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Old 11-30-2020, 07:32 PM
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i have a sealed suppressor that i need to clean. aluminum outer. any help is welcome. love it on my 1022. i shoot cci standard velocity ammo and it works great.
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:43 PM
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A sealed suppressor intended for .22LR is just a bad design in my opinion... they really should be able to be taken apart since .22s leave so much lead and crud on the baffles and inside the tube.

If you really want to/need to clean your sealed suppressor, call the manufacturer and see what they recommend.
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:54 PM
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A sealed suppressor intended for .22LR is just a bad design in my opinion... they really should be able to be taken apart since .22s leave so much lead and crud on the baffles and inside the tube.

If you really want to/need to clean your sealed suppressor, call the manufacturer and see what they recommend.

Well if you have a sealed suppressor like an AWC you are kinda stuck with what you have. Sealed suppressors are common and while they require more maintenance, they are perfectly functional.


My shop has a sealed suppressor that they shoot behind a Norrel full auto 10/22 it gets very dirty. Sealed stuff is just fine.



They take a rubber ear plug and plug the muzzle end.


Then they spray MAF cleaner or any automotive carbon remover in the chamber and stand the rifle muzzle down for an hour.


Then they fill the barrel with mineral spirits (not low odor) and let it sit for another hour.


Then let the mixture drain out.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:32 PM
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be sure you wear gloves and dispose of the waste properly, when you dissolve lead you can absorb it though your skin (lead acetate?) I like my Bowers group suppressors because I can send them to them to be cleaned or take them apart and clean them myself if I wanted to fool with it.

I have not tried it but I heard this stuff is good. I'm not sure it's safe on aluminum either, so look into it further before using.

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Well if you have a sealed suppressor like an AWC you are kinda stuck with what you have. Sealed suppressors are common and while they require more maintenance, they are perfectly functional.


My shop has a sealed suppressor that they shoot behind a Norrel full auto 10/22 it gets very dirty. Sealed stuff is just fine.



They take a rubber ear plug and plug the muzzle end.


Then they spray MAF cleaner or any automotive carbon remover in the chamber and stand the rifle muzzle down for an hour.


Then they fill the barrel with mineral spirits (not low odor) and let it sit for another hour.


Then let the mixture drain out.
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:54 AM
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My pleasure! I learned about the MAF/Automotive carbon stuff from a huge Class III shop. They swear by the stuff. Most people dunk 'em but these are cerakoted and they worry about finish loss so no bad waste, easy to do and no reaction with harsh chemicals
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Thanks. I have a sealed .223 can that has gained weight since new. It will get this treatment soon.
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