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Nodust
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Gun cleaner and lube



I know it's been discussed but I wasn't paying attention. I've heard Ballistol is good as cleaner and lube.

What's the recommendations.







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Hammertime
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apples
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re: Gun cleaner and lube


I have always used Hoppe's and RemOil. Seems to be working well for all of my guns


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VetteGuy
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re: Gun cleaner and lube


Add Breakfree to that.





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Carson123987
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I have always used Hoppe's and RemOil






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TigerTatorTots
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quote:

I have always used Hoppe's and RemOil. Seems to be working well for all of my guns
I have both, but still cant figure out when to use one over the other. Ive just been using Hoppes until I figure out what Remoil does differently, if anything






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Nodust
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Hickok45 was using Ballistol in one of his videos. That's what made me think about it.





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hashbrowns
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I've been seeing some really positive review about Fireclean and will be giving it a try in a few months.





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Hammertime
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I have both, but still cant figure out when to use one over the other. Ive just been using Hoppes until I figure out what Remoil does differently, if anything
Hoppe's #9 to clean gun and barrel
Rem Oil to oil it up
Q-tips to spread out the Rem Oil and make sure there isn't too much on anything
Cycle it a bunch and run Q-tips over it again


I am not sure what is "better" about other cleaners. Hoppe's cleans all of the stuff I need cleaned. Also not sure what is better about other oils than Rem Oil. It oils stuff up and lasts long



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Langston
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Hoppe's #9 to clean gun and barrel
Rem Oil to oil it up
Q-tips to spread out the Rem Oil and make sure there isn't too much on anything
Cycle it a bunch and run Q-tips over it again


Thats exactly what I do, except try to use a cotton tshirt to wipe with. Wife bought me a couple packs of the wrong size and I openned them the other day so I have a fresh supply

I hear a lot of hate on rem oil, even on here, but I cant help but wonder what people are doing that are havign trouble with it. Maybe putting too much since its in an aerosol can? I always spray it on my cloth then wipe it on. Then get a clean one and wipe away excess.






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OntarioTiger
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Breakfree ftw





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KG6
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Is there a need to get the Hoppe's #9 solvent off of the barrel and gun parts besides just wiping it off. I always just run patches and wipe everything down, then oil what needs to be oiled. I just want to be sure it's okay to just wipe away the solvent without cleaning it off with something else. Don't want to be messing up the finishes on any of my guns





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Hoppe's #9 to clean gun and barrel Rem Oil to oil it up Q-tips to spread out the Rem Oil and make sure there isn't too much on anything Cycle it a bunch and run Q-tips over it again


Hoppe's also has a lubricating oil that I use on choke tube threads.
The knock on Rem-Oil is the teflon. I think it burns and can get gummy. I have not had this happen in my SX2 though.






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Hammertime
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aerosol can
I have a squirt bottle for bigger areas and a little dropper bottle that I can get into tight spots






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MSWebfoot
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It won't hurt the finish.
I would not leave it on duratouch though. It may make it peel.






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angus1838
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During season i use outers scent free gun oil on my rifles and don't worry too much about cleaning. After season they get hoppes #9 and rem oil.





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Helo
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I have switched over almost completely to Ballistol for almost everything. When I need a degreasing if I am really cleaning, I use GunScrubber.






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Ace Midnight
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Breakfree ftw


Much as I hate the lingering smell and mess, it is all you need for a Glock or an AR.






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dpd901
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I've used Royal Purple from Cabela's for years on my shotguns. We hunt brackish water and my guns are in great shape.





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VetteGuy
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the lingering smell


I kinda like it.






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