View Full Version : How to get melted rubber off barrel?

March 23, 2002, 23:15
Well my barrel got REALLY HOT and my brain-dead friend was not paying attention and set it down on somone's rubber shooting rest :eek: and melted a thick black coat to the bottom of my barrel! :eek:
How can i get this stuff off without taking off the park or scratching it? :rolleyes:
Thanks guys,

March 23, 2002, 23:19
Heat got it messed up, heat should get it off. Try melting it off with fire. Once Parked correctly adding a small match's worth of heat should not affect the Parking, also no scratches.

March 23, 2002, 23:26
try melting with judicious amounts of propane torch, it should burn off. check your e-mail if you haven't already.

March 23, 2002, 23:34
HD99 If your name is Tim or Carl, i got your email.

March 24, 2002, 03:14
In case you're reluctant to use heat I've found that gasoline will lift most rubber from a different surface.

March 24, 2002, 11:33
If you haven't already charred it with a torch :o try some acetone. It that doesn't do it a good paint stripper should take it off.

Just remember that acetone is very flamable and use good gloves with the paint stripper.

March 24, 2002, 12:03
Thanks guys, I'll try to get it off next time i open the safe.

March 24, 2002, 23:30
MEK would probably take it off without using heat, might take a little elbow grease.

March 25, 2002, 10:12
Hey try the best of both worlds...with Acetone dripping off the bbl. add 1 match! Just be sure that your garage is insured and you are wearing you Nomex bunny suit.

March 25, 2002, 15:05
Just remember if you take the rubber off your barrel you will have no protection from shooting transmitted diseases.

March 25, 2002, 15:54
Cold. Get it real cold, then pull the rubber off or it will chip(flake) off. We do it with hot asphalt. After it gets cool it pulls or chip off most stuff it was stuck on

March 26, 2002, 08:32
Good advice guys. I may need it when I melt my bedlined handguards this weekend. Hopefully not!
Probably So!

March 26, 2002, 22:21
at least you were safe when you were with the barrel.......are we talking about the same thing here??

seriously like mike said MEK will do it. JP-8 will too, but may be hard to get for you. Jet-A is the same stuff ;)

March 27, 2002, 10:41
Wait until its flacid and slide it off. But make sure to keep the end closed.

** Sorry for the D-Joke but couldn't resist **
** Please re-read this thread with This mind-set**

Propane Torch, Gasoline, Are you F'n Nuts?!

March 27, 2002, 11:11
Isn't lighter fluid and naptha the same stuff? Smells the same to me.