At This Point Is 'Fireclean' Found Wanting or...?

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At This Point Is 'Fireclean' Found Wanting or...?

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Post by Abraham » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:05 pm

I about ready to buy some cleaner and lube.

I've used 'Fireclean', most recently, found it good in some areas and not so (at cleaning) good in others.

I used to use Hoppes No. 9 and then a gun oil for lube.

Didn't like the 2 stage gun cleaning process so looking once again for something non-toxic, non-stinky, less work.

Any particular one you like that is both a cleaner and a lube?

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Post by Tex1961 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:21 pm

I switched to Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber about 6 months ago. I do keep my Hoppe's oil to lube up the rails and internals afterwards...
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Post by Bitter Clinger » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:48 pm

Tex1961 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:21 pm
I switched to Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber about 6 months ago. I do keep my Hoppe's oil to lube up the rails and internals afterwards...
+1 for Gun Scrubber. Also like / use Break Free CLP and Rem oil.
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Post by Abraham » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:53 pm

I'm considering Rand nano-particle CLP infused, mmmhhhh, sounds good enough to or Ballistol.

I know Fireclean (Froglube) were all the rage a few years ago, but now no one mentions them.

Some say both get gummy after awhile...


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Post by dlh » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:32 pm

I am sticking with Hoppe's No. 9 solvent then Mobil 1 as a lubricant and protectant--something you are thinking about getting away from.
If I am in a hurry I will usually grab a can of Breakfree CLP or Ballistol for an all in one "CLP", however, neither do as good a job as my first mention.
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Post by Abraham » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:52 pm

dlh,

You're right, Hoppes no. 9 is best then lube, but I'm gettin lazy in my dotage...

I don't want to do the 2 step gun cleaning mambo any longer.

Give me one sauce that'll do it all, clean, lube, protect.

(my wife won't even clean her Glock, I have to do it. (wah, wah, wah)


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Post by MaduroBU » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:52 pm

Bore Tech eliminator is life changing. It is the Mongol Horde of bore cleaners.

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Post by C-dub » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm

Asking one product to do it all is like asking one gun to do it all. Or one caliber or one vehicle. There might be one that is okay at all, but there’s always drawbacks. And usually in each area.
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Post by SigM4 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:35 pm

C-dub wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Asking one product to do it all is like asking one gun to do it all. Or one caliber or one vehicle. There might be one that is okay at all, but there’s always drawbacks. And usually in each area.
I have to agree with this. You have to accept the limitations when taking this approach. I don’t so consequently I spend more time cleaning then lubing my guns.
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Post by Rob72 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:03 am

If you're buying Gunscrubber, you can buy Wally World Brake Cleaner for 1/2 to 1/3 the price, and it's the same (TCE).

Honestly, I've gone more to dry lube (Sentry Solutions and W-D40 's products are both excellent) with grease on high friction points, and have been much happier. For corrosion protection, Birchwood's Barricade works very well on IWB daily carry pieces.

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:28 am

Different strokes... If you, as I suspect most of us here do, clean your guns fairly frequently, the CLPs, including FireClean, FrogLube and others can keep your arms clean and well lubed. I would not trust these products to Uncle Joe Bob's truck gun that hasn't been cleaned in a coon's age. There are better products for a deeper, more thorough cleaning and lubrication. At our house, we use both the newer CLPs and the old school solvents and lubricants. My overall preference is a decent cleaning using the product of your choice followed by a bit of grease (doesn't tend to migrate like oil does) on the wear surfaces of reciprocating parts like pistol slide rails.
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Post by Lena » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:46 am

Hoppes 9 bore cleaner, if needed Sweets
LSA for lube and or Rem Oil
Lube Plate White Lithium Grease if needed in places
All I have used in years never an issue don't plan to change
Also use GI bore cleaner a lot, just what I happen to have handy at the time.
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Post by Liberty » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:20 am

These days I use Balistol. I run a Bore snake once or twice and the barrel sparkles. wiping down the innards cleans up the guns pretty quickly and efficiently. I have a small tube of TW25 that I got [abbreviated profanity deleted] fee at the Houston TA convention. I touch up the sliding parts with it. The small tube is probably a lifetime supply. If I were to run out I would get a tin of Lubriplate. A tiny bit of oil on the gas rings of my AR. The Balistol seems to do a decent enough job cleaning and lubing everything.

The main disadvantage of Balistol is that it is an aerosol, and tends to go all over the place even with the straw thingy. If after the initial cleaning I find that I need to touch up, something such as a bolt face or gas tube I'll use the Hoppes #9.

My guns don't get all that dirty, I clean them after every shooting and am not particularly meticulous about cleaning them It probably doesn't take me more than 5 minutes to clean any of them.
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Post by orionengnr » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:38 pm

I use homemade Ed's Red. Pretty good CLP.
I still put a tiny bit of grease on the slide rails, but that is probably just my OCD.

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Post by Jago668 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:08 pm

I've been using Breakthrough Clean stuff, and been happy with it. To be honest I was happy with Hoppes, CLP, and Slip 2000 as well. Considering how little stress we generally put our guns through most any of the products will work. I've used simple green and singer sewing machine oil before.
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