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Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby bblhd672 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 pm

What are you using to clean and lube your polymer based firearms? I've been using Hopps 9 products, but also have some Slip2000 clean/lube products too. Been reading good things about M-Pro 7 line of clean/lube products.

What do you use for cloths while cleaning and for wiping down your weapons after use?
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby oljames3 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm

bblhd672 wrote:What are you using to clean and lube your polymer based firearms? I've been using Hopps 9 products, but also have some Slip2000 clean/lube products too. Been reading good things about M-Pro 7 line of clean/lube products.

What do you use for cloths while cleaning and for wiping down your weapons after use?

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I use Hoppe's because it is cheap and in stock at my local Walmart. I also use wipes such as LeadOff or D-Wipe. Patches, bore brush, and toothbrush. I understand to some folks enjoy researching and comparing cleaning stuff. I just want to clean my pistol inexpensively, easily, and well.
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby SQLGeek » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:27 pm

I use Ballistol. Some don't like the smell but I don't mind it very much though it is a little funky. Does a good job cleaning although you will need something a little stronger for copper fouling. The nice part about Ballistol is that it won't harm wood or plastics plus it is non-toxic. I don't bother with grease on the slide as I've found repeated use of Ballistol makes the action quite slick on its own. The only thing I use grease on is my M-1.

I bought a bunch of microfiber towels from Amazon that I use for wiping guns down although I find cut up old white t-shirts seem to work fine as well.

For the bore I use a handgun cleaning rod, pro shot patches, a cleaning jag and brush. A nylon brush or tooth brush to clean the other parts and long handled q-tips for the hard to reach areas.
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby Liberty » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:34 pm

I use Hoppes #9 and their oil. I have a tube of grease called TW25 that was given to me a couple of years ago and might outlast me (I use it sparingly) While on my semi rifles I use oil quite liberally. I am willing to another solvent or CLP someday but what I have works well. I use microfiber to whipe down my guns while cleaning, and a Hoppes silicone cloth after cleaning to wipe down fingerprints. A bore snake to clean my barrels.
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby growlerVII » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:05 pm

$1.00 carb & choke cleaner, 5w30, bronze brush, nylon toothbrush, cloth patches/t-shirts.

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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby carlson1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 pm

Old T-Shirts.
Ballistol and sometimes Breakthrough Solvent (no odor and so the wife likes it the best).
Lube with Battle Born Lube (Breakthrough) on rifles and Gun Butter on pistols.
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby warnmar10 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:03 pm

I clean everything in a little Lyman ultrasonic cleaner filled with wet water, a couple of drops of Dawn and a splash of Simple Green. I lube the rail and barrel parts that run metal to metal with Mobil 1 Synthetic. The polymer parts get a light spray of Low Sheen Armor All. I use a nylon bristle brush to get the Armor All into the crevices and checkering.

Oh and I have a bottle of Hoppes #9 that I open and sit near where I'm working just for the aroma. That smell takes me back to my childhood and my dad cleaning his guns.


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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby Pilgrim » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Archoil AR4200.
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby SigM4 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:02 pm

I use M-Pro 7 cleaner and/or Slip 2000, then lube with either Slide Glide (grease) for pistols or Slip 2000 EWL for rifles. Will probably convert over to Slip 2000 products entirely when it’s time to repurchase grease next time. Very impressed with them.
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Re: Clean and lube polymer weapons

Postby SpringerFan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 pm

For cleaning: Gun Scrubber, CLP, Hoppe's bore cleaner, brass brushes, and old t-shirts.
CLP, RemOil, and lithium grease for lube.
But carb cleaner and mobil 1 work in a pinch.
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