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Is Breakfree CLP really sufficient?

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

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  1. JTQ

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  2. squid841

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    barrell cleaner

    Thanks Folks, I just shot about 200~250 rounds of 9 mm and .40 cal, all reloads. The 9mm was using bullseye powder, the .40 cal were factory reloads.
    I had a hard time getting a patch to come out clean after repeated attempts with rem oil, and other brands. I;m at work now, and suffer from CRS. I am going to try all the brands listed here

    BTW, I'm a new member, and my son does my re-loading for me. Damn! I raised a good son. Hey, my Daughter is no slouch either.
     
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    Good for long term storage.

    BreakFreeCLP.jpg BreakFreeCLP01.jpg No more CLP for me. The cylinder on my S&W 337PD has always turned hard. Not free and loose like others. So a drop of CLP was applied now and then. Never seemed to help. Cleaning the area with hoppe's no 9 solvent, keeps bring out this pasty looking stuff. Having 2 bottles of CLP, i go to pour the older into the newer bottle. The same pasty grease is inside the neck of both bottles. After shaking the bottle, it still remains. I know from years of use that CLP will build up like dried heavy oil. So any excess is wiped off. CLP may still be good for long term storage, but will not be used as a lube on my firearms again. Always remove CLP from the bore before firing. Teflon does not work well at high temperatures.
     
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    That's been my experience too. I've used Breakfree CLP since it came out a few decades ago and the only downside is, if you lube up your guns for long term storage, then take them out of the safe after a year or two, you will find that the CLP has hardened into a "dry heavy oil". The stuff is almost like a coat of varnish, requiring a lot of solvent and scrubbing to remove it. For short-term use between range trips, it works fine. I've started to use Weapon Shield and Eezox for long-term storage.
     
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    Has anyone tried and not liked Gunzilla CLP?

    I just can't find any CLP that does a better job of cleaning and lubing than Gunzilla.
     
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    I've been using it in all of my guns for many MANY years, from above the artic circle hunting in Alaska, even in the winter, to the heat of the desert of Texas, and every place that i've hunted inbetween, incdluding the costal temporate rainforest!

    I have nothing but GOOD things to say about Break Free!!

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    I use CLP in my range bag.. Ed's Red for 'serious cleaning' and Hoppe's #9 if 1 and 2 don't work. Hoppes is a good copper solvent.

    CLP makes a nice lube and that film it leaves is the lube part. I lube my AR with it when I'm done cleaning.
     
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    Hoppe's & Mobil 1 Full synthetic

    CLP is a great penetrating oil with good features. Excellent for penetrating into pistol actions' small moving parts.
    Grease is probably best for "Aluminum" sliding surfaces to reduce wear.
    Militec-1 is a good "dry lube" for hot sufaces like semi auto bbls in dirty environments.

    Mobil1 has cleaning agents, withstands heat and cold, disperses well and provides a slightly heavier lubrication quality.

    Hoppe's cleans better than any of the above.

    Almost all will work just fine with reasonable cleaning and care.
     
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    Fer gosh safe, 243. You don't have to douse your guns in it. Enough to get it into the crevices is all, and wipe away any excess. After running a CLP patch, I run a dry patch once or twice.

    I use a little transparent bottle for my CLP, and I see a little of the teflon residue settling in the corner. It does eventually go back into suspension if you shake it once in awhile. If you have that much crud collecting in your bottle, I wonder if you're shaking it before use, like you're supposed to.

    Any grease or oil worth a darn will dry and harden if you leave your guns bathed in it.
     
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    Yup Ballistol is the best thing going, been using it for hmmmmm don't know how many years.
     
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    I use Ballistol on my blackpowder guns. I use it on my Parkerized guns, too.

    The newer bottle of Break Free CLP that I have doesn't have that nice CLP aroma that I love.
    It also doesn't seem to have the Teflon content of the older CLP.
    No matter how much I shake it, it's clear as water when it comes out of the bottle.

    My older CLP and my bottle of Tri Flow both have that nice smell and Teflon content.

    Wanna talk about a lube that STINKS??
    That would be Tetra Gun. Fantastic oil for steel on steel, but it smells funny.
     
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    In the last two years, I have been happy with Ed's Red.
     
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    Agree. Ballistol is basically all I use as well. Spray it on, let it soak in for a bit, and after a while, your gun metal seems to get a kind of "seasoned" finish that resists carbon. I use both spray and the liquid.

    I do use a light dab of shooters choice grease to lube the rails every so often.
     
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    New convert from Hoppe's and Rem oil. Break Free is far superior. I think I will still use Hoppe's for fouled bores though.

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    I converted from Breakfree to Gunzilla because it is such a good bore cleaner.

    Sent from my *iPod Touch 5G with iOS 6.0 and Safari using hands free Siri to produce the message from my verbal request. (Sorry I couldn't help myself-LOL)
     
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    There is Breakfree CLP and then there's everything else.
     
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    Been useing breakfree clp for 38 years and never had issues with it. Grew up hunting in s fl swamps and did not have rust there ether . Hunted in rain and also way north canada deer hunting. Just no problems . Like some others wipe well as it still leaves a well lubed product. makes a good all purpose lube perservitive and good basic cleaner. I us KG-12 now for hard end of year cleaning.
     
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    When I leave for the office in the morning, I go down to the gun room and put a drop of Breakfree behind each ear---works for me.
     
  21. Morgan8119

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    Of all the common products at wal-mart BF CLP is probably the best.
     
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    Could not agree more. Just a little variation for me.

    Hoppe's #9, then Royal Purple synthetic motor oil.
     
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