Sunday, August 5, 2012

Users of Powder Blast Beware

I've been a fan of Break-Free Powder Blast as a quick and easy way of cleaning firearms, and have been using it for a long time with no issues. After having neglected to clean my pistols the last few outings, I decided to give them a more-generous-than-usual application of my cleaner of choice. It seems some plastics and rubbers can be melted by the stuff. Fortunately, only minor cosmetic damage was done to my beloved CZ 75 (actually a CZ 85B). So if you're a user of Powder Blast (or similar solvents), you may want to make sure it's safe (or just always take those parts off) first. Also be careful about using it on magazines, I read someone on THR had melted it so bad it seized up.