Types Of Cleaning & Maintance Products To Use Nowdays..

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by soundhd, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. soundhd

    soundhd New Member

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    Just getting back into shooting after a long break....Just purchased a Kimber Super Carry Pro (for carry). Aluminum Frame, stainless (blackened) Slider. Lots of different "types" of cleaning & oiling products out there now..(was amazed when I started looking around on the internet). Any suggestions what is best for modern day 1911 constructed with aluminum & stainless steel? I am sure there are some types of products "not" to use........thanks
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I have a Colt Defender.

    For CLP I use HOPPES NO 9 SEMI AUTO SOLVENT.

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    And as far as lube;

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  3. lfico2

    lfico2 New Member

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    Clean and Lube

    Kimber uses Rem Oil when building their pistols.

    For cleaning the puppy, i use a mixture (50/50) of Shooters Choice and Kroil now. The Kroil gets more out than i have ever seen. Used it one time to lube the bore after just using Shooters Choice alone and even though the patches came out as white as they went in, using the Kroil to coat the bore, made the patch black again. Sooo...

    I own a Kimber Pro Carry SLE and my daughter is asking when am i going to transfer it to her license!!!
     
  4. soundhd

    soundhd New Member

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    I assume you talking about Kroil/AeroKroil?
    KanoLabs.com

    thanks

     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The Canester is wise...
     
  6. soundhd

    soundhd New Member

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    What does CLP stand for?

    Ok, I guess I need to ask what does "CLP" stand for?.......searched on the net but could not find anything related to firearms......

    Spoke (er typed to soon)....found what it means, Clean, LUbe & Protect.......am I good or what.....well maybe sometimes............thanks again


     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  7. zander

    zander New Member

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    wow, never thought to use motor oil. Is this valid and not a joke? If so, a quart of that would last for ever!

    Side note, how many rounds are equivalent to 3k miles? Oh, 6k-9k if synthetic :)
    joking of course
     
  8. PTsouthpaw

    PTsouthpaw New Member

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    That is a 100% serious recommendation. Think about the heat/friction stresses that synthetic motor oil is designed to face. Seems logical to me.

    I use Hoppes #9 for cleaning, and after hearing the praises of so many others on synthetic motor oil, I now use it for my Kimber.
     
  9. lfico2

    lfico2 New Member

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    Yes that is one and the same. sorry taking so long to get back to you, but i am new at this "forum" game i have a hard time navigating.

    A number of my friends also use the synthetic motor oils as lubes and swear it is the best thing since sliced bread. Hope i was able to help you.

    Lou