Best Gun Cleaning Solvent

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by GrandpoppyJack, Apr 6, 2019.

What is the best gun cleaner?

  1. Hoppes No. 9

    10 vote(s)
  2. M-Pro7

    7 vote(s)
  3. Other

    14 vote(s)
  1. GrandpoppyJack

    GrandpoppyJack Member

    Jul 16, 2018
    just wondering what everyone prefers.
  2. scottl

    scottl Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    Good ole #9
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  3. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Shooter's choice ( spray can says shotgun & choke tube cleaner ) but I use it on all my handguns as well.

    ( my 2nd choice is Ballistol )..
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  4. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I use Hoppe's no 9 for an aftershave now. I grew up with it but it doesn't clean like MP-7.
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    Apr 5, 2015
    Ballistol....which makes a relatively dry martini as well.
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  6. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    Hoppes....and i let my barrels soak in Kroil before cleaning with Hoppes....make's em easier to clean and they come out great. Kroil helps loosen anything in the barrel....Hoppes cleans it out...
  7. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Shooters Choice
  8. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member

    Aug 27, 2017
    Ballistol works for me
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  9. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 22, 2019
    Hoppe's Elite Gun Cleaner! No ammonia like others to potentially affect finishes.
  10. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    break free or kroil
  11. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Homebuilt Ed's Red
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  12. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Pistols are much easier to clean than rifles (bores) but still use the same chemicals on both depending on the need. Butches Bore Shine, Sweets 7.62 and CLP.

    Also use CRC Brake Cleaner.. Buy it by the case...
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  13. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    FP-10 or Non Chlorinated Brake Cleaner when I need a real punch.
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  14. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Yes sir---hose them down with CRC (great for slide rails and the frame and to patch out one bore solvent before using another type) then spray with CLP works like a charm..
  15. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    M-Pro 7 for me, not stinky and works really well.
  16. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Hoppes #9. Weapon shield clp on the plastic guns. Oh and brake clean/gun scrubber.

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  17. TAG TX

    TAG TX Member

    Apr 3, 2019
    Butch's Bore Shine or BoreTech Eliminator.
  18. jfrey

    jfrey Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 10, 2012
    Hoppes bore jel or Shooters Choice
  19. GaryC

    GaryC New Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    BreakFree CLP
  20. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017

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