GUN Cleaning your gun.

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  1. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    I bought a Hoppes cleaning kit for my handgun, but had a two questions. What do you guys use besides those 1.5 inch cleaning patches to wipe down the exterior of your gun? Can I use a microfiber towel, mabye just a paper towel with the cleaning solution on it? Also, is there a cleaning solution that isn't primarily composed of kerosene? That stuff is rediculous and I end up with a headache after a few minutes.

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  2. mrbill

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    i use the gray silicone cloths for wiping down the exterior. as for chemicals, i have some aerosol scrubber stuff but mostly i just use break free. i've also got some hoppes copper remover but rarely have to use it.
     
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    i just use those blue shop paper towels cause they;re a little softer. But those silicone cloths are cool, so i may try those out.
     
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    I use silicone clothes and just cotton rags sometimes, pretty much all solvents are going give ya a headache most are all petrol based, the stuff in aeresol cans odor isnt as strong as hoppes though, just open up a window while your doing it
     
  5. kellyclan

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    I've always used the soaked patches to wipe down everything.

    Open a window for the smell, you'll come to crave the old #9 high in time.
     
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    I use Break-Free CLP
     
  7. amill94

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    I used the stuff I had but stole some make-up remover pads from the g/f as well as some q-tips. Worked really well. Only problem I had was when I was putting the Glock 19 back together. The slide? didn't want to go all the way back on. It slide all the way to back except for mabye 1/4 of an inch. I played around for a little, then I pushed down the small plate on the back and that let the slide come all the way back.
     
  8. krott5333

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    silicone for the win0rs..

    most of the time I dont even use a cleaner.. I just spray remoil in random places and wipe it off. thats usually my gun cleaning routine

    :hsughno:
     
  9. krott5333

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    this guy I talk to every day, he said he did an experiment, he took a board, drove a bunch of nails into it, and put it outside on his porch.. then he sprayed each nail with a different gun oil..

    he said remoil did the best
     
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    same here depending on gun I may rub some cleaner at the end of the barrel but other then that usually oil on a rag and rub down the exterior for my metal guns, the glock well i clean inside :o no need to do anything to the exterior not like its going to rust or something
     
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    I use Hoppe's #9 and/or Hoppe's Copper Solvent depending on what I'm cleaning. Rifles I always use the copper solvents.

    The handguns are easy to clean. Wet patch down the barrel, wet brush down the barrel a few times, another wet patch down the barrel, then a few dry ones.

    I oil the gun up, operate the action a few times, and then wipe down the outside with a scrap rag or some paper towels to remove any excess oil and that's it. I also got one of those grey silicone rags too.
     
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    you know... On this board we use to get a periodic comment about a Glock KB or XDs rusting in a thread about that type of handgun but then you came along and started pushing this shit in every single thread. Now it's constant... It can be a thread about a fucking Ruger 22/45 and out of no where you'll get a "Good thing it's not a XD though so you don't have to deal with rust"
     
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    does anyone use a bore snake, are they worth the money, and wwhats the procedure for them.
     
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    I had one and would soak the front of it where they have sort of metal brushes with solvent and pull it through the barrel. I would do it a couple times and that's it.

    For a quick in the field cleaning they work great but do not really work out any built up copper at all. If I wanted to clean the barrel really well, then I'd have to use a cleaning rod and patches. I only had a snake for my rifles though.

    I'm sure they would work really well on handguns since I don't seem to have a huge problem with copper build up in my handguns.
     
  15. krott5333

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    why you gotta send me on a guilt trip like dat nigga :squint:
     
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    Well, he has a point there doesn't he. :mamoru: :bigthumb:
     
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    They work ok I've got them in most calibers for my weapons, for thorough cleaning ill still run a few patches through afterwards to get it all 100% clean.
     
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    i've got one. works pretty well. as mentioned before, it isn't the best if you're trying to get copper fouling out, but for general cleaning purposes, it works. i usually just put some break free in front of the brushes and then pull it through(breech to muzzle).
     

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