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bmuoio
10-25-2009, 7:58 PM
I was at the gun show today and found out about CLP gun cleaner. This man was explaining to me how it is light years ahead of solvent and also work as good as any lubricator on the market, All in one step. I Was a little skeptical at first. I walked the show and found another quality booth that was mainly just promoting there brand of CLP. I listened in the back round and found every thing the first guy explained to me the same as these guys were pitching. So I went back to the first booth where he had only three large bottle left. Well I just got home and tried it on a gun that was half cleaned and needed to be finished. This stuff was like nothing I have ever used. It literally dissolved the carbon as soon as I touched the parts with it. Also no horrible odor! (My wife will love this stuff!) She always got so aggravated when I would clean my guns. Then the next test was how lubricated wwould it actually feel? It was so slippery and lubed that I was very convinced it was everything they said it was. Then after I was done I had to was my hand four times to get the oily feel of my hand. Nothing like any lube. I would wash my hand real good once and they felt normal. Not with this stuff. By the way the name brand he was selling was called GUNZILLA Let me know if you have heard of CLP? GOOD or BAD?

AdamM
10-25-2009, 8:02 PM
CLP is very popular. Dont use it in the barrel though.

Walmart sells it too, fyi. Ive only seen it in the aerosol cans there though

bmuoio
10-25-2009, 8:08 PM
Solvent and good lube in barrel and is it ok as a final step of lube on bolt and other parts?

AdamM
10-25-2009, 8:13 PM
Solvent and good lube in barrel and is it ok as a final step of lube on bolt and other parts?

I use it to help clean parts and loosen build up carbon/crap and then use a grease for the lubrication. Oil and CLP evaporate, burn up and run. Grease stays where you put it

bmuoio
10-25-2009, 8:17 PM
ok to clean barrel with it though? the grease after?

slik556
10-25-2009, 8:21 PM
CLP is very popular. Dont use it in the barrel though.

Walmart sells it too, fyi. Ive only seen it in the aerosol cans there though

I use it to help clean parts and loosen build up carbon/crap and then use a grease for the lubrication. Oil and CLP evaporate, burn up and run. Grease stays where you put it

I don't think the OP is actually talking about the brand CLP. he said something about gunzilla. Not the same stuff as in the black and yellow can.

AdamM
10-25-2009, 8:23 PM
I don't think the OP is actually talking about the brand CLP. he said something about gunzilla. Not the same stuff as in the black and yellow can.

Whoops, my mistake. I assumed OP meant Breakfree CLP

Never heard of Gunzilla

usmcchet9296
10-25-2009, 8:31 PM
It is a good basic cleaner/lubricant/protectant but as other will state there are better products out there

Seesm
10-25-2009, 8:38 PM
I started using Gunzilla after the Cow Palace show and it is neat stuff... SO far I thinkI switched cleaners.... Only time will tell...

What else was cool is that regular gun oil then CLP seem to attract dirt whereas the Gunzilla repels the dirt and yes mostly all natural stuff with not much smell at all.

pennys dad
10-25-2009, 8:43 PM
hmm, ok, I have a questions. Why not Breakfree in the barrel, it does have a cleaning component to it. I use Hoppes solvent for cleaning and am considering a barrel foam but I am curious why not. In the Army we solely used Breakfree CLP to clean the M16s

AdamM
10-25-2009, 9:06 PM
hmm, ok, I have a questions. Why not Breakfree in the barrel, it does have a cleaning component to it. I use Hoppes solvent for cleaning and am considering a barrel foam but I am curious why not. In the Army we solely used Breakfree CLP to clean the M16s

Bore foam would be a better choice, Breakfree CLP has teflon in it - Thats why its best not to use it in the barrel

bmuoio
10-25-2009, 9:12 PM
He mentioned" it has Teflon in it and don't make a habit of it "?

Barney Gumble
10-25-2009, 9:32 PM
The military gets a different formulation of CLP that doesn't have teflon.

ar15barrels
10-25-2009, 9:55 PM
CLP was created at the request of the military to be a "passable" cleaner, lubricant and protectant.
If does NONE of them exceptionally well, but all of them good enough.
It was made to simplify the numbers of containers of lubricant and bore cleaner that grunts have to carry.
The idea was to take two items and replace them with one.

