What do you use to clean your weapons?

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    another for Ed's Red.

    you can mix up a gallon of it for around 9 bucks and it works as well as or better than most others.

    Look it up.

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    Been using Kleen Bore Copper Cutter & Solvent, and lubing up with their oil, and lately, been supplementing with Tetra gun grease. I am gonna switch to all Tetra gun stuff when ive used up all my other stuff.

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    Ed's Red---now that's interesting. Nice recipe. Might have some of the ingredients sitting around. I use acetone in the vehicle fuel tanks sometimes, no GM vehicles though, and the lanolin? Hmmmm. Nice info guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakatack View Post
    Hoppes # 9

    Never been a complaint about it's smell in this household.

    Grandpa used it, Dad used it, I use it. Can a smell be historic?
    I don't know why, but I love the smell. It's comforting.

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    Breakfree CLP.

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    Break Free & Shooter's Choice.

    Here is an interesting read on it:

    Rust Preventatives for Firearms
    The Gun Zone -- Corrosion test

    Best:
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    Break Free LP: No rust, bright.
    Eezox: No rust, bright.
    Sheath: No rust, slight darkening.

    Very Good:
    TW25-B: Trace rust freckling, slight darkening.
    RemOil: Slight rust freckling on bottom.
    3-in-One Oil: Trace rust.
    Bore Cote: Trace rust on bottom.
    WD-40: One small area of rust.

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    Rust Prevent: Two small rust spots, <20% coverage.

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    submitter's note: I don't like WD-40 for firearms, it's a water displacer, not a lubricant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I am using WeaponShield.
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    Agreed. I really like this stuff. I also use to fix squeaks on door hinges, garage door rollers, etc. This stuff work great as a household oil to lubricate some things.
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    I use Hoppes to clean and Mobil 1 for oil on most of my guns. For my new Noveske barreled AR it was recommended to use KG products 1-4, so I got some of that to use on that gun. Seems like good stuff....just expensive.

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    I'm sure there are a lot of good products on the market. We've always used Hoppe's #9 (What happened to Hoppe's #1-8 ?)

    I think it does have a historic smell for me, if I don't use/smell Hoppe's I don't feel like I've really cleaned a gun.
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    CLP, lots and lots of CLP. And a good brush.
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    Has anyone ever tried using Ed's Red in an ultrasonic cleaner??
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    RamRod...
    I dont think you have enough gun cleaning supplies....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Ed's Red---now that's interesting. Nice recipe. Might have some of the ingredients sitting around. I use acetone in the vehicle fuel tanks sometimes, no GM vehicles though, and the lanolin? Hmmmm. Nice info guys.


    The lanolin is optional... and really only would add it if I wanted to do a long term storage. I don't normally add it. I clean way often enough. At least everything within a year. So I never add it.

    You'll just need one quart of the ATF (Mercon/Dextron) and a Quart of Mineral Spirits... and a quart of the Acetone... and as to the K1 Kerosene you can substitute good clean Diesel fuel (I substitute with clean Bio diesel sometimes) or Home heating oil here and you got 1 gallon of it when your done.

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    Lanolin is natural grease derived from sheep wool. How did I rememember that?
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