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maguirre
April 6, 2011, 11:40 AM
Hi all,

What do you guys recommend to use on my DE to clean and lubricate. I understand that the gun needs to be oiled after being cleaned from time to time.
My DE is in brushed chrome finish.

Thanks,

maguirre

precision_shooter
April 6, 2011, 11:53 AM
I always just used Hoppes for cleaning the barrel, then CLP for other cleaning and lubrication. My DE in .357 Magnum worked perfectly every time as a result...

engineermike
April 6, 2011, 05:42 PM
I find Eezox and Royal Purple work well as lubes and both seem to keep my gun cleaner longer. Hoppes will clean anything.

seed
April 6, 2011, 06:55 PM
Weapons Shield. Whatever you use, run your DE wet...and then clean it well afterwards. Reliability of the DE often depends on you doing these things.

ClydeFrog
April 6, 2011, 11:05 PM
This topic pops up often on firearm forums. :)
In short, I'd read over the Desert Eagle/Kahr owner's manual.
I like using a high quality CLP(clean lube protect) product like Gunzilla, Eezox, Weaponshield, or Mpro7/LPX.
The German cleaner/gun oil Ballistol is very useful too.
A bore cleaning agent like good ole Hoppes #9, Sweets, Butch's Bore Solvent, 7.62 is good for barrels.
See www.Brownells.com www.Eezox.com www.Gunzilla.us www.mpro7.com www.Midway-USA.com .

Birchwood-Casey's excellent Synthetic Gun Cleaner may help also.

ClydeFrog