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Old June 28th, 2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hey gang,
I just chased some 3/8-24 threads on my trailing arms (aftermarket, American made) but they are only open one side. (Welded into 2x3 arms) Any thoughts on how to clean them out? Don't want to use air as I don't need eye shrapnel. And I think a magnet might not reach down inside. Thanks!
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Old June 28th, 2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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Flush with water, then use air to dry them out.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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goggles. and air. maybe a shield.
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WD40 or Brake Cleen, with the long nozzle.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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Q tips. The shavings get tangled in the cotton. chase it with a Q tip dipped in grease. it will lubricate as well as pick up any small pieces you missed.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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Don't mix those up with the Q tips you are going to use on your ears however.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #7
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Could I use ear wax to get the shavings out?
Appreciate the tips guys!
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Old June 28th, 2014, 07:31 PM   #8
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The threaded holes should be deeper than the bolt engagement.
A small amount of chips won't be a problem.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #9
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wire bore brush.Thread it in and out.Carb cleaner,blow it out.Wear a shield.
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If you have enough ear wax, make sure it's been pasteurized using (since you have fractional threads) the SAE process.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #11
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Gun cleaning kit? cut up some rags into small squares and run them through it! Thats what I did with my mosin nagant to get the cosmoline out of it... cut up some cheapy dollar store mircofibers into 1.5 inch squares and just ran it through the barrel. Since a guns bore is pretty much just a thread it should work I think


Also PS I didn't know how to my gun's cleaning kit that came with it (guns a soviet battle rifle.. just used the rod...) So you could use screwdriver just cut the towel so its snug and just run it through!
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The only reason I asked was that the threads are only open from one side.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #13
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The only reason I asked was that the threads are only open from one side.
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Well the rag gets caught on the rod pushed down and pull through! I think i've done it before on stuff that wasn't a gun...
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Old machinists trick, a good pair of safety goggles/glasses & an air hose, get's em out every time


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