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    Break Free gun cleaner?

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    Tell me- Is Break free gun cleaner the same thing as brake cleaner that you get at the auto parts store?

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    No; Break-free CLP cleans, lubricates, and protects. Brake cleaner removes grease and oil as well as the bluing off a firearm.

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    Lots of gun cleaners to choose from nowadays...

    But I've been using Breakfree CLP for 21 years with very good results.

    As it's name implies, it was designed to Clean, Lubricate, and Protect firearms.
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    I've been using Gun Scrubber Synthetic Safe and Eezox.

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    Breakfree does make a cleaner similar to Gunscrubber called Powder Blast. It works about the same too and is available even at Walmart. I've found little difference in either Gunscrubber or Powder Blast on my guns. Breakfree CLP is also sold at Walmart with Winchester's name on it but same stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr612 View Post
    No; Break-free CLP cleans, lubricates, and protects. Brake cleaner removes grease and oil as well as the bluing off a firearm.
    Huh? I've been using brake cleaner (mostly acetone) for years, and have never removed the bluing. Wouldn't recommend the chlorinated stuff though. It's a great degreaser and leaves no residue. I managed to take the bluing off with kerosene once, but that was after an 18 month soak.
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    Thanks guys- I can see it now.
    I have a can of Break Free Powder Blast, PB Blaster, and brake cleaner side by side.

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    IMO if you need to use CLP you might need to clean your gun more often. In my experiance, CLP is for heavy duty cleaning on dirty guns.
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    I do use CLP with a borsnake for when I can't get to a good cleaning. But I like good old Hoppes #9 for the deep scrubbing.
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    Ask 100 people get 100 different opinions.The bottom line:Just clean it and lube it with something.Grease (your choice) for semi slides.Oil (your choice) for other areas.There is no miracle product.Just don't over do it.A little goes a long way.Personally I've tried this,that and the other thing and see no difference in performance overall.For a sd situations how many rounds do you think you will have to fire anyway? Even a dry semi would probably get thru at least one mag.A revolver probably a few cylinders,maybe more.If you need more then that leave an address to send the flowers to.LOL.
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