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Old 4 October 2019, 20:32
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Brake Fluid--Thumb Up; Wish.Com--Yikes!

Well, I'm giving a guarded thumbs-up, for DOT5
brake fluid, for making .2LR residue easier to remove
from aluminum baffles.

After 150 rounds, the last five K baffles wiped clean
with a rag. Residue was sort of a wet, gritty, lumpy
paste.

The first two baffles were dry. I used a generic green
scratch pad, and residue gave way with little pressure.

Anodizing on tube/end caps, and mill-finish baffles,
seemed unaffected by the brake fluid.

On the subject of "solvent traps", somebody's taken it
to a new and different height. A friend asked if I'd seen
solvent traps on Wish.com, and I told him no, and went
into the potential world-of-hurt they could bring.

After we talked a while, I realized he was talking about
monocore guts, and K-baffles...wtf?

Without further ado, the newest evolution of "solvent
traps" (with no endorsement of legality or recommendation
to purchase or possess--where's the Fuking Lawyer?@?):

https://www.wish.com/search/suppress...c1103158394c73

https://www.wish.com/search/suppress...476f5204068c14

There's at least one other monocore style, but you get the idea. The K
baffles aren't drilled thru, but the monocore's don't show any diy detail,
at least to my eye.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:47
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DOT 5 is Silicone based, and doesn't jack up paint - yup, nice hack. I wonder if coating everything in Silicone grease would have the same effect (and maybe work as a "wet" medium, to boot?)

I wouldn't worry about posting Solvent Traps - perfectly legal if you Form 1 it. It's not like "they" are going to ban the plumbing section of Home Depot too... Suppressor prices are over-inflated BS anyway, IMO.
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Old 5 October 2019, 05:52
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Dot 5 is hard to find, and was for older cars with some weird braking calipers, etc etc , but DOt 5.1 is not silicone based and is around.. Not common, but around.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:40
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Dot 5 is hard to find, and was for older cars with some weird braking calipers, etc etc , but DOt 5.1 is not silicone based and is around.. Not common, but around.
DOT 5 is the silicone version, and the one that is recommended for keeping .22 fouling 'wipeable'. Walmart carries it, but it's
cheaper at Advance Auto.
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Old 5 October 2019, 08:43
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DOT 5 is Silicone based, and doesn't jack up paint - yup, nice hack. I wonder if coating everything in Silicone grease would have the same effect (and maybe work as a "wet" medium, to boot?)
I've wondered about that, too. Got some heavy-bodied
silicone grease, might as well try it when I reassemble.
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Old 5 October 2019, 09:10
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Dot 5 is hard to find, and was for older cars with some weird braking calipers, etc etc , but DOt 5.1 is not silicone based and is around.. Not common, but around.
DOT 3 & 4, the originals, damaged paint and were hygroscopic, drawing in moisture and corroding brake systems. Not a problem if you did the bare minimum maintenance - but Joe and Jane average... DOT 5 was developed to not absorb water, being silicone based, but it has a slightly spongy feel at the lever/pedal when hot. 5.1 is just a more advanced version of 3 & 4, and can be added to it - a DOT 5 system, technically, should never have had 3/4/5.1 in it - although some flush with alcohol and replace any part that touched glycol and have no problems. My 2016 GMC specifies DOT3/4, so it just depends on what the mfg decides they're going to use in their system.

Anyway... back to suppressors
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