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Anyone else love the smell of Hoppe's #9

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  1. mfer

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    There are many out there that don't like cleaning their guns. Me, I'm religious. Shoot....then clean. I seriously like cleaning my guns. The smell is great, plus I just like breaking them down. Anyone else out there like me? Hoppe's #9 smells good to me.

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  2. gunfighter48

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    I've been using Hoppe's since 1960 to clean my guns. I love the smell of Hoppe's. It's probably part of my blood by this time!!!:D It's always done a good job and still does. I do use other cleaners also but Hoppe's is still my favorite!!
     
  3. cjwils

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    I hate the smell of it, but my dog loves it.
     
  4. Carl N. Brown

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    One summer I had a problem with gnats around the kitchen trash can. After a range session, I dumped my cleaning patches with Hoppes #9 in the kitchen can, and the gnats left. The gnats hated it! What's not to love about that?
     
  5. wojownik

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    Oooh - gonna try that right now!

    I love the smell of that stuff.
     
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    You do realize that Hoppes sells a cologne. Same smell...no oily residue! It's a hit with the ladies. :uhoh:
     
  7. CZ9shooter

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    Not with mine! I don't mind the smell. Niether like it or hate it I guess. However, my wife loaths it. She can tell that I was cleaning guns in the house even hours later. She uses candles to clear the air.
     
  8. Curator

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    I have been advising my unmarried daughter to put a dab of Hoppe's behind each ear when she goes out hoping it would help her attract the right kind of man. Hoppe's 20 years ago had a slightly better smell than the current stuff. Did you know you can buy Hoppe's #9 car fresheners?
     
  9. Warp

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    I do not.
     
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    Yes. I like the aroma of Hoppes #9, G96 CLP, and boiled linseed oil. :p
     
  11. bannockburn

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    I don't mind it so much but the wife definitely doesn't care for it (more of a Chanel No.5 girl herself).
     
  12. Devonai

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    It's not the smell, it's the memories it invokes. Range time with good friends, campfires, and whiskey.
     
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    Hoppe's smells pretty good but I certainly wouldn't want to smell it constantly so they can keep the cologne and air fresheners.
     
  14. 460Shooter

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    This is like the 6th or 7th thread on this topic I've seen in the last few years. Yes, I like the smell. My mind associates it with pleasant memories of fun times.
     
  15. X-Rap

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    Definitely not the same smell as the old stuff. I remember old basement gun shops in the 60's and 70's that smelled of it. I loved to open one of the small bottles we had around the house and take a sniff. The air fresheners don't carry much scent IMO.

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  16. ilbob

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    There is something special about it.
     
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    Yes, I am one.

    FYI, the good part of the Hoppes#9 aroma is provided by amyl acetate.
     
  18. Jim Watson

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    I don't mind it, but I don't particularly like it. I mostly use MPro 7 or Wipe Out which are nearly odorless.
     
  19. Malamute

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    I definitely like it. It does bring back good memories from days long past, but it also makes the day into one of those good memories. I don't like the chemical smell of some other solvents, Hoppes is nice.
     
  20. Panzerschwein

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    I really kind of don't.

    It is available almost everywhere and does do a great job as a solvent so I use it a bunch, but the lingering sickly-sweet banana type smell gets old after it hangs around your house all day.
     
  21. zb338

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    I have found that most guys love the smell of Hoppes #9, and most
    women hate it.

    Z
     
  22. Salmoneye

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    One whiff transports me back many decades to being a kid watching Dad...
     
  23. Arkansas Paul

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    I find the smell of Hoppes No. 9 rather pleasant as well.
    Like most, I imagine the memories have something to do with it.
     
  24. HoosierQ

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    I think it may be tea tree oil. I like the smell of Hoppe's but find it's persistence a bit annoying smell-wise. I like the smell of lasagna as well but I don't want the whole house smelling like it hours after a meal. That's my only complaint about.
     
  25. Red Wind

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    I like the smell of Hoppe's #9. I dislike the fact that I have to face the chore of cleaning guns with the stuff. I love shooting guns. Cleaning up afrewards is another matter.
     
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