Gun cleaners that soak into carbon (M Pro 7, Slip 725, Elite etc.)

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by labnoti, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. labnoti

    labnoti Member

    Apr 2, 2018
    Slip 2000 725, M Pro 7, Breakthrough, Hoppes Elite etc...

    I understand some claim to be water-based and others are not water-based but they're not oil-based either and they act like water in that they soak into carbon fouling rather than sit on top of it like oily cleaners (Breakfree or Ballistol).

    I understand these cleaners are not CLP's and they remove fouling but do not lubricate or protect. Also, they remove lubricants and protective oils.

    I'm wary of using water-based cleaners on my revolvers because I've found that even a light spray on the outside of the revolver can make a milky emulsion inside things. But what about the non-water based cleaners like M Pro 7? Can I use that on an assembled revolver or cylinder assembly? Or am I better off stripping it so the cleaner can be removed and it can be lubricated before assembling?
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