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JohnFLand
06-19-2010, 12:44 AM
My wife seems to be really sensitive to the smell of Hoppes No. 9, even though I only use it in a well-ventilated garage. Is there an effective gun cleaner that might be less offensive?

trickyvic
06-19-2010, 1:22 AM
I think Hoppes Elite is odorless.

leelaw
06-19-2010, 1:24 AM
FP-10 CLP

Smells a little cinnamony

RT13
06-19-2010, 2:28 AM
MPro7 or Hoppes Elite.

Ricky-Ray
06-19-2010, 3:07 AM
I switched to MPro7 because of the smell too.

GŁnter
06-19-2010, 4:54 AM
I recommend Ballistol, it has a sweet sort of smell and enviromentally friendly.

caldude
06-19-2010, 5:43 AM
Prolix - actually smells kinda good, non-protroleum based and bio-degradeable.

http://www.prolixlubricant.com/

JTROKS
06-19-2010, 6:40 AM
Simple Green.

mhho
06-19-2010, 7:05 AM
I use M-Pro 7 products with good results

http://www.mpro7.com/MPro7-Gun-Cleaner.html

but Bore Tech gets very good recommendations from this site:

http://firearms.atactv.com/index.cfm?event=home.index&tab=categories&categoryId=320

Beelzy
06-19-2010, 7:08 AM
What!..... A Gunner who's spouse doesn't love the smell of Hoppes?? Oh the Humanity!!

(My wife digs the smell) :D

joe_sun
06-19-2010, 7:12 AM
I switched to MPro7 because of the smell too.

Mpro7 all the way

voodoo
06-19-2010, 8:01 AM
MPro7 ftw! Switched to it a few years back and have never needed to look for anything else.

GSG222
06-19-2010, 8:19 AM
My wife seems to be really sensitive to the smell of Hoppes No. 9, even though I only use it in a well-ventilated garage. Is there an effective gun cleaner that might be less offensive?

Sound fishy to me - are you sure you didn't do anything ELSE that pissed her off? You can try some really expensive perfume, that is, if she is into that sort of thingy.

GunLover
06-19-2010, 8:45 AM
Sounds like I am getting some MPRO7

Kodemonkey
06-19-2010, 9:03 AM
Mpro7 and hoppes elite are the same thing in the bottle. Just marketed differenty. I buy the big squirt bottle - it's almost half the price per ounce. I use it liberally on 2 handguns and a 12gauge. Every one in a while I will try something different but I keep coming back to mpro7. Even though it isn't toxic, still use nitrile gloves because the stuff you are cleaning up is toxic.

dfens
06-19-2010, 9:13 AM
MPro7 or Hoppes Elite which are the same thing just different labels on the bottles.

My woman always knows when I use Hoppe's #9 she can smell it after I use it and *****es you cleaned your guns again didn't you?

I have tons of it left but I don't want to clean outside so I use whatever of the previous 2 I can find on hand when in the house. I do like they are in squirt bottles allows me to spray the cleaner right where I need it vs dipping a tooth brush or q-tips.

At first I didn't like the Hoppes smell but I got used to it and it no longer bothers me. Wish women could do the same.

Old4eyes
06-19-2010, 10:11 AM
I suggest you clean some guns with Gun Scrubber and Shooter's choice, and then you can say "See, Hoppes ain't so bad!"

Maybe clean next to the cat box to disguise the smell?

SixtyDashOne
06-19-2010, 10:22 AM
I picked up a can of CLP Powder Blast or something like that awhile back and it has a citrus smell to it. Smells like that orange-scented dishwashing liquid.

twotap
06-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Rem-oil at the kitchen table with no complants over here.

aca72
06-19-2010, 10:34 AM
Ballistol (http://www.firehawktech.com/catalog/BALLISTOL_LUBE-1-1.html)

Exiledviking
06-19-2010, 11:35 AM
Anyone try Slip 2000 cleaners? I'm looking to try the Carbon Killer, since it biodegradable and non-hazardous.

Blaster 80
06-19-2010, 12:09 PM
Hoppe's elite it's unsented and cleans up very nicely.

Verci0013
06-19-2010, 12:20 PM
I recommend Ballistol, it has a sweet sort of smell and enviromentally friendly.

weird..Ballistol smells like a mixture of vomit and Soaked gym socks for me, I have yet to smell this "sweet sort" lol

esskay
06-19-2010, 2:40 PM
Another vote for MPro7, it's virtually odor less.

And non-toxic, too, I know since I drank some! Not on purpose, it was the first time I broke out the air compressor while cleaning my guns. I'm more careful about how I spray out nooks & crannies now. :)

throwbricks
06-19-2010, 2:45 PM
I've been using all Mil-Comm products for a while now, with good results. Non-toxic, no bad smell.

45R
06-19-2010, 3:29 PM
MPro 7 and Weapon Shield

MaxPower
06-19-2010, 3:30 PM
Another vote for Prolix.

fathead
06-19-2010, 4:24 PM
my vote goes to Gunzilla...

den888
06-19-2010, 5:50 PM
I know what your wife means about Hoppes #9, my wife dislikes the smell also, as it lingers in the home for 2-3 hours after being used. I have to blow a fan in the room to circulate the air to clear it out. I use CLP now, and am at peace with my wife.

MrBrent
06-19-2010, 5:56 PM
Chalk up one more vote for MPro 7. Great stuff.

pyromensch
06-19-2010, 9:31 PM
you got the wrong wife, i attracted mine with a drop behind my ears. all joking aside, i put the drops on my wrists