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Old 06-28-2020, 01:05 PM
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How do you clean a titanium alloy cylinder not the chamber but the exterior. The Owners Manual says not to use any abrasive cleaner like ScotchBrite or Lead Away so what do you use?
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I don't clean the front face of the cylinder. The rest, I use Hoppes Elite - sparingly.

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Do titanium cylinders require special care?

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Mpro7 and a plastic brush.

You will not get the burn marks off. Let me rephrase that. You shouldn't get the burn marks off.

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Mpro7 and a plastic brush.

You will not get the burn marks off. Let me rephrase that. You shouldn't get the burn marks off.

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Thanks Lou. I'm going to try Hoppe's Elite. At this point I've fired 200 rounds and have been able to limit the burn marks. I've heard that Hoppe's Elite and a soft toothbrush can help.
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Thanks Lou. I'm going to try Hoppe's Elite. At this point I've fired 200 rounds and have been able to limit the burn marks. I've heard that Hoppe's Elite and a soft toothbrush can help.
That's the combo that I use.

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Is there anything wrong with leaving the burn marks in place?
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Is there anything wrong with leaving the burn marks in place?
Not from a functional stand point but they are ugly.
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Just ordered Hoppe's Elite from Amazon. Should have it by Friday, July 3rd.
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Soft cloth, lightly oiled with whatever is handy.
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Is there anything wrong with leaving the burn marks in place?
Burn rings are the skid marks of the shooting world! And like skid marks, they bother some people more than others.

M Pro 7 gun cleaner, nylon brush and elbow grease work on my 360. Has anyone out there tried an ultra sonic cleaner on titanium? If so, what are you using for a solution?
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Here's a related question.
Is there anything you can coat the front surface of the cylinder with to reduce the burn/scorch/soot marks?
I'm thinking like some kind of wax or oil that would prevent the BC gap flash deposits from sticking. Maybe teflon or silicone spray?
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Here's a related question.
Is there anything you can coat the front surface of the cylinder with to reduce the burn/scorch/soot marks?
I'm thinking like some kind of wax or oil that would prevent the BC gap flash deposits from sticking. Maybe teflon or silicone spray?

Good question.. it would have to be tough however to withstand that kinda heat and direct flame. There must be something aviation related I would think.
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No damage to cylinder if you just leave the marks alone. People damage them trying to get them clean. I have a 329 pd purchased around 2004 that still has the original marks on it and always will. It works great��
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I asked Smith and Wesson Customer Service and they said use either M Pro 7 or Hoppe's Elite. I also asked if I could use a soft toothbrush with either one of these product and they said yes.
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I think Bore Tech C4 Carbon Remover is more effective than M Pro 7
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I think Bore Tech C4 Carbon Remover is more effective than M Pro 7
Thanks for the heads up.
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Today I waxed my cylinder with Renaissance micro-crystalline polish to see if it makes any difference the next time I shoot my 327. I figured it can hurt. Will let you know after my next visit to the range if it helped or not.
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Nylon brushes,m-pro7 or hoppes elite...I leave the marks alone on all of mine.
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Nylon brushes,m-pro7 or hoppes elite...I leave the marks alone on all of mine.
As anal as I am I would have a difficult time leaving the marks alone so I will definitely use the Hoppe's Elite and a nylon brush.
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Is there anything wrong with leaving the burn marks in place?
Jerry Miculek doesn't seem to think so....

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I think Bore Tech C4 Carbon Remover is more effective than M Pro 7
It is and I can testify this however Iím not sure if Boretech is compatible with the titanium cylinder
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My Hoppe's Elite arrived yesterday. I'll give it a try after my next visit to the range and let you know how well it works.
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"Not from a functional stand point but they are ugly".

What is ugly about them?
To me, they just indicate that the gun may not be a safe queen.
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