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Old 05-18-2019, 06:41 AM
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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?
The propellant is different and the oil is less viscous.
Maybe I got lucky, ive used CLP on a few melonite guns. After hearing this from you, i wont use that again. Thanks
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:14 PM
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I use a variety of cleaners and lubes on my GI but not WD-40. I clean it with Boarshead carbon remover, blow it dry and lube with FP-10, WC light Ultima, Weapons Shield, Slip, Balistol, M Pro 7, etc...
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:01 PM
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I have used FP10 on everything I have ever owned, the stuff is the best
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:45 PM
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Zero issues on the finish with Bore tech carbon remover for cleaning and Mil-Comm oil and grease for lube.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:05 PM
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Most of my gun cleaning has been with automatic transmission fluid -- a great poor man's CLP. It does a fine job cleaning, lubricating and protecting. Recently ordered some Weapon Shield solvent for cleaning. Seems like really good stuff but it costs many times more than transmission fluid. It's nontoxic, though. I guess that's what you're paying for.

I reload and shoot enough that exposing myself to as few toxic substances as I can seems prudent. This is one reason I reload coated lead bullets, not bare lead.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:35 PM
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Most of my gun cleaning has been with automatic transmission fluid -- a great poor man's CLP. It does a fine job cleaning, lubricating and protecting. Recently ordered some Weapon Shield solvent for cleaning. Seems like really good stuff but it costs many times more than transmission fluid. It's nontoxic, though. I guess that's what you're paying for.

I reload and shoot enough that exposing myself to as few toxic substances as I can seems prudent. This is one reason I reload coated lead bullets, not bare lead.
Trans fluid is one heck of a cleaner......great stuff
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:01 PM
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Trans fluid is one heck of a cleaner......great stuff
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:23 PM
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I still like Ed's Red and Kroil.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:48 PM
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^^^ I learned something
Its not a good lube though...
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:34 PM
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I have used Hoppes, Ballistol, Militec1, and frog lube(on my polymer guns) with good results. I also use a little alcohol on a lint free rag to clean the mag well and wipe the mags. Disassemble and clean mags when dirty too..
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
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I have a ton of cleaning supplies, but originally asked about what is recommended. I'm thinking many of those listed could cause clouding like so common in DW duty treat guns.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:36 AM
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I have a ton of cleaning supplies, but originally asked about what is recommended. I'm thinking many of those listed could cause clouding like so common in DW duty treat guns.
Yep, would be best to stick with the recommended cleaners.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:51 AM
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I use Weapon Shield on all my guns. It caused no problems on the melonite NN I recently parted with, and it's fine on DW Duty Treat, too. FP-10 is good, too, as DW recommends.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:52 AM
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I do use FP10, but am curious about what GI recommends since there is no manual. I could call but I hate to bother them.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:15 AM
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Am I to understand that a manufacturer sells $3,000-$4,000 guns whose finish is subject to damage if you use products commonly used to clean guns? Why?

This may be my lack of understanding but I shoot mostly STIs with what they call DLC coating that seem oblivious to any substance. Is that a greatly different substance?
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:28 PM
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Melonite........google it
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Old 12-16-2019, 06:22 PM
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Somehow I just don't think I could ever buy a gun from a company that tells me to use WD 40. The last time I bought a can of that it was only because my trucks had distributors with points in them. I also hate the smell. I'd rather use kerosene.......
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:37 PM
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Iíve found two cleaner / solvents with no stink, wonít hurt your skin or melonite.
The company is Bore Tech; they have a carbon remover and a bore solvent for barrel cleaning; Iíve had good results with both but you should oil your pistol after cleaning as the carbon cleaner leaves no oil behind.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:23 PM
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Outer's Nitro Solvent works for me.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:14 PM
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Something to do with the propellants, exactly what they are, I have no idea
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:52 AM
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I have heard people rave about Kroil for years, but I couldn't find anyone local that keeps it. Just for grins I tried Liquid Wrench, and it seems to work very well. It's sort of like CLP, but a little more of a solvent.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:24 AM
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I’ve found two cleaner / solvents with no stink, won’t hurt your skin or melonite.
The company is Bore Tech; they have a carbon remover and a bore solvent for barrel cleaning; I’ve had good results with both but you should oil your pistol after cleaning as the carbon cleaner leaves no oil behind.
A chemical product cleans what gunpowder explosions leave on metal and removes all oil, but is impervious to flesh?

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