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May 12, 2011, 09:12 AM
Has anyone used Mil Pro-7 gun cleaner? This looks like good stuff, but there is a weird review on Amazon stating that it messed up an anodized finish, which I find hard to believe. Is this cleaner OK to use like REM CLP is?

May 12, 2011, 10:26 AM
Review from Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Hoppes-M-Pro-Gun-Cleaner-Bottle/product-reviews/B00162PQTG/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1):
My husband bought this on the advice of a friend. Awesome cleaner, BUT...it did damage to the blueing on any anodized surface. Worked really well on the non-anodized surfaces such as my Springfield xd. so...all in all-wonderful product but don't use on anodized materials!!!
The above review, which I think you are referencing, seems a bit... confused.
I use and LOVE M Pro-7. Their copper cleaner works really well too. I use it in an ultrasonic cleaner. I like it because it works and It doesn't feel like the fumes are killing me (wear gloves!)
I use it on my AR-15 and have seen no damage to the anodizing. I do not own any blued guns so I cannot speak to any ill effects, on that type of finish.



May 12, 2011, 10:46 AM
Too late, I've been using M-Pro 7 on every kind of finish for many years.

Sounds like a bad anodizing job. M-Pro 7 is just high-tech soap.

May 12, 2011, 10:53 AM
Thanks guys. Yes, that is the review I was talking about. The reviewer raves about the product and then makes an offhand comment that it can ruin the finish on your gun. Riiiiggghhht....

My Smith recommended Mil Pro 7 cleaner and gun oil, so I'll give it a try. By the way he commented that one of the things he likes about it is that he has to be around solvents, oils, and cleaners all day and the MP 7 is the least toxic that he could find, FWIW.

May 17, 2011, 02:48 AM
Mpro7's new high tech LPX CLP(clean lube protect) is getting a lot of + buzz.
It's sold online here; www.Brownells.com www.Policehq.com or see www.Mpro7.com .

Peter M. Eick
May 21, 2011, 02:01 PM
I have been an mpro7 fan for years. It has not hurt any of my anodized framed guns yet and I use it in an ultrasonic.

Great stuff.

May 21, 2011, 06:47 PM
I also like it, but I have wondered for a long time how a water-based product does not cause problems with rust. I mean, what would happen if a water-based product seaped into a crevice and remained there for a long time without being noticed?

G. Freeman
May 21, 2011, 08:26 PM
Been using M-pro for years and use it almost exclusively on all my firearms with the exception of very tough leading or copper fouling in the barrel bore. With Mpro, i'm now able to clean my guns in the house, as opposed to when I use Hoppe's (I use this in the garage).

Mpro-7 is not water based but rather alcohol based. It will not cause rust, but since it removes all traces of oil from the surface, you should put a light film of oil on the cleaned surface if you do not plan to reassemble the parts for a long time. But in many cases, I've left gun parts treated w/ Mpro dry for many weeks without the appearance of rust as long as I handled the parts without sweat in my hands.

May 22, 2011, 05:52 AM
Thanks G.!

May 22, 2011, 10:44 AM
Lots of new chemistry has become available for gun cleaning over the last dozen years or so, and I've tried a lot of them. MilPro7 caused no problems that I noted. Mil-comm MC25 cleaner is similar. Soapy scent, but not strong or offensive.

I now use Boretech Eliminator for bores and chambers most of the time. It is water-based, but with corrosion inhibitors so you can leave it in a bore without causing rust. It eats copper so fast it etches brass jags. It removes carbon well and even etches lead alloy slowly. Non-toxic, bio-degradable, and the hands down winner of the low-to-know odor competition. Being water-based it works on corrosive primer residue especially well, too.

Gunzilla CLP is one of the best carbon cleaners I've run into. It's a non-toxic, biodegradable, vegetable-oil-based cleaner whose odor isn't strong or objectionable. It leaves a lubricating film behind that doesn't attract dust. (I'm always skeptical of claims to "repel" dust. That would take a strong static charge transfer; I assume they actually mean it doesn't stick well.)

I think this trend is interesting, toward more effective, less toxic, less smelly, environmentally friendly cleaners, and nobody at the EPA had to make any of them do it.

May 22, 2011, 01:26 PM
I started using both the M-pro-7 & the M-pro-7 copper remover about 6 months ago.
Following the instructions I've used it on blued steel, anodized alloy, paint over park & parkerized surfaces with absolutely zero problems.

It works well & smells less than some others & doesn't have limitations on how long you can leave it in the bore.

Good stuff, use it with confidence.

May 22, 2011, 04:57 PM
I keep a spray bottle of "simple green / mean green / orange blast / fabuloso" diluted about 4:1 ratio, on my bench at all times. I also use these organic non-toxic epa approved cleaners in my ultrasonic cleaner. Works very well to clean firearms, parts, & scopes.

After cleaning, blow the parts / frame / slide / cylinder with compressed air and then dry with a soft towel. Parts will require lubrication before reassembly. Have been using this method for almost 30 years with no problems & no complaints.

Non-toxic, no fumes, biodegradable, non-flammable, gentle on your skin, & can be filtered and reused several times before disposal on the ground or down the sink.