Cleaning supplies and lube

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by JolietGunner, May 12, 2013.

  1. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    Let me remind I am new to guns.I was just wanting to ask is there any cleaning kits,cleaners or oils that are best?Or are they all pretty sufficent.Thanks ahead guys!
     
  2. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    I use CLP-break free, and a little 50wt mobile1 full synthetic on the slide for everyday cleanings. but nothing beats the old Hoppes#9 for a full teardown.
     

  3. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    We have a sonic cleaner at the shop, man..you should see all the crud that come out of a gun that most would consider already clean. But that thing leaves them bone dry, they need to be thoroughly lubed pronto to avoid rust.
     
  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Ditto on Hoppes.

    However, the most common thing I use is Remoil. I keep Remoil wipes in my bag and at home along with a spray can. It works great for routine cleaning.

    As for a kit, I use a bore snake rather than a rod and patches. Much quicker way of cleaning the bore.
     
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  5. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    thanks a bunch
     
  6. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I like http://ballistol.com/
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Pretty much any kit sold in stores will get the job done. But there's some good advice in these forums. I recommend checking out the stickies too, I believe we have a long running sticky devoted solely to cleaning gear and what strokes work best for different folks.

    I use a standard nylon bristle brush, double ended (such as most standard gun cleaning brushes). I believe you can find these in a three pack, with the nylon, bronze phosphor, and steel. Steel is way too tough for most guns, but bronze phosphor is the same damn thing bore brushes are made of.

    And I use any spray can of oil I can get my hands on.

    I don't get scientific with this ****. Knock the crud out, reduce friction too reduce wear and increase reliability and longevity.

    Some people like to get real particular, and talk about how the chemical formula of "A" bonds best with the alloy used in brand "B"... I say screw that.

    I use a bore snake for my shotty, but regular brushes and patches for my .45. I would recommend a snake for your .22. I think it would pay off admirably.
     
  8. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    I think most people are probably split between CLP, or Hoppes #9 Bore Cleaner and #9 Lubricant. I usually use Hoppes lube and a bore snake after every outing. Will occassionally run a brush and patch with bore cleaner though after a lot of rounds or dirty ammo. Always run any cleaning tool from the breach to the barrel one way. Don't scrub back and forth. Repeat breach to barrel as many times as necessary.
     
  9. activereality

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    I have always been a hoppes guy. But I started using frog lube a few months ago and have no complaints. Had to get used to not seeing the guns wet until they warm up. Cleaning is quick and easy. I've also been running an experiment with my p229(who loves to be wet-hehe). I have only rubbed it down with frog lube for the last fees months and wiped off grime till I get clean patches. I haven't "scrubbed" it, but I can't really find any carbon that needs to be scrubbed off.

    My experience and opinion(fight it all you want lol) . If you at least attempt to keep your weapon in decent condition and free of debris. It will outlast you shy of an actual weapons failure or reload failure.
     
  10. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I use Hoppes to clean, G96 to protect.
     
  11. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Its really all preference, I prefer a thicker synthetic oil, rem oil or militec. I have been contemplating switching over to Lucas gun oil