Cleaning Kits/ Solvents

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by WeeMan9194, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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    I'm new to owning handguns. I was wondering who makes the best gun cleaning kit/ products. Oils, etc...
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Honestly, you can use any light machine oil. A few I use a lot- CLP, and Hoppes #9. There will be a dozen different opinions on what works. My only REAL opinion is STAY AWAY FROM WD-40!
     

  3. GaryGlock

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    CLP or hoppes will be fine. People sware by both so aparently they both work. I get whatever one is cheaper at the moment.
     
  4. SteveElPaso

    SteveElPaso New Member

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    Hoppes is a solvent and CLP is a cleaner/lube/protectant. If you go with Hoppes then you need to buy a lubricant too which usually comes in a kit. Military uses CLP so I guess it's ok. But you'll have to find what you like and go with it. But I agree whatever is the cheapest on the shelf is what goes in my cart.
     
  5. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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  6. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    I saw some Lucas gun oil at rural king the other day, being a big fan of Lucas products I had to get it. Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm sure it's going to be good.
     
  7. lastrebel70

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    I tend to swap back and forth between the clp and the Lucas.
     
  8. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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    I'm kinda new to all of this. So I need a cleaner and a lubricant, right?
     
  9. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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    What's a list of items I'll need to clean my gun? I just bought my first one.
     
  10. CaptAhab

    CaptAhab New Member

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    Head to you tube, search cleaning & (your gun)
    You will get a number of videos on the complete cleaning of your gun.
     
  11. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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    What are some products you guys are using?
     
  12. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    CLP, bore snakes, a tooth brush, a rag, and a box of q-tips.
     
  13. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

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    I was just thinking. Both of my handguns are polymer, will any of the cleaning products hurt that? I mean when I clean in where the magazine goes?
     
  14. SteveElPaso

    SteveElPaso New Member

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    I have a g23. I Use birch wood Casey, just be very conservative when using whatever you're going to use. Just dab it on and let it work. A little goes a long way. . It shouldn't hurt it that all I've been using lately and everything is fine. just wipe it down good.
     
  15. unioncreek

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    I use Ed's Red on everything I have. Never failed me in anyway, even in the coldest of weather.

    Bobg