Things You Should Consider Before Purchasing Your Solvent Trap End Caps
Solvent trap end caps come in multiple designs, materials, shapes, and sizes to fit the variety of solvent traps available today. Typically, each solvent trap has a sealed end cap at the barrel’s opposite side alongside a threaded end cap or thread protector found on the bore of the solvent trap.
The end caps are crucial in preventing solvent leakages, debris, or other materials dripping from your firearm barrel when cleaning.
Solvent trap end caps are screwed at the end of the solvent trap tube when cleaning your firearm as they capture debris, solvent, and other residues, making firearm cleaning effective.
The end caps also shield you against potentially harmful chemicals that might yield from the bore cleaning procedure. Generally, they enable you to secure your regular firearm cleaning routines.
In addition, you can use your end caps for dry storage. All you need to do is buy extra end caps to enable you to seal the two ends of a solvent trap tube. Sealing both ends helps prevent dirt, dust, water, and other particles from getting into the solvent trap tube.
However, you must use a high-grade solvent trap end cap and eco-friendly solvent cleaning products every time you clean your firearm or use the end cap as dry storage. At armoryden.com, you can find a variety of quality solvent trap end caps that guarantee seamless firearm cleaning routines while preserving the environment.
With the numerous solvent trap end caps available, you must ensure you choose the correct end cap in regard to material, thread pitch, and diameter. Here are a few things to help you purchase the right one.
- Firearm Type – Checking out the firearm strength, power, and bullet type goes a long way in helping you determine the ideal solvent trap end cap.
- Solvent Trap Tube Compatibility – Your end caps should be compatible with the solvent trap tube. They must fit the tube seamlessly while enabling the solvent trap tube to attach to the firearm perfectly. Also, ensure that the thread pitch is in line with the outer and inner diameter of the end cap.
- End Cap Material – Manufacturers use different materials on their solvent trap end caps, some being of high-grade quality than others. If you are not keen enough, you may buy solvent trap end caps engineered from low-quality alloy materials with poor threading. Such end caps break down over time, or their threads may become rough and fail to seal completely, making you incur additional expenses of purchasing another end cap within a short duration. Some of the best solvent trap end caps consist of aircraft aluminum, grade-5 titanium, and stainless steel materials. Always select the right material strength to align with the specific power of your firearm.
- Thread Protectors or Threaded End Caps – You should consider the thread protectors during your selection process as they dictate the firearm type and caliber firearm that can undergo cleaning. Besides, the thread pitch or pattern should match the solvent trap barrel to which it’s being attached. Armory Den’s common threads are 1/2 x 28 inches and 5/8 x 24 inches.
Here are some of the end cap options you can find at Armory Den:
Grade 5 Titanium End Caps
Grade 5 Titanium End Caps are suitable for the 7″ GR5 Titanium 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kits and 7″ Aluminum 1.45″ Solvent Trap Kit and those best for Grade 5 Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit.
The end cap for 7″ GR5 Titanium 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kits has an m34 x 1.25 metric thread pitch and a Titanium 1.45″ sealed end cap. Unlike other solvent traps with standardized thread pitches, these end caps are built with a euro metric thread pitch, which makes them stand out.
On the other hand, the Grade 5 Titanium End Caps for Grade 5 Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits have a 1.375-24 TPI Thread Pitch. Their hexagonal exterior lets you loosen or tighten the end cap fast with a wrench. You can also use these end caps on other 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Models.
7075 Aircraft Aluminum End Caps
You can find the aircraft Aluminum end caps for 10″ Aluminum 1.75″ OD Solvent Trap tube kit, the 7″ Aluminum 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kits, the AD4C Aircraft Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap, 6″ or 7″ Aluminum 1.05″ Od Solvent Trap kits, among others. What’s unique about most aircraft aluminum end caps is their m34 x 1.25 metric thread pitch.
Stainless Steel End Caps
These end caps are compatible with 304 Stainless Steel Adaptive Solvent Traps and other 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits. These stainless steel end caps have a hexagonal exterior with a 1.375-24 TPI thread pitch. The feature enables the end caps to tighten or loosen from the solvent trap tube with a wrench.
GR5 Titanium Series II End Caps
The GR5 Titanium Series II End Caps perfectly fit the GR5 Titanium Series II Adaptive Solvent Traps. They have a 1.375-24 TPI thread pitch and match the solvent trap tubes of other 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits.
Aluminum Octagonal End Caps
These end caps feature an eight-eyed octagonal exterior and are compatible with the AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit (AST). Besides, the octagonal end caps have a 1.375-24 TPI thread pitch and can perfectly fit other 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits. Their octagonal exterior lets you loosen and tighten the end caps with ease.
Billet Series II End Caps
The hexagonal end caps are suitable for 7075 Billet Series II Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits and the 7075 Billet Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits. They have a 1.375-24 TPI thread pitch and a hexagonal exterior that lets them tighten or loosen with a wrench.
Once you have decided to invest in a solvent trap end cap, you expect to get the most out of your investment. But to achieve this, you must buy premium-grade end caps engineered from the highest quality materials, such as aircraft aluminum, Grade-5 titanium, and stainless steel.
Other than the material, consider factors such as firearm type, compatibility, and thread protectors when purchasing your end cap. Never settle for low-quality end caps built from alloy materials as they have inadequate threading, which causes them to break down over time or fail to seal your solvent trap tube completely. Armory Den got your back with various highest-quality solvent trap end caps and a variety of solvent trap parts to help you effectively and safely clean your firearm.
Disclaimer: All items listed in this article are for firearm cleaning purposes only, clear cut that’s it!