This is much like a swiss army knife approach.
It's handy to have all those tools, but none of those tools work as good as dedicated tools.

rod
10-26-2009, 8:57 AM
I use hot coffee down the barrel of my 1853 Enfield to clean it during re-enactments. I clean it with Hopps #9 and some oil when I get home.

Greg-Dawg
10-26-2009, 10:34 AM
I like MPro7 better than CLP.

bsim
10-26-2009, 10:14 PM
I thought the smell of #9 was one of the enjoyable parts of cleaning guns?

Turbinator
10-26-2009, 10:19 PM
CLP is very popular. Dont use it in the barrel though.

I will respectfully disagree. Too much oil in the barrel is bad. A microscopically light coating is ok. However, I use it however to get out the heavy crud at the beginning of my cleaning session, because I have a lot of CLP on hand, and it helps at the beginning. I switch to a solvent, then go with some foaming bore cleaner. I have never had a problem with CLP to clean my barrels after 15 years of using it there.

Turby

Unit74
10-27-2009, 12:27 AM
I like MPro7 better than CLP.


Ditto....Much better

caoboy
10-27-2009, 1:17 AM
I thought the smell of #9 was one of the enjoyable parts of cleaning guns?

Only in poorly ventilated rooms.

steelrain82
10-27-2009, 1:56 AM
ok total newb question here. i have a can of breakfree that i used to lube my rifle. but i hear all these different cleaners. what the heck should i use and have as a bare minimum. hell if i could id just go on base and see if i can get some of there clp since thats all ive ever known.

Dr. Peter Venkman
10-27-2009, 3:12 AM
Bore foam would be a better choice, Breakfree CLP has teflon in it - Thats why its best not to use it in the barrel

And where is your evidence that "teflon" will ruin a barrel?

AdamM
10-27-2009, 8:21 AM
And where is your evidence that "teflon" will ruin a barrel?

Never once did I say it would ruin it. I said its best not to use it there. I have absolutely no evidence that it will ruin a barrel, hence the reason I didnt say that. Ive heard on this board that it shouldnt be used there from several different members, and that is why I said that its best not to use it there and recommended the use of other products that were designed for the task of cleaning the inside of a barrel.

If I was wrong in saying that it shouldnt be used in the barrel, then I apologize and by all means, drench your bore in CLP

AdamM
10-27-2009, 8:39 AM
I will respectfully disagree. Too much oil in the barrel is bad. A microscopically light coating is ok. However, I use it however to get out the heavy crud at the beginning of my cleaning session, because I have a lot of CLP on hand, and it helps at the beginning. I switch to a solvent, then go with some foaming bore cleaner. I have never had a problem with CLP to clean my barrels after 15 years of using it there.

Turby

Thats a different story, I was talking about using strictly CLP in the bore and nothing else to get it out. What I have heard is that the heat caused by shooting + the teflon from the CLP itsnt exactly recommended. This would only be the case if you left a decent amount of the CLP in the bore and didnt bother running a dry patch through afterwards

Dr. Peter Venkman
10-27-2009, 11:43 AM
Never once did I say it would ruin it. I said its best not to use it there. I have absolutely no evidence that it will ruin a barrel, hence the reason I didnt say that. Ive heard on this board that it shouldnt be used there from several different members, and that is why I said that its best not to use it there and recommended the use of other products that were designed for the task of cleaning the inside of a barrel.

If I was wrong in saying that it shouldnt be used in the barrel, then I apologize and by all means, drench your bore in CLP

Don't repeat an old wives tale if you don't have the evidence to support it. I have yet to see members here or on any other gun forum provide anecdotal evidence from a metallurgist (or a similar specialist) and explain why CLP would be a problem in the bore. Even what you suggested to Turby does not make much sense; wouldn't a bullet simply act as a squeegee when it is going down the barrel? It reminds me of the "FLUORIDE = RAT POISON" anti-toothpaste deal.

usmcchet9296
10-27-2009, 1:58 PM
I think its safe to say CLP is something you should have but only use when there is nothing else around. Its kind of like 3in1 oil it works well but isn't the best. I carry a small bottle in my gun bag and in the pistol grip of my AR15. Used it in the military and does what is supposed to do kinda.