Cleaning S&W 442

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    Cleaning S&W 442

    Have read here and was told by S&W customer rep to not use Hoppes 9 to clean the gun. He suggested Rem Oil or FP-10.

    I have some FP-10 I bought a few years ago and it says it is a lubricant. The FP-10 on store shelf says it cleans and lubes. Did they change the formula?

    What do you all use to clean and lube your 442?

    Thanks!

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    I swab the chambers and bore with Hoppes #9 - wipe it clean and give a touch of oil. I don't know anything about not using Hoppes #9, but I'm not worried about it.

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    Hoppes #9 is so popular and is used so much I can't see someone building a gun that #9 would hurt.

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    Do not do not do not use any sort of harsh degreaser - any of the brake cleaners in a can (Instaclean is the most common one for guns). It will eat right through the clearcoat. You should see my 637's backstrap. Luckily I didn't buy it to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    Hoppes #9 is so popular and is used so much I can't see someone building a gun that #9 would hurt.
    I agree, its what I have used on my guns for years. I havent had my 642 long but I use it on that also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus71383 View Post
    I swab the chambers and bore with Hoppes #9 - wipe it clean and give a touch of oil. I don't know anything about not using Hoppes #9, but I'm not worried about it.

    Austin
    Same here. Just don't get it all over the gun itself, and if you do, wipe it off. I also have a cloth, similar to the silicone cloths that is good for removing burn marks from the stainless steel cylinder.
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    I have used Hoppes 9 on the bore of my 637...but usually follow up with Rem oil and a dry patch...i'll be careful of the frame...Thanks!

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