What gun cleaner do you use?

jgedmond

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Hoppes for the bore and breech areas followed by CLP
Rem Action Cleaner followed by CLP everywhere else
 

daddySEAL

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Major Woody

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I use CLP or WD 40 for cleaning, Ed's Red cleaner for heavier cleaning with an Sonic Care toothbrush [save the old heads]. Then I reassemble with Wilson Combat oil and put some Mother's FX Polymer car Wax on a patch and it gets a ton more out of the barrel. Wait until it drys and "polish" it with another patch. Be sure to clean your chamber good. A little different but it works.
 

Army 1911

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Mar 17, 2008
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I use something called SweetShooter. It is a dip and dunk that cleans, lubes and protects. If you follow the instructions, it gets in the pores of the steel. After about 50 years of shooting, all I can say is this is magic. The more you use it, the easier it is to clean the bore. 8 strokes with a brush, 4 patches later it is spotless. With new 1911's I detail strip them and clean them, then submerge in SweetShooter and heat the pan to about 125 degrees. Then fish out the parts and let them drain dry. For any cleanings after that I just dip and dunk, drain dry with no heat. I have one pistol with 5k rounds through it that has only been cleaned this way and it has never malfunctioned. I do lube with their grease on the rails, muzzle and barrel lugs.

I've been using the same gallon for about 2.5 years and can detect no wear on any of my guns in excess of what I would expect from using other cleaners.

It is not cheap, but it sure saves time. I can clean 4 pistols in less than 40 minutes. Oh by the way, I am picky on clean. I mean real picky.
 

Old Man of the Mountain

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All of my firearms are treated with SweetShooter too.

I also use that blue grease that he sells, and since I began using that, I have never had a failure to eject, every firearms functions.

I put Hoppes in barrels while still at the range, and let them soak all the way home before I finish cleaning them.

I also use CLP after the Hoppes, and sometimes KROil as well.

Then a generous coat of any good gun oil, wipe off the excess, and add the magic blue grease to anything that shines.
 

Pappy

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Feb 29, 2008
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Texas
El Cheapo brake cleaner at local auto parts store for really flushing out the gunk and synthetic Castrol 20w-50 motor oil for lube.

Works for me.....

BTW, be careful with the plastic and wood gun parts using the brake cleaner...
 

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