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bearrwe 07-11-2012 09:30 PM

Favorite Cleaning Gear and Supplies
To start off this new thread list your favorite gear and cleaning supplies. This isn't a which is best, this is a "this is what I clean my guns with".

okdonk 07-11-2012 09:39 PM

Hoppes #9, Aerosol Breakfree CLP/ Non Chlorinated Brake Cleaner and Mobil1 Full Synthetic 5-30W.

bearrwe 07-11-2012 09:52 PM

I have an Otis field kit for in field use. That said I usually wait until I get home to clean my guns. At home I have my cleaning gear from many years as a gunsmith. Thing I feel make the job easier and neater. A cleaning vise that I built in school. An assortment of one piece rods, many of which I made over the years out of brass or aluminum rod and wooden dowels. I buy my brushes in bulk over the years I have bought several lots of "assorted cleaning brushes " off of ebay, it's worked out well for me. I make cleaning/oiling mops by wrapping strips off old tshirts marlins various sizes of wooden dowels. I clean the strips by washing them in a fishnet bags and get several uses from them. For supplies I keep it simple, Hoppes#9, Breakfree CLP and Gun Scrubber for places I can't reach. Well that's pretty much my kit I'm always willing to try something new or use something different if the situation calls for it, but that's the basics.

Kdub 07-12-2012 07:23 PM

Clp, hoppes, bore snakes. I've also found dentist pick sets to be really helpful to get hard to reach areas. I also use a lot of qtips.

RustyShackleford101 07-13-2012 02:26 AM

In wood finished guns, I apply a light coating of hoppe's no. 9 lube oil with a paper towel. It makes the stock looks like a beauty and also does wonders on polishing up metal furniture, make sure not to cake it on, one bead per square 6 inches is good.

sangeet 07-16-2012 10:18 AM

I'm just an ordinary guy who loves guns

bearrwe 07-18-2012 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by sangeet (Post 871315)
I'm just an ordinary guy who loves guns

But are you an ordinary guy who cleans them? If you are what do you like to use to clean them?:rolleyes:

getem2011 07-18-2012 07:28 AM

Hoppes, Otis or break free clp, gun slick foaming bore cleaner, and mil comm TW25B ( my favorite).

RustyShackleford101 07-18-2012 02:11 PM

I used to know a guy who NEVER CLEANED HIS GUNS. He blew up the barrel on one. Not sure if it's cleanliness related.

srtolly1 07-18-2012 02:50 PM

Breakfree CLP, Hoppes #9, transmission fluid (for cosmoline removal), WD40 and an assortment of brushes and rods. Oh, lithium wheel bearing grease on slides and such.

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