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Old 01-08-2011, 11:52 AM
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I some times use canola oil as a range lubricant. I have tried it both straight and mixed with a small quantity of Dexron ATF. It will probably gum up quicker than dino based oils will, but it does seem to work well short term.

I have been meaning to experiment with scented gun oils, maybe I should start that project now. There may be a big market out there, untapped!
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:53 AM
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I use a auto mechanics hand soap (with pumice) which effectively removes the smell of Hoppes #9. I use paper towels and never hand towels, as the smell will transfer to those hand towels.

To get rid of the smell from the air in the room, I blow a fan.

After all of these steps, my wife never even knew that I cleaned a gun!
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:54 AM
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Switch your cleaning solvent to M-Pro 7. It's completely ordorless and works great.
Bingo! No smell, non toxic and biodegradable!
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:08 PM
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Use lavender soap The French are excellent soap makers.
Now if they would just use it.......
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:14 PM
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:23 PM
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Am I missing something? Why wouldn't I want to smell like gun cleaning solvent? My wife considers it an improvement.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:46 PM
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Powder Blast

I switched to a product called Powder Blast for cleaning both pistols and shotguns. No offensive odor. Works well in removing oil, grease, and combustion residue. I follow up with Wilson Combat's red oil for friction surfaces and Remoil for surface protection.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:55 PM
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I guess the OP wouldn't be in the market for one of Hoppes' new air fresheners? There was a poster on here a year ago that said he came in from the garage after using Hoppes and his wife commented that she liked the smell.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:36 PM
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When I come home from the range and clean all my guns, I take a shower,so there you have it Take a shower or bath to get rid of the gun cleaning solvents
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:52 PM
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To get rid of the smell from the air in the room, I blow a fan.
Huh

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Old 01-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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To get rid of the smell from the air in the room, I blow a fan.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:35 AM
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If I touch this one, I'm gonna get "Banned" for sure.


To the answer the ops quetsion

Sounds to me like you are leaving Hoppes on the gun

Wipe off the excess and try some FP-10 oil it has a lot more pleasant smell
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:39 AM
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Just tell the ladies it's a new cologne that you're working on.

... Also, didn't your mother tell you that there's nothing a good shower and clean clothes can't handle BEFORE you go out.

Just a little humor at your expense. You da' man though. My wife has the best sense of smell. Any hint of Hoppes she notices and tells me to open the window. Must be a female genetics thing because I can't smell it.

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:04 AM
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A few simple solutions...I've cleaned many a multi-hundred round dirty gun int he living room using this method and there is no detectible smell to the average person

1. I clean on a plastic ikea kiddy table while sitting on the couch
2. I put down an old white heavy high quality full size bath towel
3. I keep an old white heavy duty hand towel on my lap
4. I keep shop paper towels on a roll next to me
5. I wear nitril gloves (try to use NON-powdered as the powder is annoying when it gets on guns or parts)
6. I use blah blah blah nitro solvent to clean the bore/dirty areas making sure excess hits the towel and use the brushes to clean throughly
7. I swab those areas with patches (including bore) as nitro solvent is not something I want to leave in the gun in large amounts typically (unless I'm using CLP or other combined cleaner/lube that day but thats a whole nother debate) then I lube and reassemble and do a wipe down
8. While wearing one glove I put all of my used and abused disposable patches and paper towels and the other glove into a plastic grocery store bag, tie it up, and put it outside in the trash
9. the towels go directly into the washing machine with bleach
10. the remaining glove is turned inside out as I take it off and remanded to outside trash

I've never had a gun smell like solvent and I've used hoppes/outers/clp/remington/elite/et al

an alternative approach is to condition your female unit to near pavlovian levels based on the smell of hoppes. spread the scent of hoppes then before she can complain give her a couple hundred bucks to go blow at the mall and suggest she go get something for herself. spread the scent of hoppes then immediately offer to take over some of her housework. pretty soon she'll be salivating and getting frisky at the mere scent of hoppes.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:15 AM
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an alternative approach is to condition your female unit to near pavlovian levels based on the smell of hoppes. spread the scent of hoppes then before she can complain give her a couple hundred bucks to go blow at the mall and suggest she go get something for herself. spread the scent of hoppes then immediately offer to take over some of her housework. pretty soon she'll be salivating and getting frisky at the mere scent of hoppes.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:57 AM
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Thanks to all of you for the suggestions and the funny remarks - I knew this was the place to go even if the question was rather girly.
I use dry cleaning fluid for deep cleaning the guns. Got it in an ammo can and use it until it just looks bad, then get a refill. I soak the guns, (stocks off), and use a stiff bristle brush, then do a normal lube. Evaporates off and doesn't leave any smells.
If a woman likes the smell of Hoppes Cologne, she is a keeper.....
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:08 AM
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I mix up equal parts K1 Kerosene (it's deodorized for use in electric space heaters), Mineral Spirits and Dextron III-type ATF. It's a stripped down version of Ed's Red and is surprisingly low odor. It's just as effective as any other bore solvent I've used if not more so. Having used it, I'll never go back to anything else.
When I switched from #9 to Ed's Red, my wife wasn't happy. I guess the addition of the Anhydrous Lanolin and Acetone really adds to the aroma. It does work extremely well though.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:41 PM
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The best way to get rid of the solvent smell is to not use solvent in the first place. I use Breakfree foaming bore cleaner for the barrel and Breakfree liquid everywhere else. A light scrub with a toothbrush and some q-tips will work for the frame and slide. Lightly wipe everything off when done and lube with Mobil1 20w-50 V twin formula when done. Once the barrels clean, I always wet a patch with Breakfree liquid and run it down the bore several times, then swab it out with clean patches.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:44 PM
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Stop using your pants for wiping rags and get some big orange soap and wash your hands right away when your finished handling the guns. I like the smell of cosmoline much better. But if i came to bed smelling like my orginal G.I. Rifle Bore cleaner i'd be sleeping outside and the new yellow lab puppy would be in my place on the bed for sure.... CZY
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:33 PM
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Go buy bunch of these.She'll get used to it.
http://www.hoppes.com/products/ca_air_freshener.html
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:41 PM
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Back when I was a young man and had babies in the house; I was lamenting the baby crap smell one day at work and how I could never escape it. It seemed to attach to my clothes and everytime I was in a meeting or a restaurant for lunch there it was.. One of the older directors had a good laugh and said he could help me.. This is what he said...

"The next time you have baby butt duty, just take your finger, scoop up a finger full and smear it on the brim of your hat" I asked how that would help and he said, once you get used to it.. you won't notice the smell.. So there ya-go.. Just sneak a wet patch into your pocket and deposit it in your lady friend's purse.. Cheers.. Ron
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:42 PM
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Go buy bunch of these.She'll get used to it.
http://www.hoppes.com/products/ca_air_freshener.html
You beat me to it!
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:00 PM
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Never have I heard of a self-lubricating 1911. I'd double check the manual.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:15 AM
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If anyone can answer this it's you guys. I carry all the time but the cleaning solvent smell lingers - on the gun, on my pants, holster, in the bed, etc.
I just breathe deeply!
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:57 AM
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IMO, nuttin smells better than #9, it's as sexy as it gets, , chicks dig it!
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