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Rail Cleaning 1 month 1 week ago #2997

I have 5/6 10-10 rails from the old trailer cleaned up. One is done for - the coating on the aluminum failed and though you "could" make it work with sandpaper once or twice, it wouldn't last. The others are pretty useful.

Need to start post-firing maintenance so they last. I have seen vinegar, simple green, windex, and also (by Kloudbusters) 50:50 muriatic acid and water. That would be "pool chlorine." I suspect the last is very effective as long as all steel fittings are removed from the rails first.

If post-fires aren't completed, then I have tried the following:
Hoppes #9 Bore Cleaner: (OK, but it isn't a dedicated carbon remover)
Rand Bore and Bolt Cleaner: non-toxic and a dedicated carbon remover. Better on rails but 16.95 a spray can. One can will do app. 8 rails. Shows economic necessity of cleaning rails daily after launches.

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert
The following user(s) said Thank You: Allan Howard, James Deckon

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