uses benzine and oil to clean their weapons ?
    If so what rate oil/ benzine

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    I use benzine about once a year when I deep clean that places where the removal of carbon is difficult.

    Works great, but strips the parts dry. Make sure you oil it very well after using benzine.

    Personally I will not use it more often.

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    I am ignorant regarding the "mix" of benzine and oil but benzine is absorbed through your skin and could cause health problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knipmes View Post
    I am ignorant regarding the "mix" of benzine and oil but benzine is absorbed through your skin and could cause health problems.
    That is why I dont you it that often. I use virgin benzine to get all the gunk out, spray it Q20 to get the benzine out, rub it down and then use proper gun oil to finalize the operation

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    Benzene is VERY carcinogenic

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    Default Re: benzine and oil

    Paint thinners or brake cleaning fluid in spray can might be safer bets for cleaning. Engine cleaner (degreaser) is also handy in a can to blow out gunk.

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    Default Re: benzine and oil

    Toluene or xylene are often used as safer alternatives, although also toxic, just less so

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    Default Re: benzine and oil

    Thanks for the advise guys
    Go back to cleaning with balistol
    Some folk mix the two and clean with the combination
    As the benzine dries leaves the oil behind

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    A parafin/kerosine and oil mix should do well too, with less health hazard. Add about 5% oil.

    We used a similar mix (Jet A1 and Kalgard) to clean weapons when I was in the Army way back before the rinderpest. Worked well then.

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    For the most part if well lubed with a modern synthetic you don't get much carbon buildup that won't for the most part wipe off with a paper towl. Even gas pistons don't really build up, and I have seen almost none of the supposed carbon build up on AR15's. Very very seldom a bit of Hoppes or if cheap a bit of thinners could be used. The latter in a very well ventilated area. Yes we all used benzine, petrol, turps, diesel etc years ago but we also got nauseous and or headaches from it. Back then we didn't have the internet to know better.

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