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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby puma guy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:19 pm

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DanD wrote:I have been using M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner. It's non-toxic, environmentally safe, does a really good job at removing carbon and it does not stink.

http://www.mpro7.com/m-pro7-gun-cleaner.html

Edited to add that the M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner has no odor. Here is an explanation as to why http://www.mpro7.com/if-it-doesnt-smell ... -work.html


I've tested numerous solvents and M Pro 7 is one of the best for cleaning out of the dozen or so I tested. Granted it was no scientific test but just my own experiment. I did not care for Froglube or Ballistil. I still mainly use 50/50 Hopes and Kroil. No I don't use gloves, I have spent the majority of my life in chemical plants so cleaning solvents won't do any more harm than my daily work routine. I use the solvent as cologne anyway so I don't mind the smell.

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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby Abraham » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:12 pm

Until very recently, all I've used is Hoppes No. 9 without gloves.

Sure, I didn't wear gloves and I've only had cancer once...and I'm not kidding.

Well, ok, it was a melanoma, which if not caught in time is 98% of the time is fatal, but whose counting...?

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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby C-dub » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:28 pm

IIRC, Froglube, which I also use, is not a solvent and is not intended for the removal of scoring or gun powder build up, but I could be wrong. The MPro-7 stuff is and works very well. I'll use it if I'm not in the mood to use the sonic cleaner or sometimes before throwing the parts into the sonic cleaner if they are especially grimy from a long day or couple days of use.
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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby Glock4ever » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:26 am

Used gloves for the first time when cleaning a semi auto shotgun. Broke 2 of the nitrile gloves and then gave up


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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby twomillenium » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:55 am

I started using gloves about 10 years ago, not because of the toxins but because I found it so much easier to clean my hands that were already stained from years of not using gloves on other activities at work. I use the Harbor Freight blue nitrile gloves. I try to keep several boxes on hand so I can replenish when they are on sale. (which is often)
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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby rbwhatever1 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:45 am

No gloves here. I can barely field strip firearms without springs flying with my bare hands. I imagine gloves would be a no go for me. We keep many boxes of gloves around for other stuff...

Regarding smells, I'm trying to carry on tradition from my ancestors. My grandfathers house smelled of Hoppes, Absorbing Junior and Icy Hot. My dads smells like Hoopes mainly with a hint of Icy Hot if hes not using Blue Emu. Mine is just hoppes and gun oil for now. Not in a hurry to advance to Icy Hot stage...
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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby yerasimos » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:09 pm

One contribution I would like to make to this thread (sorry if someone already posted it) is to post this link to a glove manufacturer's guide for selecting gloves based upon chemical compatibility. This will help a user to:

1. Look up the MSDS for a given cleaning product, lubricant or whatever (contact the product manufacturer or go to their website).
2. Check the formulation for whatever chemicals it contains in the largest percentages.
3. Cross-reference the chemicals with the glove material indicated in the guide that will resist those chemicals best.

http://www.ansellpro.com/download/Ansell_7thEditionChemicalResistanceGuide.pdf


Liberty enquired about CLP earlier in the thread. My opinion, take it or leave it, is that it is unrealistic to expect a single product to perform three different functions properly (cleaning, lubricating, protecting, hence the acronym). Furthermore, I have not been impressed the few times I have used CLP. I reckon it can function okay as a lubricant on a limited, temporary basis until I can find something better for the application; this is how I would choose to use it and presently use it.


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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby casp625 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:14 pm

I don't wear gloves and I use the Gunzilla stuff. Doesn't stink one bit either.

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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby timdsmith72 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:56 am

I love the smell of gun oil and have never worn them. :lol:
Never even thought about it, really. Interesting discussion.


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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby Nuts » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:05 pm

I thought hops #9 was a cologne that worked good for cleaning firearms.


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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby pushpullpete » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:55 pm

Yes, for many yrs for most of the reasons already stated. I learned a few decades ago that I was living longer than expected & decided to
take better care of my skin (It is the largest organ of the human body).

SIGFan43 wrote:I use Hoppe's Elite gun cleaner, CLP, and oil when cleaning my pistols. After cleaning my pistols 2 weeks ago, my excema on the sides of my hands near the small finger joints flared up, leaving itchy cracks on my hands. For those of you who live with this issue, you know sometimes it takes days for it to get better. I use a prescription ointment to treat my itchy spots when my hands dry out. I definitely think gun solvents caused that flare-up, so I will wear some of my blue Nitrile gloves I bought at Sam's for dirty jobs every time I clean my pistols. Great idea! Thanks, guys, for bringing this issue to my attention.


SIGFan43, after putting the ointment on your hands put on a pr of gloves for as long as you can take it. The increased moisture has
helped w absorbtion for me & shortens recovery time. This even works for dry hands & plain lotion.

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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby SIGFan43 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:35 pm

Nuts wrote:I thought hops #9 was a cologne that worked good for cleaning firearms.

Back in the 1970s, several of my friends agreed that if we could wear aftershave or cologne that smelled like Hoppe's No. 9 or cordite, we would all buy some. :lol:
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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby SIGFan43 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:40 pm

pushpullpete wrote:Yes, for many yrs for most of the reasons already stated. I learned a few decades ago that I was living longer than expected & decided to
take better care of my skin (It is the largest organ of the human body).

SIGFan43 wrote:I use Hoppe's Elite gun cleaner, CLP, and oil when cleaning my pistols. After cleaning my pistols 2 weeks ago, my excema on the sides of my hands near the small finger joints flared up, leaving itchy cracks on my hands. For those of you who live with this issue, you know sometimes it takes days for it to get better. I use a prescription ointment to treat my itchy spots when my hands dry out. I definitely think gun solvents caused that flare-up, so I will wear some of my blue Nitrile gloves I bought at Sam's for dirty jobs every time I clean my pistols. Great idea! Thanks, guys, for bringing this issue to my attention.


SIGFan43, after putting the ointment on your hands put on a pr of gloves for as long as you can take it. The increased moisture has
helped w absorbtion for me & shortens recovery time. This even works for dry hands & plain lotion.

I used to wear the blue nitrile gloves at the Little Rock postal distribution center on the flat sorting machine, and my gloves would tear open at the finger tips several times each night, and my hands would be sweating, so yes, plenty of moisture there. Thank the Lord I don't have to do that anymore.
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Re: Do you wear gloves when cleaning your guns?

Postby timtheteacher » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:19 pm

My grandfather didn't wear gloves when he taught my father how to clean a gun.

My father didn't wear gloves when he taught me how to clean a gun.

I didn't wear gloves when I taught my sons and stepson how to clean guns.


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