Cleaning Solvents

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by jaxgunslinger, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. jaxgunslinger

    jaxgunslinger New Member

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    Any issues with using Hoppes #9 on the brushed nickel finish?
     
  2. levelcross

    levelcross Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Smith&Wesson .32 that was my Grand fathers and as far as I know Hopps#9 is all its ever been cleaned with. The finish is around 80% I would have to say.
     

  3. rond

    rond Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't use it on nickle, why take the chance. If it gets under the plating it could cause it to flake off.
     
  4. cjive134

    cjive134 Active Member

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    Call Hoppe's. They will know for sure.
     
  5. jpshaw

    jpshaw Well-Known Member

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    While I've never had a problem with Hoppes I've never had a "plated" gun either. Call Hoppe's.
     
  6. snakebite

    snakebite Active Member

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    Try Frog Lube. The best for all firearms.
     
  7. Soren

    Soren Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've been using that lately. It works great and my safe smells minty fresh.
     
  8. captthundarr

    captthundarr Member

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    Hoppes 9 and 9 "copper" are ment for bore cleaning. Incidental contact with plated sufaces should be wiped down fairly soon. I would not use it for general cleaning of the slide or frame. IMOP.
     
  9. RudeDog

    RudeDog Well-Known Member

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    I prefer birchwood casey gun scrubber instead of hoppes
     
  10. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    I use #9 on my duo-tone, no issues.
     
  11. RudeDog

    RudeDog Well-Known Member

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    I've tried Gunslick Barrel Cleaning. It works well. Then Rem Oil everything down.
     
  12. USCG721

    USCG721 Well-Known Member

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    I swear by FIREclean


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  13. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw Well-Known Member

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  14. arcorob

    arcorob Active Member

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    The best cleaners, lubricants, etc.

    Recently on another forum (yes they exist..lol) a gentleman set out to test 40 top brands of gun cleaner/lubes, etc. He didn't just buy them and try them. He tested them for effective cleaning, lasting ability to protect (by coating 40 metal plates - 1 per and exposing them to elements for prolonged periods up to I think 45 days) , friction and drag, etc. Pretty sophisticated.

    The top 3 in every category? Hornady One shot, Frog Lube and WD-40 specialist (not normal WD-40) . I eventually went with the Frog Lube because the Hornady One shot is quite toxic.

    If you go with the Frog lube you wont be disappointed however; one thing he noted in ALL cases. The thinner the final lube surface (wipe it clean) the least drag. Having too much lube actually causes more drag.

    Hope this helps.
     
  15. pgaryferrero

    pgaryferrero New Member

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    I have always preferred Break-Free CLP. It works as a cleaner and a lubricant, but just like any cleaner, don't leave it on too long except for a thin, very thin, coat on lubricated parts. Never had problems with Hoppe's.


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  16. p51mstg

    p51mstg Active Member

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    I recall watching an episode of Real Guys Reviews on Youtube, and he did a segment on Frog Lube. Basically, he found the same thing IIRC - more lube tended to gum up moving parts. A thinner coat tended to be better.