What cleaning supplies do you need?

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    What cleaning supplies do you need?

    What basic cleaning supplies do you think you need in your gun cleaning kit. I understand brushes, rods and such... I'm talking more so what chemicals do you use and for what purposes?

    Remington gun oil
    Outers Nitro Solvent
    Birchwood Casey gun scrubber
    A bottle of Hoppes #9
    A can of Break Free
    HB Bore Bright
    Mil-spec grease pots

    These are what I have, but I'm not sure what is used for what. I have rough ideas, maybe someone can help me a little better. What of my above list is redundant, what should I pitch, what should I keep and what does each one specifically do?

    In addition what do you use to cover all bases in cleaning your guns?

    Thanks

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    Gunzilla is all I need, and it will do all of that. I keep things simple nowadays, and I'm a better person for it.

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    I'll second that. I replaced all of my cleaning supplies with Gunzilla. I'm also using it for lubrication. I may use Weaponshield in the future for lubrication though...

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    Gunzilla all the way for cleaning. Still use Hoppes #9 oil for lubrication.

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    Break-Free CLP for general wipedown and spot lube. M-Pro spray for quickie bore spritz followed by a BoreSnake. Hoppe's No. 9 for general bore cleaning the traditional way.

    Autopistols get Slide Glide on the rails, barrel bushing and hood, any place where oil would normally migrate off due to gravity (but I live in AZ and cold-weather operation is not a concern).

    The ARs get Slip 2000 for lube per some very experienced pros.

    Some other stuff gets used on occasion, like Gun Scrubber, but not with any regularity. My only "anti" recommendation is Rem Oil, which *for me* was about as useful as WD40 on my hunting weapons.
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    Gunzilla will do everything the other stuff you mentioned will, only better. It really is that good!

    I was skeptical at first, reading people comments and talking to others I decided to try it. I've never looked back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    Gunzilla will do everything the other stuff you mentioned will, only better. It really is that good!

    I was skeptical at first, reading people comments and talking to others I decided to try it. I've never looked back.
    Guess I've been living in a cave... I'll find some and give it a whirl.
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    I've been looking though a lot of info from some different forums on Chemical care of firearms(and knives for that matter). Two stand out as the number one pick. Eezox, and Gunzilla(which I'm leaning toward). I've read all the comparable like and dislikes of these, but have yet to find anyone that has used both, so they might like to step in and tell us which you like better or the same.
    Anyway, to the poster, it really seems that Gunzilla is going to be my next chemical purchase. Neither of which have a store that sells it with in 75 miles of here so I'll order it on line.
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    Breakfree CLP for about 99% of everything.

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    +1 for Break Free CLP. I have some M7Pro as well that I have soaked a cylinder in that I bought used and horribly gunked up. But CLP is my go-to cleaner.
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    #9 and oil works for me. has for many mango seasons.
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    Gunzilla for cleaning, I use Shooter's Choice gun grease to lube rails and metal-on-metal contact points.
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    I have recently switched to Gunzilla and really like it. I continue to use Miltec 1 for lube even though many of the Gunzilla fans will tell you you do not need any lube beyond Gunzilla

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    I use rennaissance wax for the exterior, and remington 40x bore cleaner for the barrel, and CLP for lube. Works fine. I shoot once or twice per week.
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