Desperately need non-stinky gun cleaner


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Cheeseybacon
October 24, 2006, 10:59 PM
I just got done cleaning both of my handguns with some Shooter's choice gun cleaner and I am absolutely sick as a dog. Yes, I was in a well-ventilated area, but somehow I have still ended up feeling wickedly dizzy, and I can feel a really nasty headache coming on.

This happened once before and I told myself I'd just use it in a more ventilated area and then get sometihng else once I was through with the jar. Well I did use it in an even more ventilated area this time and I still ended up with too much of this crap up my nose. I can't wait any longer, I'm done with this crap.

Can anyone give me some suggestions for good gun cleaners that do a good job, but don't fry brains cells in the process?

In the mean time, I'm going to bed. http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/images/smilies/barf.gif

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c_yeager
October 24, 2006, 11:10 PM
They are all bad, CLP seems to give off the least vapor though (dont use the spray can though). Make sure you arent getting any on your clothes or keeping rags covered with the stuff around. I always put the used patches immediatly into a plastic bag while I am cleaning. i have also started cleaning my guns outside in the yard which seems to help.

Steel Talon
October 24, 2006, 11:28 PM
Try simple green soak parts in it.
ST~:cool:

modifiedbrowning
October 25, 2006, 12:15 AM
Hoppes Elite.

usp_fan
October 25, 2006, 12:37 AM
+1 on the Hoppes Elite (repackaged Mpro7). Also, you may want to try FP-10. Smells like cinnamon.

--usp_fan

sm
October 25, 2006, 12:43 AM
Please advise what materials guns are composed of, along with platforms and type of ammuntion used.

I personally have been using Ballistol, since I am around kids, and some persons dealing with medical problems.

Hot Soap and water is what Blackpowder Shooters have used forever. Hot water also used by persons shooting corrosive ammuniton.

Mr. Ouchie
October 25, 2006, 01:11 AM
Mpro7 is good stuff and won't make you dizzy.

You're still going to want to use proper ventilation with anything you use though. Forced air, not just an open window.

Chuck Perry
October 25, 2006, 04:17 AM
+1 Mpro 7

Cosmoline
October 25, 2006, 04:39 AM
M-Pro is the way to go. I switched to the CLP, cleaner and bore gel a few years ago and haven't had any rashes or headaches since.

sjones63
October 25, 2006, 09:02 AM
what ever happened to the smell of the old hoppes #9 they had years ago? it doesn't smell the same now.I loved the smell of it. sj :D

Bix
October 25, 2006, 09:37 AM
I use Hoppes Elite in the living room and it doesn't offend the missus. Good stuff.

Cheeseybacon
October 25, 2006, 05:29 PM
Hmmmmm, so the general consensus is Hoppes Elite/MPro7...
I guess if it's mild enough that it doesn't offend the Mrs. then I think I'll be able to handle it.. :p

Mossyrock
October 26, 2006, 01:01 PM
You might also want to try odorless Mineral Spirits. Works great, doesn't smell bad and it's CHEAP!

Raine
October 26, 2006, 03:20 PM
I use Hoppes Elite, but at least I'm not the only one who misses the old #9 smell, reminded me a little of old banana nut bread.

Geno
October 26, 2006, 03:40 PM
M-Pro 7. It's the best!

Doc2005

Dave Markowitz
October 28, 2006, 04:54 PM
what ever happened to the smell of the old hoppes #9 they had years ago? it doesn't smell the same now.I loved the smell of it. sj

They took out the nitrobenzene, which is a very nasty carcinogen.

Shipwreck
October 28, 2006, 05:55 PM
I have used several different Lubes. As mentioned above, Breakfree CLP gives off the least amount of fumes. It also works as a cleaner and a lube. I have asthma, so I have to be careful. Even using Rem Oil inside got me light headed afterwards. CLP doesn't bother me in the last.

orionengnr
October 28, 2006, 06:02 PM
To me, Eezox has a pleasant smell. Not overpowering, not solvent-like.

Kind of hard to find, though.

Steel Talon
October 29, 2006, 12:35 PM
Hello,

I buy EESOX here great stuff. If you buy it also order the needle oiler great for getting into tight areas.

http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/pl-eezox.html

I also use Blue Wonder Bore cleaner gel to clean all of my bores. Low odor and is amazingly fast in cleaning the bore of all copper fouling and residue. Must remember tom lighly oil bore after using BW.

http://www.bluewonder.us/index.html

Peace
Steel Talon:cool:

armoredman
October 29, 2006, 12:50 PM
Also, it wouldn't hurt to try some microbial filter masks.Available cheap at WalMart, the disposable kind may help you, as well as using disposable latex gloves might help - you may be allergic to some solvents/components of common solvents.

K.L.O.sako
October 29, 2006, 05:50 PM
the best smell in the world (as far as solvents go) is hoppes #9 but in a spray can they all stink . go to your auto parts store and get a can of brake parts cleaner. does a hellova job and no residue USE IT OUTSIDE!!!

tegemu
October 29, 2006, 06:36 PM
Hoppe's #9 can also be used as cologne.

12GA00buck
October 30, 2006, 03:25 AM
Usp_Fan wrote "+1 on the Hoppes Elite (repackaged Mpro7). Also, you may want to try FP-10. Smells like cinnamon."

Sweet smells associated with chemical solvents are usually benzene, which is somewhat toxic and carcinogenic. Then again, what isint :rolleyes:

I often wear a respirater when working with solvents, should run about $40. Paper filters are designed to filter out particulates (eg. fiber glass, drywall, dust) If the solvents are whats bothering your CNS, the paper filters wont be worth a darn.

Shipwreck
October 30, 2006, 08:33 AM
I often wear a respirater when working with solvents, should run about $40. Paper filters are designed to filter out particulates (eg. fiber glass, drywall, dust) If the solvents are whats bothering your CNS, the paper filters wont be worth a darn.

yes, I thought about the same thing as I read that....

armoredman
October 30, 2006, 10:24 AM
The paper filters I am talking about claim to filter down to viral level, just an idea. :scrutiny:

Dave Markowitz
October 30, 2006, 09:42 PM
FP-10 smells like cinnamon, is a pretty good cleaner and quite a good lube.

Thrash1982
December 24, 2006, 04:51 PM
+100 on the M-Pro7. Hardly smells at all and works great. I have a problem with Hoppes #9 in that if I am exposed to it for long enough my lymph nodes swell up the next day. When I do use it I use it very sparingly. I also just bought some Ballistol but haven't tried it yet.

Dark Helmet
December 24, 2006, 05:39 PM
IOSSO bore cleaner:D

Sven
December 24, 2006, 05:47 PM
I vote Hoppes Elite or Mpro7. It's like cleaning your gun with soapy water.

Robert Hairless
December 24, 2006, 07:44 PM
Back in the old days, when we weren't as smart as people today, we used hot soapy water followed by a rinse of hot running water for routine cleaning.

stevelyn
December 25, 2006, 12:02 PM
I clean with MPro-7 and relube/recoat with Break-Free CLP.

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