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Thread: Ever Wonder What Would Happen If You Sprayed Brake Cleaner In Your Eyes?

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    Default Ever Wonder What Would Happen If You Sprayed Brake Cleaner In Your Eyes?

    Well, here's a first hand report on that.

    Was working one of my Ruger S/A revolvers. Needed to clean out a gunked up cylinder stop plunger hole. Brake cleaner through the point application "straw" seemed like a good idea. But...high pressure spray into a small, confined space...immediate full blast blowback directly into my eyes. First thoughts were the obvious. Fortunately, non-chlorinated and there was water source just a few steps away. And then, oddly to my mind, no ill effects.

    So, while I don't necessarily recommend this, if you want a mind blowing adventure this one is safer then drugs.
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    Bet it smarted some though huh?

    Glad you don't have to walk around with a white stick.
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    The more important questions. Did it clean out the gunk? Did it leave behind a soupy mess that took more time to clean out; or should a Q-tip should have been used first before the cleaner?
    I use the same brake cleaner for the striker channel in my Kahrs and have also experienced the facial "blow-back". Fortunately no direct hit to the eyes. No soupy mess to clean up as with using too much solvent.

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    Iím glad I need glasses to see what Iím doing when squirting brake cleaner around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    Bet it smarted some though huh?

    Glad you don't have to walk around with a white stick.
    Also oddly, it didn't really hurt that bad. Just "dull" stinging that went right away when I washed my eyes out.
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    Hmmm how does it compare to chlorinated? If your bored and looking for a new thrill....JUST KIDDING
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    Rest in peace Muggsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster09 View Post
    Hmmm how does it compare to chlorinated? If your bored and looking for a new thrill....JUST KIDDING
    Well, degreasing my eyeballs seems to have worked pretty well. I could see really good this morning. I was thinkin' of trying some trich next. Think I still have a bit in an ancient can somewhere.
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    About 30 years ago got an eyeful of methylene chloride. Very painful! Vision was not harmed.

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    Brings back to mind the words "Oh say can you see..." Hope your fourth was otherwise great!
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