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Old 04-13-2019, 10:29 AM
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Gun Cleaner Recommendations

After reading all the hoopla about DW's Duty Coat clouding with the use of certain cleaners, I'm wondering about my new GI's. Are there any warnings about harming this finish?
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:23 PM
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If they have a melonite finish, then yes. The same info applies.

Do not use ANY aresol cleaners or lubes, particularly GunScrubber and brake cleaner type cleaners.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:52 PM
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Why in the world would a gun exist with a finish that isnít resistant to stuff normally found in the environment it is intended to be used in? This lacks any sound reasoning.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:41 PM
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Why in the world would a gun exist with a finish that isnít resistant to stuff normally found in the environment it is intended to be used in? This lacks any sound reasoning.
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Do not use ... brake cleaner type cleaners.
I've got to suspect the guy who invented brake cleaner never thought we be using it on guns.

I'm a sucker for "super lubes", and read nearly all these lube/cleaning threads. It never ceases to amaze me the stuff folks use to clean and lubricate their guns. If I was never on a gun forum, it would never occur to me to use some of these products on my guns.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:53 AM
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What Faawrenchbender said. Gunfighter, Wilson ultima, FP10 , Kroil, Ballistol all fine
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:39 AM
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why not use what Guncrafters recommends for a cleaner. WD-40. Then lube with a good quality gun oil.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:11 AM
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That would be way too easy, and no fun.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:04 AM
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why not use what Guncrafters recommends for a cleaner. WD-40. Then lube with a good quality gun oil.
Thats always a great option as well
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:34 PM
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Breakfree clp
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:23 PM
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Breakfree clp
Breakfree CLP is one of the products that is specifically recommend NOT to use on pistols with these finishes.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:00 PM
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Stick to the plan, and don’t overthink it.
WD40 and then your favorite lube.
Mine is Wilson universal....btw Hoppes9 won’t hurt the melonite either.
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Breakfree CLP is one of the products that is specifically recommend NOT to use on pistols with these finishes.
The liquid is fine, the aresol isn't.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:30 AM
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+1 on Ballistol and FP10

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Old 05-16-2019, 03:48 AM
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I’m converting my handguns over to Weapon Shield grease, oil and solvent along with Kroil.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:04 AM
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Why use WD40 and then state not to use solvent on some finishes? WD40 is primarily a solvent propellent with a slippery dielectric component.

Automotive cleaners will most likely have a "acidic" component for cleaning. Putting this on a carbon steel firearm makes zero sense! Leaving it on there could be disastrous!

Use the MSDS information as your guide before using any cleaner and most should only be used for their intended purpose.

This is a 1911 forum, use anything on your Glock and brag about it with the other Glock guys!

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:27 PM
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^^^Guncrafter states to use WD40 , and it works fine for their melonite finish.
So why wouldn’t you?
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:47 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:05 PM
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Hoppes #9. I use it, my Father used it, his Father used it, etc. I have tried some of the newer and supposedly better cleaners but I always end up with Hoppes. However, don't let nickel plated parts/guns soak in it. And, keep in mind that Hoppes #9 is NOT a lubricant.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:31 PM
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Hoppes #9 is a lube
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:45 PM
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Hoppes #9 is a lube
Well,.......not really.

Hoppes #9 is a brand name. Until recently, its always been mostly associated wa powder solvent. The have been selling a lubricating oil for quite some time though.

https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/46...RoCWgUQAvD_BwE
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:15 PM
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Hoppes #9 is a lube
Not really from me, too. Everything that Hoppes sells is marked #9. However, you have to read the label. It could be solvent, oil or whatever else they sell. So, read the label to get the cleaner/solvent. Great stuff!
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:41 PM
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I use Hoppes Elite gun cleaner. There is not a #9 anywhere on the bottle.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:42 PM
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:15 PM
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I have switched over to Hornady One-shot cleaner/lube because it has worked on various finishes pretty good. I have used Ballistol, but the smell was unacceptable to my wife, even using it in the garage.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:12 PM
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The liquid is fine, the aresol isn't.
I used the liquid Breakfree CLP on my first Duty Treat DW, a Valor. I still have the bottle. The finish on my Valor did cloud some, and I only used it 4 times max. What is the difference in chemical composition between the liquid and the aerosol spray?
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