What do you use to clean/lube your gun?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by painted_klown, May 27, 2008.

  1. painted_klown

    painted_klown New Member

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    Hello all. I was just wondering what you like to use to clean and lubricate your guns. I use Break Free as it is what the guy from the local gun shop stocks and recommended to me. It seems to work pretty good to me.

    What do you like?
    Do you use a separate cleaner and lubrication or a 2 in one type of deal such as break free?
     
  2. Jables

    Jables New Member

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    I use nitro to clean and rem-oil to lub. That's just me.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I like Hoppe's Elite for a cleaner and BoreGel if it's really dirty. I use TetraLube and Tetra grease for lubricants. I spray a bit of RemOil on the firearm when everything is done and give it a final wipedown.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Shooters Choice bore solvent. It disolves copper, lead and plastic fouling. Lube, depends on the gun. Break free, Rig lube +p for stainless steel pistols, Sentry solutions dry lube for AR's. My new favorite lube is Castrol Syntec 5W-30 synthetic motor oil. Superior lube for bargain basement price.
     
  5. NYPD13

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    Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber To Start, Shooters Choice Bore Solvent For Stubborn Areas, Hornady One Shot To Finish With Hoppes Elite Oil Where Its Needed.
     
  6. ScottG

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    I use Break Free. I have some Rem oil, but have never used it. I haven't used anything else yet like a copper remover.

    Generally I use a boresnake and then run a few patches on a rod. After a few cleanings I'll use the rod and brass brush to give the barrel a good scrubbing.

    I also wipe down the outside of the gun with a silicone cloth.
     
  7. painted_klown

    painted_klown New Member

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    That's the same thing I do ScottG. Break Free for cleaner/lube and a bore snake on the barrel. So far it has worked out great.:)
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I'm totally spoiled. My first Christmas with my fiancee' she was great enough to get me a Crest Ultrasonic 575. I used to take her shooting about once every two weeks and then we would spend a couple of hours cleaning the pistols, which was fun and informative for her, but she sneakily asked me one day if there was an easier way and the next thing I knew, I had a brand new ultra sonic tank for all my pistols and small parts to go through. Totally cool. :D

    I don't put my slides in there because of the night sights, but it's safe for everything else. Pull the hand grips on my 1911's and they are good to go in about 10 minutes of treatment. Really good stuff.

    For a range kit I use M-Pro7 that I bought in a handy plastic kit that housed everything from swabs to cleaner to lubricant to the kitchen sink. Really good stuff and I have never had any problems with any of their products except that the cap came off the spray cleaner and needed to be afro-engineered to keep from leaking. That was the only negative I could possibly say about their stuff, it works well and I have never had any performance issues from any gun, 1911 thru Glock thru Kimber thru Sig Sauer thru Taurus after it has been cleaned with their product.

    JD
     
  9. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    Yeah JD you are spoiled you lucky sob I am jealous wish I had a ultra sonic cleaner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::(
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Sorry Bro - My woman snuck one by me or I wouldn't have one either. :p

    She is a good woman and looks out for me on many an issue. I am a lucky, lucky man - she is much better than I deserve, that's for sure... LOL

    JD
     
  11. Jables

    Jables New Member

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    I mean this with all respect and take it as a compliment, but you suck. Seriously, that's awesome man. You are a lucky cat, JD
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    No offense taken bud - I know how lucky I am. :D Thanks for re-enforcing it though.

    JD
     
  13. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Watch out! It's a trap! She's gonna take your favorite gun and make it hers!!!!!!!! :D
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LOL - Take a look at my gallery. You see the one marked Nighthawk Custom Talon II?? That's been adopted as hers.... LOL Seems you were correct in your prediction...

    JD
     
  15. painted_klown

    painted_klown New Member

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    That is the coolest thing ever!!! Seriously, that has GOT to rock. I only dream of having stuff that cool AND useful.:cool:
    Makes going out shooting even more fun when you know that clean up is going to be a snap!:p
    Being a gun "newbie" I didn't even know cleaners like that even existed. Makes me jealous......lol.
     
  16. G21.45

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    Virtually anything from ATF fluid, to Mobil One, to any decent gun oil.

    I'll pickup Break-Free or Weapon Shield if I'm passing a display; I avoid Ezzox live the plague because I can't stand that, 'whorish smell'; and I, also, avoid any of the break cleaners - whether chlorinated, or not - because of all the reports about carcinogens.

    My favorite cleaner used to be Hoppes; but, my wife hated the smell. After everything is said and done, I've settled on clean, pure, Ballistol Sportsman's Oil. It gets the job done; has a mild pleasant odor, and all of my polymer frames and gun furniture absolutely love the stuff. (It actually seems to rejuvenate gun polymers!)

    For a combination: lubricant, preservative, and anti-rust compound I use Sentry Solutions, 'Hi Slip' Grease and, 'Smooth-Kote'. If it's good enough for the Navy's SEAL teams to use, then, it's good enough for me, too.

    I always wear Latex or Nitrile gloves while cleaning firearms. I'm getting older; and, I don't want to expose myself to anymore carcinogens than I really have to. ;)


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    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  17. Chance_P

    Chance_P New Member

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    another guy using break free here
     
  18. MrRemmy

    MrRemmy New Member

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    I use a Tetra gun cleaning kit, using Parker Hale 009 down the bore and G96 for the lubricant.
     
  19. yarddizzle

    yarddizzle New Member

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    Gunzilla CLP, and my Hoppes boresnakes get 'er done completely.
     
  20. Bushman

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    I use Ed's Red with synthetic ATF for cleaning, and Mobil 1 for lube.