View Full Version : Good choice in cleaning product please

December 2, 2012, 11:21 AM
I have been away from shooting for a while but am back into it again. Does anyone have a favorite product for general cleaning (barrel, etc) which is quick and easy to use? Thanks for any suggestions.

Would also like to know about a lube product which doesn't attract a lot of dirt, dust etc.

December 2, 2012, 12:04 PM
patch-Out Wioe-Out , works great no smell. MidwayUSA


December 2, 2012, 12:55 PM
I have three non-toxic CLP favorites right now and can't say which one I like best so I keep them all around: Ballistol - the original CLP and Frog Lube and Gunzilla. These are all great non-toxic products that work

December 2, 2012, 01:14 PM
Would also like to know about a lube product which doesn't attract a lot of dirt, dust etc. No such thing. None "attract" dirt/dust, but all will trap it, if it comes in contact with it. That is the nature of all "wet" lube products. It you want lubrication without sticking to dirt with which it comes into contact, you must use one of the dry/drying products like "Dri-slide".

Carne Frio
December 2, 2012, 01:44 PM
I'm a fan of Gunzilla. As for a dry lube, I have heard
that Militec has a product that goes on wet then the
carrier evaporates, leaving a dry part on the metal.

Metal god
December 2, 2012, 01:44 PM
Quick and easy is a no brainer CLP it cleans and lubes all in one . I use Hoppe's #9 for the bore and any other high carbon area . Then clean everything else with CLP. Then depending on what firearm it is I will use anything from CLP , Frog lube or Slip 2000 EWL 30 to lube moving parts .

December 2, 2012, 06:03 PM
anything from frog lube is amazing. they make a really good kit for like 30 bucks thats a clp and a paste lube. after trying so many different products i exclusively use there stuff after trying it once.

Shane Tuttle
December 2, 2012, 06:51 PM
Hoppe's #9 for the bore. Switching over to Shooter's Choice and/or Hoppe's (Elite?) bore foam stuff when I run out.

I use Eezox on the entire gun. Then I use TetraGrease on everything that slides or on the locking lugs on my 1911s. Eezox is one of, if not, THE best corrosion preventatives and is an excellent lubricant. It also resists fingerprints, dust, dirt, etc. You use both products sparingly.

Bud Helms
December 2, 2012, 06:58 PM
There are a couple of recent, good threads on this topic in Gear & Accys.

Let's take it there.

December 2, 2012, 07:00 PM
For general bore cleaning I use Dexron transmission fluid.

December 2, 2012, 07:27 PM

December 2, 2012, 08:59 PM
I found a product called Gun Scrubber which seems to work well, anyone use it?

Zekest Crowe
December 2, 2012, 10:15 PM
Hoppe's #9

I use so much of the stuff I never wear rubber gloves anymore; the stuff is in my system now and helping me live longer!

December 2, 2012, 10:25 PM
"Eezox is one of, if not, THE best corrosion preventatives"

Testing has demonstrated it is the best at preventing corrosion/rust.

Shane Tuttle
December 2, 2012, 10:34 PM
And you're ALWAYS going to have someone state their "tests" have proven 'X' product is best.

That's why I was careful with the wording of my statement.

December 2, 2012, 10:38 PM
I keep my mind open, but from what I have seen Eezox is the best. I don't use it, but what other product will provide better rust prevention? I would like to know. I have not seen it. I live in the desert so rust is less of a consideration.

December 2, 2012, 10:48 PM
This is what I found and confirms my "opinion."
Eezox is THE best corrosion preventative


I have yet to see Eezox bested head to head.

Metal god
December 2, 2012, 10:56 PM
I use so much of the stuff I never wear rubber gloves anymore


HELP ME im mmellllting :D


December 2, 2012, 10:58 PM
I use the 2 layer latex/nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight

December 2, 2012, 11:22 PM
Here's another vote for Wipe-Out and Patch-Out. Not only are they odor free as they don't contain ammonia, it is safe to leave these two products in the barrel overnight. Just spray or swab it in the barrel, leave it overnight, then patch it out the next day. No more scrubbing with brushes, no odor.

December 2, 2012, 11:37 PM
Come on, nobody else uses automatic transmission fluid for a cleaner/gun oil?

December 3, 2012, 12:54 AM
CLP can be left in the barrel overnight, it is even recommended. the next day repeat to get the stuff loosened overnight. Cleans, Lubricates & Preserves.

Metal god
December 3, 2012, 12:57 AM
If I know Im not going to use a rifle/gun for a while I run a wet patch of CLP down the bore and put the gun away . I hope thats OK :confused:

December 3, 2012, 01:06 AM
M-Pro 7 Bore Ge (http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/solvents-degreasers/bore-solvents/m-pro-7-trade-bore-cleaning-gel-prod23150.aspx)l for cleaning the barrel and Break Free CLP to protect the metal from corrosion. The main reason is that M-Pro 7 not only works very well but it smells good enough to that you can clean in your kitchen without getting in trouble with SWMBO ;). I store it in the fridge to keep it extra thick.

December 3, 2012, 07:26 PM
There are a few top CLPs out there; Gunzilla LPX Weaponshield Ballistol.

Don't use a lot. A small bottle should last you with regular use.

Check Brownells too. They sell a lot of great gun cleaning & gun care products.
www.mpro7.com www.gunzilla.us www.brownells.com

December 3, 2012, 07:50 PM
I have heard about quite a few things here that I was not aware of at all.
Thanks very much guys.