Favorite Cleaning Gear and Supplies

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by bearrwe, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    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".
     
  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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

  3. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Kdub

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    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.
     
  5. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. sangeet

    sangeet New Member

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    I'm just an ordinary guy who loves guns
     
  7. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    But are you an ordinary guy who cleans them? If you are what do you like to use to clean them?:rolleyes:
     
  8. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    Hoppes, Otis or break free clp, gun slick foaming bore cleaner, and mil comm TW25B ( my favorite).
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012
  9. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    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.
     
  10. srtolly1

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    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.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Dewey one piece rods, qtips, clp, sonic cleaner for small parts some recievers and most handguns and some suppressors, hoppes bore cleaner, catm4 tool, shop rags100% cotton.

    Lube mobil synthetic
    Preservative clp
    Grease tetra gun grease
     
  12. JPSniper

    JPSniper New Member

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    I recently just bought a CLP called FrogLube. I can honestly say that this is the best CLP that Ive used. No need for Hobbes or Oil. You warm up the pieces with a hair dryer, then apply the paste.
    I use this regularly on my Glock 23 and my cleaning time went from 45 min to less than 15 :)
     
  13. RustyShackleford101

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    I use hoppe's products almost exclusively. I like they lubricating oil more than any other on the market. I do prefer nylon coated, one piece rods to collapsible non coated ones( my twisted mind thinks they are smoother) for patches I prefer patches designed for the caliber, not all purpose.
     
  14. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    I like the Slip 2000 products. used a bunch of different stuff, but I got my best results with the slip 2000 stuff
     
  15. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Rod with handle, jags, bore brushes, shop rags (2 for solvent cleaning, one with oil), patches, brass brush, toothbrush, q tips, hoppes 9, mobile 1 - just got done, therapeutic
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012
  16. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    I've heard about those sonic cleaners. I just polish by hand but have been thinking of"upgrading"any suggestions?
     
  17. billt

    billt New Member

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    I bought this one from Harbor Freight for $75.00. It's the exact same model Lyman charges twice as much for. Works like a champ. It has a heat setting, but it isn't powerful enough to actually heat cold water. I just heat up some on the stove until it's hot enough so I can barely put my finger in it, then pour it in. The "heat" setting on the machine will keep it hot after that. I use Dawn dish washing liquid for a detergent. Works really well.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-95563.html

    http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/case-prep/turbosonic-casecleaner.php
     
  18. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    I've always been a huge Harbor Freight fan. That cleaner looks pretty cool. I might be able to get a whole Glock in there! XD
     
  19. Iam10-32

    Iam10-32 New Member

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    Used to be Breakfree CLP and Hoppe's. I just recently tried Froglube on a couple of my guns an I am really impressed! I think that may be the only thing I use for now on.