Favorite fireams cleaner/lubricant?


December 5, 2004, 11:55 AM
What's everyone's choice(s) for gun oil and lubricant? An all-in-one like Break-Free or FP-10, or separate oils and solvents/cleaners?

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December 5, 2004, 12:16 PM
I use Hoppe's #9 for cleaning and FP-10 for lubrication for most of my guns. Some exceptions, like Lubriplate for the Garand, but those two are the ones I use most of the time.

Zeke Menuar
December 5, 2004, 12:50 PM


December 5, 2004, 03:11 PM
This week when I did my weekly inspection of CCW I used Zippo lighter fluid and Mobel ATF.

Last week I used G96 , it was in the truck tool box. I need some more.

Week before I used Break-Free. So I have my druthers , but use what handy from my "druthers list".

Week before , RIG 44 and RIG #2 , I was somewhere and I used thiers.

I do NOT compromise on using RIG or RIG +P , I'm adament about using my RIG. I use it no matter what else is used.

Rust Inhibiting Grease.

December 5, 2004, 03:49 PM
For an all-in-one I prefer FP-10. Good stuff.

I just started experimenting with Simple Green for a cleaner and using the FP-10 for a lube. Works pretty slick so far.

December 5, 2004, 04:00 PM
If I had to pick just one it would be Breakfree CLP. Fortunately, I don't have to pick just one. I use Hoppe's Number 9 for general cleaning and Shooter's Choice for copper fouling, but Hoppe's newest generation of cleaner's might replace these two. My one nickel plated firearm gets cleaned only with Breakfree CLP. For lubrication it is Breakfree CLP and white lithium grease on items that call for grease like the locking lugs on an M1 Garand bolt.

P5 Guy
December 5, 2004, 04:27 PM
Sweet's 7.62, 3 in 1 oil, EP2 grease, Kroil. That's all I have on my cleaning bench.

December 5, 2004, 05:06 PM
My cleaners are task specific:

Rifle barrel: 50-50 mix of Kroil and Shooter's Choice (rember to shake the SC before mixing and the mix before using).

Pistol: MPro7 bought by the gallon, applied with a spray bottle and toothbrush in an old tupperware pan.

Carbon fouling: Hopee's 9

General hose out: Non chlorinated brake cleaner ($3 from the auto parts store). Keep away from paint and ABS, but fine for polymer.

Lots of bargain brand paper towels.

Lube also task specific:

Slide rails and other high-velocity, high impact parts, like 1911 slide rails, and M1A bolt and op-rod: red marine drive lube. Bolt and locking lugs on bolt guns get this too. AKA: Slide Glide

Other parts and 22LR auto movers get Militec oil.

Peter M. Eick
December 5, 2004, 05:12 PM
General pistol cleaning Mpro7.
General rifle cleaning Butch's bore shine.

General purpose lube Mobil 1 15w50.

General corrosion protection, CorrosionX.

General grease, Mobil 1, synthetic grease (sometimes thinned with Mobil1).

By the way, I do not work for ExxonMobil, and yes it does bother me to buy the competitor's products....

December 5, 2004, 05:25 PM
FP-10 for everything I can use it on. If it won't get the bore clean then I'll use Hoppes or Sweet's.

December 5, 2004, 05:33 PM

Black Snowman
December 6, 2004, 01:19 AM
I clean with #9 and lube with FP10.

December 6, 2004, 05:55 AM
I use specific cleaners for specific applications.

Butch's Bore Shine for general bore cleaning duties.

Sweet's for used guns that are copper fouled beyond belief.

JB Bore Cleaner for removing the carbon ring that often builds up just forward of the chamber. Also, helps smooth out rough barrels a bit.

Butch's Gun Oil for lubing the bore. There are plenty of other oils that work fine for this purpose, but I won't put anything with Teflon/PTFE into the bore of one of my guns.

Break-Free CLP for moving parts and moisture protection.

Gun Scrubber, contact cleaner, or brake cleaner for general degreasing and flushing gunk out of those hard to reach areas.

Pro-Shot Pro-Gold grease for bolt locking lugs, choke tube threads, etc.

December 6, 2004, 06:46 PM
All the way! It works like a charm and the smell isnt as bad as most "bore cleaners", as far as oil, Ive also been using Hoppes and it works well.

