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Desperately need non-stinky gun cleaner

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Cheeseybacon, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. Cheeseybacon

    Cheeseybacon Member

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    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. barf.gif
     
  2. c_yeager

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    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.
     
  3. Steel Talon

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    Try simple green soak parts in it.
    ST~:cool:
     
  4. modifiedbrowning

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    Hoppes Elite.
     
  5. usp_fan

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    +1 on the Hoppes Elite (repackaged Mpro7). Also, you may want to try FP-10. Smells like cinnamon.

    --usp_fan
     
  6. sm

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    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.
     
  7. Mr. Ouchie

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    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.
     
  8. Chuck Perry

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    +1 Mpro 7
     
  9. Cosmoline

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    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.
     
  10. sjones63

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    hoppes # 9 ?

    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
     
  11. Bix

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    I use Hoppes Elite in the living room and it doesn't offend the missus. Good stuff.
     
  12. Cheeseybacon

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    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
     
  13. Mossyrock

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    You might also want to try odorless Mineral Spirits. Works great, doesn't smell bad and it's CHEAP!
     
  14. Raine

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    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.
     
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    M-Pro 7

    M-Pro 7. It's the best!

    Doc2005
     
  16. Dave Markowitz

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

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    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.
     
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    To me, Eezox has a pleasant smell. Not overpowering, not solvent-like.

    Kind of hard to find, though.
     
  19. Steel Talon

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    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:
     
  20. armoredman

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    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.
     
  21. K.L.O.sako

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    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!!!
     
  22. tegemu

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    Hoppe's #9 can also be used as cologne.
     
  23. 12GA00buck

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    Benzene?

    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.
     
  24. Shipwreck

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

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    The paper filters I am talking about claim to filter down to viral level, just an idea. :scrutiny:
     
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