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Old July 21st, 2020, 10:11 PM #1
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Easier lead removal cheap!

I have Taurus Tracker revolvers with internal compensators. If you shoot lead bullets in these things, eventually they grow lead and carbon. In the past I have used the 50/50 vinegar/hydrogen peroxide and Q tips and scrapping to get it clean.

Recently I read some posts about people keeping their screw on compensators clean. One method was to spray them with some stuff which would keep the lead from forming. I thought this sounded great but I wanted to use something cheaper and easier to purchase.

Enter Deep Creep. Anyone who has owned an boat probably knows about Seafoam and Deep Creep. We used them to clean built up carbon from our pistons and cylinders. I figured I would try it on one of my Taurus revolver. This revolver compensator had a medium amount of lead in it when I decided to spray it and shoot some bullets. I couldn't believe it but, shooting the wet compensator took the lead and carbon residue off the compensator. When I saw how well this worked, I decided to try cleaning the carbon buildup from the cylinders as I had been shooting 44 Special loads in my .44 mag revolver. I shot 12 bullets using Berry Bullets and the cylinders were clean.

Just thought I would pass this tip on in case a MDS member had the same problem.
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Old July 21st, 2020, 11:28 PM #2
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I have Taurus Tracker revolvers with internal compensators. If you shoot lead bullets in these things, eventually they grow lead and carbon. In the past I have used the 50/50 vinegar/hydrogen peroxide and Q tips and scrapping to get it clean.

Recently I read some posts about people keeping their screw on compensators clean. One method was to spray them with some stuff which would keep the lead from forming. I thought this sounded great but I wanted to use something cheaper and easier to purchase.

Enter Deep Creep. Anyone who has owned an boat probably knows about Seafoam and Deep Creep. We used them to clean built up carbon from our pistons and cylinders. I figured I would try it on one of my Taurus revolver. This revolver compensator had a medium amount of lead in it when I decided to spray it and shoot some bullets. I couldn't believe it but, shooting the wet compensator took the lead and carbon residue off the compensator. When I saw how well this worked, I decided to try cleaning the carbon buildup from the cylinders as I had been shooting 44 Special loads in my .44 mag revolver. I shot 12 bullets using Berry Bullets and the cylinders were clean.

Just thought I would pass this tip on in case a MDS member had the same problem.
Be careful with that. Unlike metallic lead, lead acetate is a lot more toxic as it's much more readily absorbed into the body. Lead acetate requires separate disposal, don't flush into the sewer system, water or soil.
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Be careful with that. Unlike metallic lead, lead acetate is a lot more toxic as it's much more readily absorbed into the body. Lead acetate requires separate disposal, don't flush into the sewer system, water or soil.
I'm aware of the dangers and take the proper precautions including sending it out with my chrome stripping hazmat. That said, I may not have to use it anymore as it appears that the Deep Creep method really works well.
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I'm aware of the dangers and take the proper precautions including sending it out with my chrome stripping hazmat. That said, I may not have to use it anymore as it appears that the Deep Creep method really works well.

Iíll bite. What is the deep creep method?

NM, I saw your previous post.


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