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Help with Break Free

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Backwoodsmike, Jun 5, 2011.

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  1. Backwoodsmike

    Backwoodsmike Member

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    What is the proper way to use BreakFree CLP i'm new to it and i've always used hoppes. I used Break free it and now every time i shoot all kinds of powder and grim stick inside my action and reciver it looks awefull now and seems like the Break Free never dryed right or i did something wrong. The gun is a Marlin 795.
     
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  2. trueg50

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    I assume you are talking about Breakfree CLP?

    You can use it as a solvent, but I usually just use Simple Green to clean, and use breakfree for the barrel cleaning, and for lubrication.

    I spray it onto the surfaces (bolt, moving surfaces etc..) and lightly wipe off the excess. On occasion when I fully disassemble my firearms I will lay them out on a tray, spray them with breakfree CLP, then whip off the excess with a paper towel.
     
  3. W.E.G.

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    What kind of gun?
     
  4. briansmithwins

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    Be careful with regular Simple Green and aluminum receivers or other parts, as the Simple Green will etch aluminum. Simple Green makes a aircraft cleaner that's rated safe for aluminum.

    Breakfree is pretty a creepy oil ad it will seep into little cracks and crevices, which is generally a good thing for guns. I've never been fond of the aerosol as it gets everywhere and you're paying good money for the propellant. I use the liquid and just brush it where it's needed for cleaning. For lubing I use the same brush to spread it around on the wear points of the gun.

    I'd generally argue that if Breakfree is dripping off your firearm, you're using too much. For most applications just looking wet is enough.

    BSW
     
  5. trueg50

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    Actually it is quite safe on any surface. I heard about using it from the American Gunsmithing Institute, and I use it on all my firearms, and cleaning just about anything. Best of all it does a great job of removing Breakfree from firearms, and my hands.

    I agree on using the liquid; I used the aerosol and it is under quite a lot of power!
     
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    As I understand it, you've got three things going on with the break free stuff... first it will clean by washing way crude, the it will lube the moving parts and finally it has a very fine light oil or teflon or something that actually goes into the surface of the metal and protects it.
     
  7. Backwoodsmike

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  8. Shawn Dodson

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    With regard to BreakFree CLP - SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING!

    As for Simple Green - briansmithwins is correct - it will interact with and damage aluminum.

    From the Simple Green website:
     
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  9. Eb1

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    I used breakfree CLP mainly on my military rifles. I have now switched to Ballistol. Same thing if you ask me although I am not certain of that. Works the same.

    I just take an old shirt, and get it wet. Wipe the outside of the rifle. Take a nylon brush and scrub the inside of the chamber. Wipe and clean the bolt. Poor down barrel. Let sit, and use a bore snake or rod down the barrel. Wipe again with dry rag. Your not going to remove all the CLP or Ballistol. Call it a day.
     
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    Clean and wipe parts. Yes shake can first. Oil moving parts as prescribed by owners manual. Leave light film on other parts for rust protection. Have used with some pretty dirty ammo in some weapons but the crud for me always comes right off. Breakfree CLP will dry after a bit and you might think you need to oil again but the PTFE is still there and working. I use on ARs, 1911s/5906/ SKS and a few others without a problem. Just my experience but check this sight out for Breakfree test for rust protection.

    http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html
     
  11. Rshooter

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    I like to use Breakfree for cleaning and lubing. Clean the gun and then wipe off any excess oil with an oil impregnated rag. It does not need to be too heavy of an application for lubing.
     
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