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#3042687 - 02/07/17 01:49 PM Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator
ackleyman Online
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Registered: 01/08/03
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Loc: Hickville
Being an old school benchrest shooter, I have been cleaning guns with good bronze bristle brushes for all my life. Ran into trouble some time back when a couple of custom guns got cleaned with patches only. Powder fouling caked up and got so hard it would not show black on patches, then the gun quit shooting...223 AI.

About 14 years ago, I bought two cans of wipe out, and never used the stuff. Then recently I bought a bottle of accelerator, and an applicator tube that fits on the top of the wipe out can to keep the mess out of the action.

As a test, I took a Rem 700 in 270, and worked up a load which turned out to be 58g of Win 760 with a 110g Hornady HP, groups are fantastic, and I shot the barrel 80 rounds without cleaning it.

I pushed 5 patches soaked with Wipe out Accelerator through the bore, let that set for a couple of hours, then sprayed the wipe out through the barrel till it dripped out the muzzle. I had the rifle in a rifle cradle with the muzzle pointed in the down position, slightly.

I let the barrel soak over night, then dry patched it out with 4 dry patches, then bore scoped the barrel with a Lyman bore scope.

TO MY GREAT AMAZEMENT, the barrel was 98% clean of powder solvent and 100% free of copper! The 110g bullet had a speed of 3375, and prior to cleaning, I could see copper in the muzzle with a flash light. I am sure that If I had soaked a second time, all the powder fouling would be gone.

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#3042701 - 02/07/17 02:22 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
DAA Offline
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Registered: 04/23/01
Posts: 5124
Loc: Salt Lake City
That's all I've used since it first came out. Have never tried the accelerator though. Haven't ever needed it.

- DAA

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#3042712 - 02/07/17 02:50 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 5896
Loc: Southwest Idaho
Thanks for your report, Keith.

You know, the 12oz can of Gunslick foaming bore cleaner is about the same price as the Wipe-Out 5oz can is. I have tried them both and cannot tell the difference in how well they clean so I always get the Gunslick.

Anybody ever noticed a much difference between them? They both work well I can tell you that.
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#3042744 - 02/07/17 04:07 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
Jay Cummings Offline
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Registered: 01/30/11
Posts: 615
Loc: Winfield, Kansas
Yep. I have used wipe out myself and found it to clean very well!

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#3042754 - 02/07/17 04:32 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 01/31/14
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you are a little late, but welcome to the party ackleyman. lol
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#3042768 - 02/07/17 05:06 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
ackleyman Online
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8355
Loc: Hickville
Yeppers, I was a doubting Thomas on the Wipe out. I have an old 22/250 soaking now. The only issue that I see are situations were you have shot a lot in the mornings and have to clean on the spot, like a p. dog town or ground squirrel field where you have shot 300 rounds in a morning.

The 4 patches of accelerator takes out all the loose carbon fouling, and I think that a bottle of it may last a couple of years.

How many of you guys soak the barrel two days in a row?

What is the least amount of time you think that it is necessary on a soak to get the job done?

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#3042769 - 02/07/17 05:11 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 04/23/01
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Loc: Salt Lake City
Least amount, couldn't possibly say. For what, I'd ask. If I'm in a hurry, I just leave for as long as I can, however long that is, and don't worry about it. Deep cleaning can come later.

But I routinely soak them for days. Just because I'm busy, or lazy, or forget. Have let them soak from one weekend to the next many times. Not because they needed to, but because it was convenient for me.

On problem barrels, I've soaked for a couple days, pushed out the blue goo with a couple patches, foamed again and let it sit for a couple more days, and just kept repeating until the foam coming out looked normal. THEN, hit the throat with JB. Sounds like a lot, but it's very little effort to get someone elses neglected/problem barrel deep cleaned.

- DAA

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#3042780 - 02/07/17 05:48 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 2911
Loc: Las Vegas Nevada
The folks here on PM turned me on to it about 6 months ago. I am a convert, the soaking time does not bother me at all.
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#3042787 - 02/07/17 06:08 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4544
Loc: Nebraska
I just tried it a week or two ago myself on my fouling 204 barrel. It does work, it took a couple soaks and I think it helps a great deal to run some soaked patches through first to get out the loose/easy stuff.

On a related note, a couple years ago I tried the dyna-tech bore coat stuff. It didn't work at all. And just last week I was thinking of trying it again, and while researching the directions came upon some info that about two years ago they had a bad batch. So I emailed the company about it and in about 20 minutes had a reply that stated they did have some bad product and he would send me out some new to replace it. It will arrive tomorrow according to tracking.

So my 204 is squeaky clean and it will get a test. I will report if it helps. If you're unfamiliar it is some kind of ceramic coating that helps seal up the rough spots. Many have reported great results so I'm hopeful.
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#3042804 - 02/07/17 06:47 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
243kimber Offline
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Registered: 08/14/09
Posts: 747
Loc: madison county illinois
I talked to the inventor, and he advised to put both accelerator and patch out on a nylon brush and push it through the bore, making a type of suds. It seems speeds up the cleaning reaction. Tha'ts all I have been using since it appeared one the market. I use the liquid form and not the foam.
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#3042810 - 02/07/17 06:57 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: DAA]
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 2173
Loc: tx
Originally Posted By: DAA
Least amount, couldn't possibly say. For what, I'd ask. If I'm in a hurry, I just leave for as long as I can, however long that is, and don't worry about it. Deep cleaning can come later.

But I routinely soak them for days. Just because I'm busy, or lazy, or forget. Have let them soak from one weekend to the next many times. Not because they needed to, but because it was convenient for me.

On problem barrels, I've soaked for a couple days, pushed out the blue goo with a couple patches, foamed again and let it sit for a couple more days, and just kept repeating until the foam coming out looked normal. THEN, hit the throat with JB. Sounds like a lot, but it's very little effort to get someone elses neglected/problem barrel deep cleaned.

- DAA


How do you know if the throats needed jb, or if the repeated wipe out soaks did the job?
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#3042825 - 02/07/17 07:31 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 690
Loc: Pennsylvania
Keith, do you now prefer the Wipe Out over Montana Xtreme products?
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#3042854 - 02/07/17 08:18 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
Ivet Offline
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Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 193
Loc: here
I'm another one that has been using Wipe Out products for a long time.
The accelerator and standard wipe out does wonders as you found out. I use the foam on heavy fouled barrels and they come out just about like new. I do run jb bore paste with it dipped in wipeout on the heavy fouled & coppered up barrels using a bronze brush, foam it and let it sit over night or loinger when I get back to it.
Ill do that on my p-dog rigs after 800+ rounds or so.

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#3042868 - 02/07/17 08:44 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: ackleyman]
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 13093
Loc: okla
Good review Keith and the rest of the group too!!

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#3042870 - 02/07/17 08:47 PM Re: Product review: Wipe out and Wipe out Accelerator [Re: steve garrett]
DAA Offline
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Registered: 04/23/01
Posts: 5124
Loc: Salt Lake City
Originally Posted By: steve garrett

How do you know if the throats needed jb, or if the repeated wipe out soaks did the job?


Tight patch/feel. Carbon/carbon ring is easy to feel. Bore scope works pretty good too, if you have access to one. But after you have used a bore scope quite a bit, you learn to trust the feel of a tight patch pretty well.

- DAA

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