Favorite Gun Cleaning Chem?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Centerfire, May 25, 2010.

  1. Centerfire

    Centerfire New Member

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    Alright everyone, time for another poll...What is your favorite gun cleaning chemical and WHY?

    We have heard some crazy answers to this question. Most were focused on how their's smells or looks, but I am interested in performance.

    Lets hear it??
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Where is the poll???

    I Really like Otis, smells like a coconut tanning oil covered chic at the beach!!
    It really cleans well.
    I also have been using FP10.
    Outers foam is great for the leading and copper.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i like hoppes and breakfree clp works well enough for me.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    For general cleaning I like Hoppes #9.

    For my SS barrels that don't get a bronze brush I use gunslick foaming bore cleaner and Hoppes Copper solvent.
     
  5. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    Hoppes #9 always does the trick for me :)
     
  6. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    A few years ago I was at a Force Mod Conference for SWAT, SRT and Special Operation Groups and was introduced to a product called Gunzilla by the inventor Don Kettles. I have to say I don’t use anything else to clean my guns as this stuff is fantastic. I will use some Otis Dry lube after cleaning even thou Gunzilla does leave a light lubricant also. It is a little more expensive than an off the shelf cleaner but it is well worth it.

    here is the web site - Gunzilla
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Shooters Choice bore solvent. Cuts the Copper, Lead and plastic fouling really well.
     
  8. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Hoppes #9 gets another vote on the poll that doesn't exist.
     
  9. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    Shooter's Choice bore solvent normally, Montana X-treme occasionally to really clean the copper out.
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I use Hoppe's Elite.
     
  11. cbw

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    Hoppes #9, Break Free, Slicker
     
  12. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Personal preference, but I to use Gunzilla as well, and as Scubie has stated, it is a fantastic, natural cleaning solvent. It is a little more than Shooter's Choice, Hoppes #9 and Elite, which I all used before switching over, all have been used in the industry forever, they are readily available and are proven cleaning solvents.

    It is indeed again personal preference, and to each his own and I think many use and stay with a proven product they started with. If a particular cleaning product works well for you and does what it supposed to do, efficiently and quickly, to your satisfaction, HOOAHH!

    I tend to want to mix things up a bit when it comes to firearm maintenance and cleaning, and any cleaning solvent that shortens my cleaning time, provides superior metal protection, increases function-ability and extends my shooting time between cleanings, peaks my interest. Someone is always trying to invent a better mousetrap....sometimes they succeed. :)

    Jack
     
  13. Centerfire

    Centerfire New Member

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    I have to be careful to not advertise here. I asked the question for marketing research. There are obviously a ton of options as to what chemicals to use when cleaning your firearms. The typical response we get when we ask questions like this typically have nothig to do with how the product performs, but has more to do with a personal story of how the smell of a product reminds them of the good ol days. Our marketing campaign to gun shops is simple: Try it, if you like it, buy it. If you don't like it, tell us, and if has anything to do with performance, we will do our best to fix it. We did get many responses that were associated with lack of smell, or not what Im used to using, but after discussing the importance of performance with todays advanced firearms, people usually come around.

    The Try it and Buy it tactic seems to be working very well. It usually converts the shop owner into a salesman because he/she now believes in the product.

    I appreciate all the info guys. I do agree, there are a lot of quality products on the market today. Some really do work well, and others rely on their high dollar marketing agendas.
     
  14. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Hopps #9 and Sweets 7.62 copper cleaner. Have to make sure to not leave Sweets it in too long and get it all out when done cleaning as it can eat into barrel over time.
     
  15. Glasshartt

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    Gunzilla has a new product called Copperzilla. Haven't tried it yet, but received a couple samples at the expo earlier in the month.
     
  16. yesicarry

    yesicarry New Member

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    Hoppes #9. Been using it since 1975. Dad knew what he was talking about !

    Wish they made a females perfume that smelled like it also !
     
  17. sigp250

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    I like Hoppe's Copper Solvent, somtimes. It smells like dead fish.
     
  18. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually, I shoot mine until they get dirty, and then give them to my gun bearer to clean. What the blighter uses, I have no idea.

    gun bearer.jpg
     
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  20. Fisherking

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    I have used "Gunzilla" and realy like it. DO NOT USE IT ON AN OLD RUST BLUED OR BROWNED RIFLE, it will remove the blueing. On hot blued guns no problem.
    Just a heads up
    F.K.