Tried two new guncleaners today.....


November 4, 2006, 07:42 PM
Today I stopped by the gun shop after I finished shooting at the range. My Ruger Redhawk SS .44 mag was excessively dirty after two shooting sessions with pretty warm loads of 240gr SWC and 18.5 grains of Alliant 2400.

I asked the clerk what they had that he could recommend that would cut through all the powder, lead, and gunk in the gun.

He handed me a bottle of Sweet's 7.62 Solvent for a bore scrubber and Synthetic EEZ-X for a light gun oil. Up until now I have been using Rem Oil bore scrubber and the light gun oil as either WD-40 or Rem Oil.

Other than the awful stench that the 7.62 solvent puts out, it did a fantastic job of cutting through the bore gunk in no time. 3-4 good wet patches and 3-4 dry patches down the bore with brushing with a brass brush in between the patches.

What really inpressed me was the EEZ-X. It oiled and helped clean the nooks and crannies of the gun very well. The fact that it did not smell nasty was a definite plus as well. I really noticed the lubrication qualities of it when I oiled the slide of my Bersa Thunder .380. In the past the WD-40 or Rem Oil had not lubricated it very well and it would make a slight rasp when I racked the slide. The EEZ-X allowed the slide to move very well with no noise and much less effort.

Does anyone know of a cleaner or gun cloth that can remove the carbonization from the front of the cylinder of a SS revolver?

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November 4, 2006, 08:02 PM
I have been using Sweet's 7.62 Solvent for years; it's great stuff.

November 5, 2006, 03:43 AM
Birchwood Casey (Tipton, Rig, and Hoppes too) market a "lead remover cloth" that is yellow. It works wonders on stainless steel with little elbow grease required. Be careful on blued steel though, as it will be bright and shiny silver after a few rubs with the cloth!

Search Midway ( for "lead remover."

November 5, 2006, 10:33 AM
What are you doing with WD-40 anywhere near your guns?


November 5, 2006, 03:12 PM
I have used WD-40 for years to clean guns never had any problem. Used it on the advice of 2 different gunsmiths.

One shopowner gave me a good piece of advise once. Cleaning products are just like guns; every owner has a different opinion and a different preference for brand and type.

November 6, 2006, 07:45 AM
WD-40 works for alot of things, is cheap and readily available. Used "regularly" as a lube and protectant it will also facilitate a gummy buildup of crud. I will use it as a cheap cleaner/flush (and water displacer in place of an immediate complete strip) - but there are far too many good products to use as a cleaner, general lube or protectant.


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November 6, 2006, 08:03 AM
Ever seen WD-40 in a gunshop, Midway, or Brownells? There is a reason for that.

November 6, 2006, 09:06 AM
I believe that the correct spelling is Eezox.

If you do a search, you will find many posts on it...a few by me.

It is good stuff.

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