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Anyone else love the smell of Hoppe's #9

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  1. P5 Guy

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    Nope, not a fan of sniffing solvents.
     
  2. entropy

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    It's on my hands as I eat my sloppy joe (well, I sent it down to type this.):p
     
  3. stchman

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    I love the smell of #9, it just smells like guns. It is also a fantastic cleaner, much better than Ballistol or CLP.

    Ballistol OTOH STINKS horribly, people that actually like that aroma need their heads examined
     
  4. MechAg94

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    I am indifferent. I am using Slip 2000 EWL these days. It doesn't have an odor.
     
  5. Bullseye

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    It's much better than Ballistol. I can't breath after using that. :barf:
    My favorite gun related aroma is opening a can of Benchmark smokeless powder.
     
  6. Poper

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    Me, too. Except I think I used just as much Shooters Choice and Sweets 7.62 solvent as MPro7.
    Then a guy at a Friends of NRA event gave me a sample bottle of this: http://www.qmaxxproducts.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=60&product_id=52
    Strange stuff that works like nothing I have ever seen before. No brushing, no scrubbing. Just one wet patch on a jag and all the lead and carbon fouling are gone in one pass.:cool: And my wife doesn't mind the smell either.:)
     
  7. Schwing

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    I used to use Hoppe's #9 but switched to my own Ed's Red a long time ago. I still have a couple of bottle of Hoppe's #9 but am just too cheap:)

    I really enjoy the smell. I know this is kind of weird but it always reminds me of over-ripe bananas. Any time the bananas start to turn brown, it reminds me of Hoppe's #9.
     
  8. Arizona_Mike

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    In the morning :D

    Mike
     
  9. red rick

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    I also like the smell of Hoppe's . I don't really like cleaning them though , but I usually clean them right after I get home . That's why I don't take more than 2 guns to the range at a time .

    I hate the smell of Ballistol also , it chokes me and I hate the smell of Eezox , it gives me a headache .
     
  10. 1KPerDay

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    Seems to me it used to smell a tad different. Nanner oil or something. Still smells good but different than it was.

    Now add some ballistol and black powder residue if you want a smorgasbord of funk. :cool:
     
  11. medic15al

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    Used to but now it is harsh on me and makes my head ache.

    I hate cleaning guns, especially revolvers. Ironically my favorites are .38 K-frame revolvers and SAA clone loaded with black powder cartridges! :eek:
     
  12. jeepnik

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    It's okay, but it ain't as good as the original.
     
  13. Millamber457

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    AHHH , I love the smell of Hoppe's #9 in the morning !
     
  14. wojownik

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    Me too. The combined smell of bananas, alcohol and astringent. Still a heck of a lot better than Ballistol... or Old Spice cologne...
     
  15. cc-hangfire

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    I'm 56 & since I use CLP, that's what guns smell like to me.

    But when I smell Hoppes #9, I'm a boy in my grandaddy's shop again - for a few moments at least.
     
  16. crazyjennyblack

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    I'm a woman, and I LOVE the smell. Hoppes #9 and burnt powder smell great. Of course, I also like the smell of gasoline, so I guess I'm just different. For the record, most perfumes and colognes STINK. People really ought to start wearing Hoppes. The world would just smell so much better.
     
  17. 1KPerDay

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    Amen to that. Perfume should be illegal.
     
  18. Nickotym

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    I also find it incredibly relaxing to watch the case tumbler work without the lid on. Too bad they don't make a clear lid for the one I have.
     
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    I agree, it's changed.

    It smelled better in my youth than it does not. Maybe it is my olfactory glands that have changed.

    It still invokes fond memories of time with my father.

    I still like the smell of Hoppe's #9 along with ethyl gas (100LL comes about the closest these days)
     
  20. CajunBass

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    I don't care if it smells like apple pie or chocolate chip cookies baking, it wouldn't make me enjoy cleaning guns. :D
     
  21. 1KPerDay

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    It is rather hypnotic, isn't it...
     
  22. Ohio Gun Guy

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    I like it... I dont go out of my way to sniff it, and wont be taking a swig anytime soon (Or wearing it)...LOL BUT I do have to say I enjoy the smell when cleaning guns...

    Probably the association to fond memories.

    Funny - just had this conversation with a neighbor last weekend, while pouring him some in a small bottle to try.
     
  23. F-111 John

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    If you really love the smell, you can get it in a car air freshener.

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  24. BullRunBear

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    Love the smell of Hoppe's. It evokes good memories and does a fine job. Better yet, my wife loves the aroma. (But actually cleaning the guns is my job.) :rolleyes:

    Jeff
     
  25. Stony

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    The only smell more intriguing is wet Labrador......both bring back good memories.
     
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