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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

    Mar 19, 2008
    Kerr County
    You mean you guys don't use Hoppe's for aftershave?
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  3. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Wheel Gun Nut TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    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

    May 4, 2017
    Middle of no where
    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.
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Professional Troublemaker, and Dog Whisperer!

    Dec 15, 2019
    Deep East Texas
    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

    popper Active Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Kerosine and atf.
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  8. seeker_two

    seeker_two TGT Addict

    Jul 1, 2008
    Breakfree CLP or RemOil mostly.....will use Breakfree Foaming Bore Cleaner for the barrel and heavy stuff.

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  9. mm54943

    mm54943 Member TGT Supporter

    May 7, 2020
    Fresno, TX
    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

    Jun 13, 2020
    Los Angeles, California
    I use Slip 2000 EWL, they don't have a strong odor and it cleans well.

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