Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by horsemen61, Apr 5, 2021.
I personally used the old Hoppe's formulation on all of my guns, including nickel plated ones, without harm. Some folks were concerned that the ammonia in that formula would attack the copper underlying the nickel, but I never saw it. The new formulation does away with ammonia, so even that is no longer a concern. As for stainless? The idea that Hoppe's is going to damage it is just absolutely ridiculous.
Nope, the "gentleman" at your lgs was wrong - at least in my experience. Most of my wife's and my guns are stainless, and we've been using Hoppes #9 on them since I don't know when, and we've never noticed any "discoloration."
I witnessed a LGS owner fire off a Negligent Discharge, but that's another thread.
Clean, wipe down and use Iossa Gun Brite for the final clean/finish on all metal. I nicknamed it "car wax for guns". Stops any rust that is currently there (you won't see it until you wipe off the application of Gun Brite), prevents further rust from occurring, adds a layer of protection of your skin oil & electrical charge from spalling the metal, AND, leaves a layer to prevent holster wear.
ALL guns love this. Anybody that hunts will LOVE this product - especially around water or inclement weather.
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My stainless guns have been getting a Hoppes spa day after almost every usage going on 3 decades. No worse for wear.
Of course it's also one of the best colognes out there.
Yeah, I'll walk in from the garage and my wife will wrinkle her nose and say "you've been cleaning guns again, haven't you?"
They look alright to me.
I suspect the lgs gentleman had nickel plated confused with stainless.
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