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Is Breakfree CLP really sufficient?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kazaam, Sep 20, 2012.

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  1. kazaam

    kazaam Member

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    If you had to buy one cleaner and one lubricant, what would those be?
     
  2. JTQ

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    I'm currently using SLIP 2000. Non-toxic, practically no smell, and you don't have to shake it up. Hilton Yam recommended against using BreakFree because you need to shake it up to get the Teflon into solution. I thought he was over thinking this until I started using BreakFree in a clear bottle. He's right, you do have to shake it quite a bit (a lot more than you'd ordinarily think) to get the stuff off the bottom of the bottle and into solution. SLIP seems to stay around on the parts a little longer too.

    http://www.10-8performance.com/pages/1911-User's-Guide.html

    I haven't tried them, but WeaponShield as previously mentioned is from the same guy that brought us FP-10. Apparently it is a better product than FP-10. Frog Lube also sounds like something I'd like.
    I've used Ballistol and it does work well. It has quite a unique smell, so mostly I use it for garden tools these days. Here is Hickok45 using Ballistol on one of his Glock's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZf4mUM10Vc
     
  3. BYJO4

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    I've been using Breakfree for 4 or 5 years now and think it does an excellent job.
     
  4. k_dawg

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    I have always preferred a seperate cleaner from the lubricate/protect.

    "You can have my Hoppes #9 when you prey this bottle from my cold dead fingers!" :neener:
     
  5. HOOfan_1

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    Ballistol has worked better for me at removing carbon and powder residue than Hoppes 9 and Outers cleaning solvent.

    Just let the Ballistol sit for about an hour and it cleans right out. It does pretty good at removing copper also. I like Wipeout to REALLY remove the copper though
     
  6. wally

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    Yes.

    Although I prefer cheaper solvents for cleaning, been using CLP for lube and rust prevention for about 30 years and never a problem.
     
  7. meanmrmustard

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    Safari Land CLP. Nuff said.
     
  8. Rinspeed

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    I used Breakfree CLP for many many years until I found FP-10 and now Weapon Shield. For rails especially on the Sigs I'm a big fan of Brian Enos's Slide-Glide.
     
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    I use Outers Trilube doesnt have that nasty smell Breakfree clp has.
     
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    Breakfree has a smell? Used it for years, never noticed an odor?
     
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    Doesn't taste very good either.
     
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    I love Breakfree CLP.

    Like others have said, it works good enough for just about everything, and is cheap.

    I use Hoppe's #9 for some of the more stubborn stuff though, and have a few alternative lubes I use from time to time, including hoppe's dri-lube for the 10/22 and Outers for certain applications.

    I also never notice a smell with breakfree. Neither does the wife. Hoppe's is quite smelly though! She notices that.
     
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    I like it and use a lot of it. Does a very good job for me.
     
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    I use Breakfree when I don't want/need to get out my really good cleaner (G96). Breakfree CLP smells really close to the military issue kind so it is a little nostalgia for me. It is cheaper than my G96 and does a decent job for light cleanings. My only beef is its messy to cleanup compared to mil CLP and G96.
     
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    It's the only lube I have used for the past 4 years or so now. The only other lube I use is a good gun grease and for certain applications I'll use a teflon based dry lube that Dupont puts out. Break Free CLP works great IMHO.
     
  16. meanmrmustard

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    You just couldn't help trying it, could you!
     
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    After I clean the inside of my mags I give them a little shot of dry Teflon lube and it works great.
     
  18. Nicky Santoro

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    Is Breakfree CLP really sufficient?

    It has always performed satisfactorily for me.
     
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    I used Brakefree and thought it did a pretty good job until I discovered "Gunzilla" which IMO is hands down the best CLP out there.

    http://www.gunzilla.us/test.htm

    By the way, I only used dry lube on my pocket guns until I found Gunzilla.
     
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    Breakfree CLP is grossly inferior as a lubricant, to Mobil 1. I use Mobil 1 for lubing. I use a variety of solvents for cleaning.
     
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    Our military runs like a well oiled machine because it is. CLP is that oil.

    If it can keep the M16 running, and it can, then it is alright in my book.
     
  22. meanmrmustard

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    You use solvent in your car?
     
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    When I ran low on Breakfree CLP, I tried
    Gunzilla. It smells better, is less toxic and
    cleans and lubes just fine. Don't have a
    rust problem, so I can't comment on that.
     
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    Breakfree CLP works fine for me.
     
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    Works pretty good for a do everything lube
     
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