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Old 12-21-2010, 04:44 PM
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Cleaning Bore Snake


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Has anyone here tried to clean a Bore Snake? If so what works best? Any ideas?
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:45 PM
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I have not tried to clean one yet but according to the directions its says to wash them in soap and water. I would think soaking it in some Tide and then working in by hand a little would do just fine. I've use a consentration of granular Tide desolved in water to clean car engines, it should clean the snakes.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:10 PM
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Thanks BKeith. I thought I had read they could be washed but couldn't find it when I looked for it. I think I'll try it. I have a few that are on the raunchy side.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:54 AM
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Presoak in a strong mixture of laundry or dishwashing liquid and water.
Then wrap'em up in an old sock or some such thing and toss'em in the washing machine. Presoaking prevents some of the funk from gettin in wifey poo's washer.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:02 AM
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Thats what I do,,,tie it up in a sock and toss it in the wash. Hang it out to dry,,,no dryer
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:05 AM
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Good input guys, thanks.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:58 AM
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Cleaned several last night and they turned out looking new...well a little sock lint but...
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:35 PM
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I have a bore snake for 6 different calibers .17 to 8mm. I clean them in the sink with laundry detergent, let them soak for an hour and agitate my hand. I make sure that they are rinced thoroughly and air dried. They come out fine.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:56 PM
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I only have one boresnake. It's on "probation" so as to see if I like what it does?

So far, has been hand-wash only ( just like I do all my delicate washing). Air dry.

I allow mine to soak alot and over-night seems fine! Gets rid of them pesky brown spots mostly.

Hard to say when to throw one away. Not much fun to remove one from a barrel when the string breaks!

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