Slip 2000 FAQs

Carbon Killer FAQs


Do I need 725 Gun Cleaner or Carbon Killer?
Is Carbon Killer water based?
Is Carbon Killer reusable?
How should I use Carbon Killer?
What can I put Carbon Killer in to soak my parts?
Are Carbon Killer and Choke Tube Cleaner compatible with the plastic used in guns such as Glock and Kel-tec.
What is the difference between Carbon Killer and Choke Tube Cleaner?
Can Carbon Killer be used in ultrasonic cleaners?
What can I store Carbon Killer in?
How long should I soak my parts in Carbon Killer?


Do I need 725 Gun Cleaner or Carbon Killer?
That depends on a few things.
Are you using Slip 2000 lubricants?
Are you cleaning of a regular basis?
How many rounds do you shoot between cleaning?
What type of weapons are you shooting?

If you are using a Slip 2000 lubricant, shooting between 500-1000 rounds and cleaning regularly then the 725 Gun Cleaner should be all you need for most weapons. It is an all-purpose cleaner and can be applied directly or used in ultrasonic cleaners and parts washer.

If you are not using a Slip 2000 Lubricant, have neglected the cleaning of your guns or shoot automatic weapons with a lot of rounds, you may need Carbon Killer. It will remove more extreme carbon, lead and plastic fouling buildup. Carbon Killer is a far more aggressive cleaner and should only be used as directed.

Is Carbon Killer water based?
Yes. All of our cleaners are water based.

Is Carbon Killer reusable?
Yes. Carbon Killer can be used for multiple cleanings. The amount of cleanings depends on how it is stored and how long the product is exposed to the air. Over time its cleaning effectiveness will slowly decline and it will take longer to clean then when the product was new.

How should I use Carbon Killer?
Carbon Killer was designed for soaking heavily carboned internal steel parts (AR bolt, revolver cylinders, firing pins). Pour Carbon Killer into a small glass or steel tray and place carboned parts inside. This allows for easy removal of parts after cleaning. You can also saturate a patch of rag and place on area you need to clean but soaking parts is far more effective.

What can I put Carbon Killer in to soak my parts?
We recommended that you use a stainless steel or glass container. Some PET plastic containers are OK but lesser non-PET plastics are not a good idea. Carbon Killer is designed to break and dissolve plastic away from steel so it can be aggressive on some plastic containers.

Are Carbon Killer and Choke Tube Cleaner compatible with the plastic used in guns such as Glock and Kel-tec.
We do not recommend extended soaking of any plastic or rubber parts in Carbon Killer or Choke Tube Cleaner. Only use these products on metal parts.

What is the difference between Carbon Killer and Choke Tube Cleaner?
Choke Tube Cleaner targets plastic fouling common for shotgun users while Carbon Killer is a little stronger and made to attack nasty carbon and lead fouling made by automatic weapons.

Can Carbon Killer be used in ultrasonic cleaners?
No. Carbon Killer is too aggressive and should never be used in ultrasonic cleaners. We recommend using Ultra-Clean.

What can I store Carbon Killer in?
It is recommended that you use a stainless steel or glass air tight container. Some PET plastic containers are OK but lesser PET and non-PET plastics are a bad idea. Carbon Killer is designed to dissolve plastic fouling in minutes.

How long should I soak my parts in Carbon Killer?
Carbon Killer is very aggressive and parts should not be left in solution for long periods of time as it can fade and even remove bluing. 15 minutes should be all you need. If parts are still dirty, hit them with a nylon brush and soak them for another 10-15 minutes. Cleaning will vary depending on how neglected your parts are and if you have been using a Slip 2000 lubricant. Using a Slip 2000 lubricant will reduce your cleanup time by 50%.

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