View Full Version : What products do you use for your rifle cleaning regimen?

05-03-2011, 1:21 PM
Just wondering what products everyone is using; cleaning kits and chemicals from rods to copper and carbon solvents, and lube oils.

From the CalGuns collective wisdom I'll assemble my setup! :D

05-03-2011, 1:47 PM
Just started using Frogslube. Stuff is amazing!

05-03-2011, 2:02 PM
I've had everything under the sun it seems :)

Unless it's something leftover that's sitting in front of me, I'll use butchs bore shine on the bore and hoppes 9 on everything else metal. Lube with Lubriplate FMO350 spray and lubriplate grease on rails or bolts. That's what works best for me (they all work as long as you maintain everything as you should). This stuff mentioned makes cleaning the easiest for me and lubing as well. Stays on great and doesn't attract much crap. I like tetra grease as well but not a big fan of their clp.

Did I mention it all works as long as you do your part?!

05-03-2011, 2:34 PM
I use SLIP 2000 products

EWL extreme weapons lubricant and Carbon Killer bacuase it doesnt stink (smells like oranges) and works well for most jobs.

05-03-2011, 2:40 PM
Hoppes, CLP, patches and Boresnake. I have no rust and clean bores. (guns that is) :)

05-03-2011, 2:45 PM
breakfree CLP for cleaning solvent and barrel duty, slip 2000 EWL for oiling

05-03-2011, 2:58 PM
Bore snake & Frog Lube. Some micro fiber towels & a soft brush.

05-03-2011, 2:59 PM
CLP, Hoppes, Rem oil and Dry lube. Dewey carbon fiber rods and boresnakes. Get's it done for me.

05-03-2011, 3:04 PM
My father has swears by No. 9 for a solvent as long as I can remember, but the stuff is so old there's gotta be something better.

I've been using CLP for years as a lube, but I can't say there's anything special about it. Might as well clean w/WD40 and lube with rem oil. It would probably be the same thing.

Nobody uses copper solvent?

05-03-2011, 3:16 PM
Slip 2000 stuff for me too. Boresnakes are awesome too.

05-03-2011, 4:02 PM
i use CLP, EEZOX, Wipe-Out Bore Cleaner... boresnakes and otis AR cleaning kit.

05-03-2011, 4:14 PM
M-Pro 7 gun cleaner and M-Pro 7 Copper Remover, no smell whatsoever. EEZOX in the bore when I'm done cleaning, smells kinda minty. Tetra lube and grease for mechanisms, no smell.

05-03-2011, 4:16 PM
synthetic safe gun scrubber
rem oil
bore snake
paper towels
on rare occasion a tooth brush

05-03-2011, 4:22 PM
I have tried ALL of them. I use KG-2 for carbon and slip 2000 oil when done cleaning to lube them up. Both KG and Slip are the best I have ever used.

05-03-2011, 4:39 PM
M-Pro 7
Hopps Dri-lube

05-03-2011, 4:46 PM
Brake Cleaner or Hoppes 9 - for cleaning & degreasing
Slip 2000 - for lubrication
Bore Snake (only) - for scrubbing the bore

05-03-2011, 5:00 PM
Nobody uses copper solvent?

Only during barrel break-in

05-03-2011, 5:12 PM
This for the bore: (and yes, it kills copper, and no, it's not just for break-in)


This for lube:


05-03-2011, 5:15 PM
Hoppes. Love the stuff. Use it for all my guns, and use all their products.

05-03-2011, 9:27 PM
Hoppes, CLP, Hoppes Grease, and copper solvent ( For perpetually dirty Mosin),

Bore snake, patches, toothbrush, cleaning rod, shop towels, etc.

So far so good.

05-03-2011, 10:08 PM
Slip for the BCG. I don't really clean anything else any more.

05-04-2011, 8:55 AM
breakfree CLP for cleaning solvent and barrel duty, slip 2000 EWL for oiling

+1 been using CLP for years-- the guys at Riflegear recommended EWL so I'm using that now. I also use a Hoppe's bore snake and wipe down the receiver with a silicone gun cloth. I try to KISS.

05-04-2011, 9:20 AM
SLIP 2000 products for cleaning and lubing - Carbon Killer and EWL.

Boresnakes, q-tips, chamber stars, brushes

05-04-2011, 10:12 AM
CLP/Hoppe's No. 9 for general cleaning and removing gunk
RemOil for lubing against corrosion
Shooter's Choice High Tech Grease for lubing areas with high wear/friction i.e BCG rails
Wipe-Out Patch-Out for removing copper fouling from the barrel (works really well btw)
Dewey cleaning rods
Dewey cleaning patches, brushes and jags
Nylon bristle brush for scrubbing
Paper towels

05-04-2011, 1:04 PM
I use CLP, boresnake, old mechanical toothbrush (make sure you get a good design! http://www.amazon.com/Spinbrush-Battery-Powered-Toothbrush-Marvel/dp/B0014AG64Y ), and patches to wipe everything down.

It was my understanding that CLP was good for everything, cleaning and lube. How come everyone only uses it as a lube? i am being cheap or should i start to looking into a better solvent.