I am beyond paranoid about fires. For the last 2 months I clean my GF everyday. Last night I notice tiny dried wood bits attached to the bottom of the CT. These bits were not coming off with a shake of the CT.
It is very easy to take it apart if you have the correct torx bits.
You need 2 different bits.
CR-VT 10 for 5 silver screws
CR-VT 8 for black side screws.
I personally own this set for cleaning the guns. It is a great set because the handle is magnetic and there is a multitude of different bits.
Took the 3 CT pieces to the bathtub. Sprayed everything down with Simple Green then starting scrubbing down with nylon brushes. Rinsed all parts with water then dried everything with a hairdryer.