Gun Solvent that DOESN'T stink.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by texaswoodworker, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I usually use Hoppes #9 to clean my guns, and the smell really doesn't bother me, but everyone else hates it.
    Is there anything else I could use to clean my guns that doesn't stink (one without much of any smell would be best)?
    WD-40, Rem Oil, something else?

    Thanks
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    personally i like the smell of Hoppe's #9! i also like the smell of Kano Kroil, which is becoming my general all around bore cleaner, penetrant, and gun oil. try it out. works great and doesn't smell bad at all.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Waaay off topic here, but I LOVE the scent of that Black Magic clear spray on tire shine. It's the only one I buy and its for that reason only.:p
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    My guns are cleaned with WD-40, slides are lubricated with Tetra, and everything else is oiled with Hoppe's #9. If it slides, grease it; if it rotates, oil it.
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I use REM Oil on everything, not because its my favorite, its just readily available. I use Hoppes #9 every now and then.
     
  6. steve666

    steve666 New Member

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    I also like the smell of #9, but if you want something different try Clenzoil. I think it smells pretty good.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If your catching flak for hoppes switch over to clp for a while. Whoever is complaining will be happy to have you go back to hoppes. My wife complains the house smells like bananas when I clean my guns. Lol
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If you use a small plastic squeeze bottle and a bag for used patches it greatly reduces the odor.
     
  9. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Frog Lube

    Minty fresh:)
     
  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I may have to try some of these. The person who hates the smell is my mother. She literally has a nose like a bloodhound, and hates pretty much every strong smell. Do any of those have a basically weak smell, or no smell? I'd also have to see if I could find any of that locally.
    I think for now, I'll probably either clean my guns outside with the hoppes (the bag and squeeze bottle would probably not work enough for her since she doesn't want ANY more of it in the house :rolleyes:), or I'll start trying WD-40 (at least for now).

    Thanks
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Weather permitting, clean your guns outside.
     
  12. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Use the Hoppes elite... I started to use it a few years ago.. I think it works better than #9 and doesnt stink!!
     
  13. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    OMG They think #9 stinks? If they made a cologne with the smell of #9 I'd wear it. :)
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    And I'd date you because you smelled soooo good. LOL
     
  15. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    My wife tolerates Hoppes Elite but doesn't even know I'm cleaning if I'm using Gunzilla.
     
  16. roscoguy

    roscoguy New Member

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    Man, Kroil stinks. If Hoppe's #9 bothers her, she'll HATE Kroil. Gunzilla is a pretty decent CLP with almost no odor. Supposedly plant-based, too.
     
  17. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I think that Hoppes#9 has a pleasant smell

    Put some of these in your car :)

    hop_h9af.jpg
     
  18. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    My mom told me to just pour a little in the floorboard. Then I looked at the ingredients.

    Kerosene + smoker = bad juju
     
  19. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Frog Lube, it works, smells good, and is a company created and owned by a Navy SEAL.