AR Cleaning and lubricating

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Keepitdry, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Keepitdry

    Keepitdry New Member

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    First of all I'd like to say how much I enjoy this forum. You guys rock!
    I'm sure this has been discussed before - what supplies do you use to clean & lube your AR? My RRA M4 came with the little Army manual that says to use CLP for everything and that's what I have been doing. No problems. But on one of the TV shows, the guy used solvent and oil. Is there an advantage to using one over the other? I read somewhere that if you start using CLP, you should stick with it and you should not use other chemicals on top of the CLP.
    Thanks .......
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Just me, but I usually use a good powder/copper remover such as Butch's Bore Shine, to remove fouling from the bore and carbon build up on the bolt and receiver.
    I brush clean, wipe dry, then lightly lube all moving parts with Mobil 1 0w-30 Synthetic, going a little heavier on the lube to the outer contact areas of the bolt carrier.

    By the way, welcome to the forum!
    Swing by the Introductions section if you get a chance and say "Hi" to the rest of the guys/gals:D
     

  3. Keepitdry

    Keepitdry New Member

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    Thanks! There's a lot of good info around here.