Gun Cleaners Etc.
First off I appologize if this is posted in the wrong section wasn't sure where to go for this.
I recently bought my first gun and was wondering if you could suggest a spray cleaner to use?
I have read about "Break Free" and products like that...are they good to use?
If not, Why? And some are dry lube is that OK ?
Thanks for your help.
Check out KG-12, Sharpshooter Wipeout (foam). Use cleaning jags, not slotted tips, for barrel cleaning. Brake cleaner works great for blasting out gunk, but you have to reapply lube.
Here's something I've been testing. So far, I'm impressed with it. It's replaced four products I'd normally use on my pistols.
I use Break Free CLP for nearly all cleaning/lubing on all of my guns. If there is noticeable lead or copper fouling I will use a product specifically made for that use. Otherwise, a bit of Hoppes gun grease on the rails of my semi-auto pistols is about the only additional product needed.
CLP is a great multi-purpose product!
Be sure to carefully read the instructions on any product you decide on. Some can damage a finish on plastic or metal.
I'll second the use of Gunzilla.
An odd name for the product but bottom line it works...and isn't harmful to your skin nor will it funk you out of your home.
IMHO Breakfree CLP is the best all around product that there is. I started using in the Marines 20 yrs ago and have used it ever since. I have yet to have a firearm develop rust or any lubrication related problem.
The only other thing I use is Hoppe's #9 solvent for occasional bore cleaning. Breakfree will work for that too, I just get nostalgic every once in a while and yearn for the smell of Hoppe's.
I use Weapon Shield. Very good stuff! I thought I read somewhere that it's made by the guy who invented Break Free.
Welcome to Weapon Shield - Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative for Weapons
And the list goes on... :cheerleader1:
Right now I am using WeaponShield and I am very pleased with it. I really never had a problem with BreakFree and I have used it ever since the first year that it hit the market. I think WeaponShield cleans a bit better than BreakFree.
Gunzilla has been getting some rave reports and reviews.
I have not tried it yet though. It has my curiousity peaked.
Buying some Gunzilla and checking it out is on my "things to do" list.
Mine too. Do you think there would be interest in trying to start a group buy? I'd take a bottle or three.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
Be very careful what you use the Break Free on.
It has methylene chloride in it, which is paint remover.
I realized that after it removed the silver reciever paint from my Ruger 10/22 stainless and put stain marks on the plastic stock......:frown:
On the positive side, it really cleaned the gun!
+1 on the be careful!
Originally Posted by mmargotta
Breakfree will dissolve the paint used on your sights to make those nice little dots.
I've been using Breakfree CLP for a decade as a cleaner and rust inhibitor.
But after using Gunzilla to clean last week a 1911 I'd been durability and function testing recently that had not been cleaned nor lubed since May (!) following just over 8K rounds of use (training and IDPA), I am sold.
I'd expected major major MAJOR work investment to get it clean but nope this stuff pulled everything out and as marketed and indicated by user reviews cleaned the bore so well it literally squeaked as in squeaky clean.
The gun looks brand new and yesterday I took her out for a follow on function test and it not only runs like a top but cycles by hand noticeably more smoothly than it had prior on Breakfree + the same lube alone (I've been using Brian Enos' 'Slide Glide' which also has for me proven to be excellent).
It's non-toxic, biodegradable, low foul odor (the polar opposite of Hoppes #9!), and it doesn't cost an arm or leg. I'm sold and would buy again.