What do i really need?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by SmallHands, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    So my bf and i just got our new and first fire arms but We havent got the chance to shoot em yet :( before we do shoot em i want to give our guns the froglube treatment first. Im not sure what i do really need for cleaning and maintenance but So far im thinking of froglube, silicon cloth, t-shirt patches, cleaning mat, microfiber rags, cleaning rod and a brass bore brush (i really want a nylon bore brush though). Is that a good list or do i need more?
     
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  2. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Sounds like you got it all covered. I'd pick up some Bore Snakes as well.
     

  3. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Thanks! I kept confusing myself by listing it all and asking myself if i missed anything lol!
     
  4. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    The K.I.S.S. cleaning kit

    Lube/cleaner
    Bore brushes
    Rods
    Patches
    Bore snakes
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    If you have the frog lube paste and it didn't come with a brush you can use a plumbers flux brush. A 3 pack at Lowes or Home Depot costs about $5.00. Also might need a set of brushes for cleaning the frame, outside of barrel, feed ramp, etc. You can also use furniture stripping brushes, again a set can be had at Lowes or Home Depot for about $3.00.

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  7. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Im afraid the brass brushes might scratch the frame/outside of the gun :( is it really ok to brush the frame with a nylon brush instead?
     
  8. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Yes, nylon won't hurt the finish. You really shouldn't need to scrub the outside of the gun, well..unless you intend on getting it muddy. :)
     
  9. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    You can use the nylon for the frame and slide or anything finished like a stainless steel barrel. Brass for the unfinished parts. Throw the steel brush away. :)
     
  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Seconded on the bore snake...:cool:

    Get a bottle of Hoppe's #9...if only for the smell...;):D

    Lead rags can do wonders as well for the tough to get spots...it'll shine stainless up really pretty
     

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  11. barnesgunsmith

    barnesgunsmith New Member

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    I have used toothbrushes from dentist also. Had a few left over in my bathroom drawers.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You can also hit the dollar store for 5 pack of toothbrushes for $1. Lead removal cloths will also strip bluing from blued guns- be careful.
     
  13. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Thanks! Didnt kno about the lead cloth stripping blued guns.
     
  14. outlaw206

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  15. outlaw206

    outlaw206 New Member

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    I bet u use plastic bore cleaning tips dont u
     
  16. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    seriously....as some have said....use reg. household items and save that $$$. :)

    i use cheap toothbrushes, Q-TIPS, and old socks and undies more than i use any other cleaning items.

    i also find a FLEXIBLE cleaning rod to be indispensable.
     
  17. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    oh! and i highly recommend wipe out bore cleaner....but i'd only buy it if i have long guns to clean imo....and be careful to cover wood finishes (shouldn't hurt it, but JIC).
     

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