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Cleans/Lubricating

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dtfb, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. dtfb

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    Whats the best kind of oil to use to clean/lubricate a chrome pistol or what kind do you guys prefer.
     
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    I use a natural substance by "Pro-shot" called ONE STEP CLP, which is made from citrus oils and has a citrus fruit smell to it. It is as good as most everything else I have tried and not as toxic .
     
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    Hoppe's #9 to clean, Sheath/Barricade to protect, 3 in One oil to lubricate. Used them for decades; never failed me.
     
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    Well, I LIKE cleaning my guns. In fact, it's one of the most fun recreational activities I have for a late Sunday afternoon in winter. So, anyway:

    All of the usual solvents are about equally good, I am sure, but I like the smell of Outers the best. Klean Bore Formula 3 Gun Conditioner also has a fabulous smell. Really, they are all good, but I recently came across one that had some phoney-baloney orange or citrus smell added to it. It probably cleans just as well, but the smell offends my traditionalist, stuck-up nose.

    Even though most modern solvents claim they won't harm wood in any way, I still remove wooden grip panels if I'm going to be doing a serious cleaning, which is most of the time.

    As for lubrication, I usually wipe the whole gun down with the same solvent used for cleaning, since they all contain some fine, high-quality gun oils anyway. I don't think 3-in1 is a good choice. It's a little on the heavy side, and for a revolver, where you probably won't be opening it up for internal cleaning regularly, it may gunk up the gun. For autos, though, it's probably okay. I usually use Outers oil or the Klean Bore 3 stuff for any additional lubrication.
     
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    Safariland CLP.
     
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    And keep an eye peeled at gun shows for cleaning kits being sold by the bunch, cheaply. You can sometimes pick up for $5 a kit that includes oil, patches, a cleaning rod, tips, and solvents.

    Any one of these things can cost more than five bucks, so you come out ahead.
     
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