What do you use to clean your weapons?

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    Hoppes #9. JB cleaner after a long day at the range.
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    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.
    I don't add the lanolin either. Works well enough with out it.
    The beauty of Eds Red is that you can buy all of the ingredients at Wamart or Lowe's. That makes it very convenient.

    It does need to be stored in a glass bottle though.
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    you know just some soap and water, nah just joking I use Tetra
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    Hoppe's #9 for the barrell, Remoil for cleaning and to lube the outside, and synthetic motor oil for the moving parts (pistol rails and rifle bolts).
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    Q-tips (a MUST for mouses like p3at),CLP Break-free, Hoppes #9, can't remeber the brand nitro solvent for cleaning(came with the kit for everything I had to get,basic cleaning kit.)? MP Pro,and FP10.Boresnakes for the .40S&W,and .380ACP,...those come in handy for long range sessions and cleaning at home. I've been wanting to try Royal Purples synthetic gun oil,as I run Royal Purple motor oil in my Acura,and Hyundai and absolutely LOVE the stuff (so much,ALL, ALLL of my friends use nothing but in their cars,and convinced most of THEIr friends to use it,lol.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    RamRod...
    I dont think you have enough gun cleaning supplies....
    LOL! I think RamRod needs at least another shelving unit worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I am using WeaponShield.
    The lastest generation of C.L.P. Cleans - Lubricates - Protects
    Formulated by the inventor of Firepower FP10.

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    I kid you not, George Fennel has come up with a winner here. I was having to run my competition gun almost sopping wet last fall to get through a 150rd match, combination of tight slide, lots of powder residue, and spring issues. Got a sample of Weapon Shield, and it made a world of difference. Won't use anything else. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I am using WeaponShield.
    The lastest generation of C.L.P. Cleans - Lubricates - Protects
    Formulated by the inventor of Firepower FP10.

    More and Complete Information Coming Soon to a DefensiveCarry Forum Near You.
    +1! I switched a couple months ago... this stuff is really good!
    I still also use a little TW-25B too.
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    I use Prolix. It is a different smell than Hoppe's, and a milder one I think, and it cleans very nicely.

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    Staples on my bench are Hoppe's No. 9, Sweet's 7.62 bore solvent, and G.I. bore cleaner (the old stuff). I lubricate with any plain ol' machine oil and protect the metal surfaces with RIG.

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    My wife likes the smell of Hoppes #9

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    Tetra Everything.
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    I use the Tetra package. well worth it.
    very fine stuff that really keeps the dirt out of the pores.
    i love it

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    gosh...it has been Hoppes 9 and Rem oil for 50 years now that I think about it...

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    I use hoppes #9 to clean everything. I sometimes use bore snakes on the range during extended sessons, but they all get the rods with brushes and patches when I get home. RemOil on most of the guns, Remington DryLube on the Glock.

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