December 9, 2004, 02:52 PM
Clean: WD-40 (followed by drying with compressed air) Kroil soak then JB Bore Cleaner. Lube: Marvel Mystery Oil and generic STP (50/50). Lasts and lasts and doesn't dry out in the safe.

December 9, 2004, 05:22 PM
Militec-1. A synthetic oil designed for firearms that lubricates and preserves. I didn't want to change, or even try the stuff being of old school cleaning. But ordered a "FREE" sample and haven't turned back since. All my hunting friends now use it, and family members.


Follow the instructions on the website, or with the brochure included with the free sample. First application is time consuming in my opinion, but the minimum cleaning up afterwards makes up for it.

I use this on my Auto-5 12ga. magnum for goose and duck hunting on Lake Erie, and for deer hunting in S.E. Ohio. Freezing rain, rain, sleet, snow, mud, dirt, etc...... This stuff works. Have just started using it on all my other firearms.

It's free.......... the sample they send that is.

December 9, 2004, 09:41 PM
I use the Break-Free CLP, * Note- recently I was using it to clean and the can lost pressure-I checked w/ the company and gave them the UPC code- Not only did they replace the Break-Free CLP but they also sent me a Bottle of "COLLECTOR" to try out, Its for long term storage "VAULT QUEENS", The company has EXCELLENT customer service/ And thats what makes me LOYAL. I also use the MILITECH-1, between both products they seem to really help w/ cleaning and lubing :),And will soon find out how well the Collector product works, going to try it on my 1st 22 -35yr+ ole rifle my Grandfather bought me when I was just a wee lad. KINDA DATING MYSELF THERE............ :eek: , And also a bit of elbow grease.

Desert Dog
December 10, 2004, 12:05 AM
Ed's Red
Hoppes #9

Marvel Mystery Oil
Tetra Gun grease
Birchwood Casey Sheath

December 10, 2004, 09:06 AM
Eds Red for soaking and Big Jobs--it's cheap

Mpro7 (aka hoppes elite) for pistols and AR--use the spray bottle

FP-10 for lube on everything


December 10, 2004, 03:04 PM
Hoppe's #9 for general cleaning. Homemade foulout for electrolysis copper removal from bore. CLP for lubrication. For really dirty bores I use Remington bore cleaner. I use Hoppe's gun oil for polishing and light lubrication. I also use brake parts cleaner in a spray can to remove excess gunk. I buy it by the case!

You can find many inexpensive homemade firearms cleaners and lubricants, including plans for the homemade electrolysis copper remover on Fr. Frog's web site http://home.sprynet.com/~frfrog2/homemade.htm .

January 8, 2005, 04:01 PM
I use Ed's Red for General cleaning and short term (<30 days) storage

Break Free CLP for lubrication & rust preventative

Shooters Choice Copper solvent (Ed's Red won't work on copper, Ed himself said that in his original formula)

R.I.G. for long term storage

Very happy with my choice, especially Ed's Red cuz I do alot of shooting, both handgun and Mil. Surp. rifles

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January 12, 2005, 11:47 AM
I use a combination of products. I like Hoppes #9 for tough cleaning, and Eezox and Breakfree CLP for general cleaning and lubrication. For rust prevention, I like Blue Wonder Armadillo. I use the Militec grease on slide rails/friction points, but not because I think it's the best product. It's just handy, and in a convenient small container. I am not that impressed with Militec oil, but if it works for other people, that's good. I think plain-ol' Hoppes oil does a better lubricating job.

I recently ordered some CorrosionX to give it a shot, and got some samples of SLIP2000 to try out. I haven't tried either to know whether I like them or not.

January 12, 2005, 01:16 PM
Been using Hoppe's products since I was <14. Although I have tried a bit of the Break-Free stuff lately, and Tetra Gun Grease.

January 12, 2005, 03:20 PM

January 13, 2005, 12:02 AM

I cleaned a old Colt 1911 with regular Ivory dishwashing soap and hot water about 2 wks ago. I used Castrol Syntec 0w-30 (this is the one with the green color from -Germany).

About 700 rds fired so far. I pulled the top off to have a looksee, put it back on lube is still there, no rust, no corrosion. Gonna run it some more as is. Just wiping off the external with it too.

I have yet to add lube mind you, and the firing residue just wipes off...

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