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Cleaning product recommendations

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by mm54943, May 23, 2020.

  1. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Be care full with brake cleaner! It does clean great, to great. Mechanic I know use to use it, because he always had it around. He found out the hard way, that if moving parts ar not relubercated they can & will gall!
     


  2. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    You mean you guys don't use Hoppe's for aftershave?
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllll:evil:
     
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  3. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Wheel Gun Nut TGT Supporter

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    Regarding Ballistol, one thing I've found is that it works best when you apply it and let it soak for a while. I break down my guns and hose everything down with it including a generous amount down the bore. Then I let it sit for 30 - 60 min and let it go to work. The carbon all but wipes off. Couple passes with a patch or bore snake and then wipe the rest down with a rag and good to go. Detail clean with a nylon brush and q-tips if needed.

    I use Hoppe's and let it soak for a bit in the bore if I'm trying to get copper out but I rarely do that since I'm not much of a precision shooter.
     
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  4. EZ-E

    EZ-E Freedom vs Tyranny 2020 TGT Supporter

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    Ive been using the ZMAX bolt lube & bore cleaner the last 1.5 years & have zero complaints. The bore cleaner works well at removing carbon residue, without any soaking. I put a couple drops on a nylon brush & go to town on the bolt & upper. The bolt lube has also been flawless. Both bottles are still a little over 1/2 full after a couple dozen cleanings from range trips with 3-8 guns.

    Edit... very little odor with the ZMAX.
     
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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Professional Troublemaker, and Dog Whisperer!

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    Exactly. It can also be pretty rough on any plastic or rubber parts as well.
     
  6. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Hoppes 9 and CLP is all I have ever used on all my firearms and have
    worked very well for me.
     
  7. popper

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    Kerosine and atf.
     
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  8. seeker_two

    seeker_two TGT Addict

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    Breakfree CLP or RemOil mostly.....will use Breakfree Foaming Bore Cleaner for the barrel and heavy stuff.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
  9. mm54943

    mm54943 Member TGT Supporter

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    Lol this made me think of Police Academy 2 when Tackleberry is using gun oil as an aftershave before his date.
     
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  10. Oscitancy

    Oscitancy New Member

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    I use Slip 2000 EWL, they don't have a strong odor and it cleans well.
     


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