Good cleaner?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Deigoboy, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Deigoboy

    Deigoboy New Member

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    What do you guys use to clean your guns after range time? Solvents?
     
  2. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    Been using Hoppes #9 for many years. Cheap and it works.


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  3. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Lately it's been Ballistol after years of Hoppe's #9 and Rem Oil. Nothing against the latter, but if I can get the same results using one product, I'm in.
     
  4. armsmaster270

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  5. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    Hoppes #9 solvent for modern firearms
    ballistol for all my BP firearms
    Rem Oil for both








































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  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Hoppes #9 solvent for cleaning & Lucas for oiling.

    BP, Dawn for cleaning & Lucas for oiling.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Hoops 9 then clp for lube.

    Blackpowder its hot soapy water for cleaning and lard (can't get whale fat or bear grease anymore) for preserving. Shouldn't use oil in the bore of a bp firearm. Clp only on external surfaces excluding the cap nipple. You can use a bore butter type product if the smell of lard disturbs you. Lard is cheap and since I cook with it a lot its on hand
     
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  8. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    Ballistol. That's pretty much it. That and patches for wiping and bore snakes.


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  9. Defiant_one

    Defiant_one New Member

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    Frog Lube

    All the way...If they let me I would be a spokesperson..I like it that much. My range is looking to be a dealer and sell it exclusively - THEY like it that much.
     
  10. trigger643

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    I've pretty much used #9 Solvent and #9 Bench Rest Copper Solvent for years, followed by Shooter's Choice gun grease and Breakfree CLP for lube during reassembly.

    Recently I've begun using Hoppes #9 Semi Auto Solvent. It appears a little more aggressive with carbon build up, and well, it was free.
     
  11. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    Just make sure you get salt free lard
    But ya bore butter is good lube for BP rifles and pistols.
     
  12. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i also do hoppes 9, and also hoppes baisc gun oil (teflon free). slip 2000 lubes my semi auto. wipe out bore cleaner works wonders, but it will harm some finishes (mostly wood), so be careful w/ it
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yup do not use bacon grease its thick with sodium.
     
  14. scott_see

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    If I'm doing a quick clean, just frog lube. If I'm doing a serious clean, hot soapy water with a scrub brush for the plastic frame and a quick dry with compressed air.


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  15. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    Reminds me of an old joke punch line.
    "You dummy! Don't use Crisco! It's shortening!"

    In all seriousness, this subject/discussion/topic is older than hair.:rolleyes:
     
  16. Digvideo

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    I don't like using anything that stinks the house up for 2 days. A Navy Seal developed Frog Lube for harsh conditions. It's awesome.
    It does cost more however.


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  17. indy36

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    I dislike Froglube. I find it doesn't directly clean anything to my standards. Take the liquid Froglube spray and squirt it down a shotgun barrel and clean it. Not clean. Now do it with Ballistol. Clean. Froglube is a preventative. It's a 'soak into metal to prevent fouling from building up'. That ain't a cleaner.


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  18. LikeABoss

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    Hoppes 9 as solvent and Mobile 1 as lubricant. Will sometimes us CLR if want a quick clean and lube.
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Normally Hoppe and/or clp. If something is really grungy like a used gun that hasn't been cleaned since new, I use non chlorinated brake cleaner but it strips everything and can damage some plastics. I disassemble and only use it on the metal. WD40 has a penetrating oil out now that has rust release properties. Spray and sit then clean it all off with the brake cleaner. I will not use the regular WD40 on a gun.
     
  20. Shoobee

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    I have been using Hoppe's bore cleaner for 40 years with great success.