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    What Gun Cleaner Do You Use These Days?

    I guess you could call this thread more of a poll.

    I went onto Amazon last night to buy some gun cleaner. So, I searched for "Gun Cleaning Solvents"... It returned over 1000 results.
    Do you remember when there used to be like... Six gun cleaners? And you had to get to a gun store to buy them?

    What do you folks use?

    I'm still using Birchwood Casey "Gun Scrubber", although it is soooo nasty. I'm looking for an effective alternative. I don't even want to know what's in "Gun Scrubber" cause' I already know... It ain't good. But the stuff works extremely well. However, I think it's time for something a little less volatile.

    I did buy an 8oz. bottle of "Clenzoil Field and Range" @$15.99(Crazy) from Amazon and it smells foul, but I haven't tried it yet. Also, I'm realizing one of the reasons why I always enjoyed shooting .22 semi's vs. .22 9 shot revolvers... Because cleaning a revolver for me, is like shaving my head with a cheese grater.

    I'm certainly open to any suggestions. Thanks Folks.
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    I use break free CLP (I think that's what it is) from the back shelf at Walmart. I have used brake cleaner to do some deep cleaning on some used guns I've purchased. That really cleans things up. I did buy a bottle of Hoppe's M Pro 7 back in 2018, but have yet to use it. I think it was good comments on a TA.net thread that drove me to buy a bottle of that.

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    I went back and looked...it isn't CLP, it is Safariland Break Free Powder Blast.
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    I mixed up a batch of Reds cleaner. Seems to work well.
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    use Hoppes #9 and CLP and the combination seems to work well.

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    Hoppe's #9 primarily, non-chlorinated brake cleaner, Ed's Red.

    Rem Oil to lube, along with ATF/kerosene (Ed's Red lube) and white lithium grease on sliding things.
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    I have had extremely good results with Breakthrough Clean Technologies line of products.
    The solvent is odorless!!! and works very well. For really tough spots you may need to leave it dwell for a little while.
    Their Battle Born Grease is ideal for slides, etc. It has PTFE in it.
    The oil is outstanding as well.
    They also have a very good selection of cleaning accessories. Bore snakes, swabs, brushes, picks, etc.
    All can be purchased through the manufacturer's website or from Amazon. I found Amazon to be a bit cheaper than the manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warbird View Post
    I have had extremely good results with Breakthrough Clean Technologies line of products.
    The solvent is odorless!!! and works very well. For really tough spots you may need to leave it dwell for a little while.
    Their Battle Born Grease is ideal for slides, etc. It has PTFE in it.
    The oil is outstanding as well.
    They also have a very good selection of cleaning accessories. Bore snakes, swabs, brushes, picks, etc.
    All can be purchased through the manufacturer's website or from Amazon. I found Amazon to be a bit cheaper than the manufacturer.
    Yea, I was looking at their product line on Amazon. I was intrigued with their "Military Grade Solvent" because it was clear and odorless.
    Have you tried it on the tough stuff ie: Lead?
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    Hoppes #9 to start cleaning metal parts, then Breakfree CLP followup to finish cleaning. I use SLip 2000 products on the poly rails of some poly guns like the TX22. It just depends. For revolvers I use Hoppes and CLP , but will apply thin layer of grease to the cylinder star and lock. All weapons get a wipe down with Ballistol on all exterior surfaces to reduce rusting and shine up the finishes.
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    Hope’s #9, and non chlorinated brake cleaner for flushing out the internals.
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