Gun Solvent Stinks! What do you use?

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    Gun Solvent Stinks! What do you use?

    I was cleaning my guns in the house tonight and I hate doing this because the solvent I use really stinks everything up. Even with fans going and a screen door open, the fumes are noxious.

    Are there any good bore solvents/gun cleaning solutions out there that work well but do not stink so bad?

    Thanks!

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    Sorry. Can't help you. I love the smell of Hoppes #9. It's kind of comforting.

    Edit: Some people use WD40. If you can take the smell of that, it work pretty good.

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    You are probably using Hoppe's #9, quite a nice smell. Break free-CLP, doesn't have as strong of a smell, and works pretty good.
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    gun juice

    EEZOX best stuff in the world it lubs dries clear, protects from rust etc and smells pretty good to and best of all IT WORKS like advertized

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    My Wife is super solvent sensitive.
    I use Weaponshield now. No Smell at all.
    Cleaning is a breeze after the first time you use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    Sorry. Can't help you. I love the smell of Hoppes #9. It's kind of comforting...
    I love the smell of #9 and militec in the mourning, it smells like... reliability.
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    There are just some smells I love. Hoppes#9 is definitely one of them... Wd40 too... DL hand cleaner.....
    I tell my wife that she should take some hoppes and dab it behind her ears if she wants to get me really excited.....
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    CLP Breakfree. I've been keeping an eye out for weaonshield, but haven't seen it locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    My Wife is super solvent sensitive.
    I use Weaponshield now. No Smell at all.
    Cleaning is a breeze after the first time you use it.
    CLICK HERE to visit their website.
    Impressive, I'll have to give that a shot. Thanks for that link.
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    I can't believe nobody mentioned MPro-7 yet. I use WS for quick cleaning and lubrication, but I like the odor-free MPro for a thorough cleaning. I can clean all day-even at the kitchen table-and not get a single death threat from the wife.
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    hoppes#9 stinks? sorry to hear that, it brings back fond memories every time I use it from decades gone by. Honestly no more "stink" then isopyropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Anything strong is going to have a smell to it.

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    I use Hoppes Elite thanks to JD and Lima. It works great and has no smell at all (well, compared to Hoppes #9!)

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    Bore Cleaner

    I use a lot of this at the gunshop.Gunslick - Gun Care Made Easy - Cleaners-Degreasers

    Works great and low odor. I use a little tiny bit of Gun Scrubber to clean the residue out and X1 grease for lube.https://host8.successfulhosting.com/...2&bestseller=Y


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    I don't suppose anybody noticed that the OP did not specify the brand of solvent he's using?

    Why are so many people assuming it's Hoppe's #9?


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    I use Hoppes and Breakfree CLP. Sorry you think your gun solvent stinks, but I love the smell of most of all the solvents. I think all the years of smelling JP-8 jet fuel has ruined me. I tried some Weaponshield as a free sample and it smelled like cinnamon and worked well...you should give it a try.

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