Switch from a petroleum based CLP to a bio or synthetic based CLP

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    Switch from a petroleum based CLP to a bio or synthetic based CLP

    I have read that bio based firearm cleaners and lubes do not work mix well with petroleum based products. What is the best method to clean the petroleum products off. This is for a NON-gunsmith. I don't feel comfortable taking it any farther down than field strip, as described in the manual. I have a Smith and Wesson M&P 40 Shield.
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    Any good gun cleaner should do just fine. I have used brake parts cleaner on a couple to really get it good, but you have to be careful it won't damage the finish. Sig actually recommended it to me to clean out the factory lube gunk on a P250 I bought last year.
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    Use "non-chlorinated" brake cleaner. Or mineral sprits will do. Just use in well ventilated area.
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    Alcohol. The instructions should have suggestions too.

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    Any weapon solvent will work, I use MP7 as a solvent works great than I use froglube clp to lube it all over than wipe down with a towel.

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