What do you clean the outside of your gun with? Screw sealant?

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  1. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah- the spray works well at removing any grime or grit, and the little dropper bottle is a great lube and a light film helps protect blueing. The spray is really good at removing and rust or carbon buildup.
     
  2. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A tampon can pack a gunshot wound.
     

  3. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I heard on the Howard Stern Show that every body guard and security guy carries them for that purpose.
     
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  4. Mercator

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    Did you know this is a gun forum? What to wipe your gun with is life & death. Covid is nothing.

    Wick-- just lightly oiled rag on metal, wet rag on wood. No alcohol or gunscrubber. If wood is any good, furniture conditioner.
     
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  5. Sniper03

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    I clean the outside off by wiping it down with good old Hoppes #9 on a patch. Then wipe it all off. And usually use a light coat of of Break Free Lubricant (Shaken Up! Since it separates if it sets for a period of time!) And then wipe all the excess lubricant off just leaving a film on the gun. And the same technique with the Bores on all my guns.:)
    I have used this method for years without any issues!;)

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  6. Capacitor

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    Does anyone use Remoil?
     
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  7. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I find remoil to be sub par
     
  8. formerCav

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    break free clp since 1980 or so with no problems
    hoppes number 9 on the bore. BEWARE of bore solvents with ammonia in them, if left for a while it will pitt your bore
    also,NEVER use a stainless steel bore brush, Use the bronze or fibre brushes. Ive been using bronze brush forever
    cotton patches and brass or plastic jag.
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    finish with a patch down the bore with break free clp
    in a pinch, motor oil will work, so would vaseline
    never use weird chemicals
     
  9. Rifling82

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    I have a cut up piece of an old t-shirt that’s lightly oiled In my gun safe, every once in a while I’ll open the safe take them out of their gun socks and wipe them down
    As for cleaning them I’ll just take a rag with Hoppes 9 and that usually works
     
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  10. Wambli

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    Rag with CLP to wipe down all guns before they are put away. That’s how I finish every range session before gun goes in the bag too.
     
  11. kbd512

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    Break Free CLP and rag, as so many other have already suggested. That's been working just fine for many moons now. If it's not broke, then don't fix it.
     
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  12. W.T. Sherman

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    speaking of that.....................I remember seeing a cartoon in a "mens' magazine" when I was young, can't remember which one, but it showed a clerk behind the counter who got shot and he reaches for a box of KOTEX
     
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  13. 7point62

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    I have a trauma kit. And there are a couple of Tampons in it. But rolled gauze would be my first choice. There are often exit wounds, too.
     
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  14. W.T. Sherman

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  15. austin92

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    I use it as a final pass after the bore is cleaned and on the outside of the gun for rust protection.
     
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  16. G_Whitcomb

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    I run one down the barrel. Great for shotguns.
    Supers for the 12 ga
    Regulars for the 20
    And lights for the 410
     
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  17. locutus

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    I love Rem-Oil. I use a lot of it.

    Whatever you do, don't use grease on your gun. It isn't needed and it's hell to get it all off.
     
  18. Mr. Wick

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    Thanks for all the great replies.
     
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  19. Mercator

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    I do because it comes in aerosol cans and wipes, for convenience. Nothing is wrong with the stuff, just be aware it's low viscosity (needs to be reapplied sooner) and probably not a great rust protectant.
     
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  20. PANDEMIC

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    I have 2 kinds of them. The wipes and the spray, not the aresol one, its the little plastic spray bottle kind. I use the wipes for the outside of the gun on anything that's metal & steel after cleaning/oiling. The spray is just for light surface rust should it ever show up. Combine that with 0000 steel wool and a clean dry rag and it removes rust in seconds as long as its light.

    Aside from that, I just use a clean dry rag and wipe the gun down for a min or 2 from time to time if it has not seen the outside in a while. A sold few min if the gun has been taken out and fired, handled more or exposed to the environment and its elements. But normally if I wipe down a gun for a min or 2 or a solid few min. I'll just wipe them all down real quick since it doesn't take very long. If I just need to wipe some spots down (as in oily fingerprints or a little sweat) on a gun for a few seconds, I just use my shirt that I'm wearing so as long as its a clean shirt and its dry.

    For optics, I use a special cloth. And that one, I normally just wipe the lenses every 3rd time or so I take the rifle out. If the weapon's been fired, then I'll wipe the optic lenses before the weapon gets put away.
     
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