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Posted: 9/25/2001 12:37:24 PM EDT
I was using the spray bottle type. Just bought a can of the aeresol type. Only difference I noticed was they smell differently (can stinks). Which one do you use/prefer?? Nobby out
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:48:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nobby: I was using the spray bottle type. Just bought a can of the aeresol type. Only difference I noticed was they smell differently (can stinks). Which one do you use/prefer?? Nobby out
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Neither. I use at this point BreakFree CLP (shake well!) in the pour bottle, sometimes decanted (sounds so lovely, doesn't it? :^) ) into the little GI bottles or oilers, depending on what gun it is that I'm CLP'ing. I really don't like breathing any kind of chemical unless I absolutely have to, and, as soon as you have smelled it, the aerosol version is already in your body. I honestly don't know what's in CLP, but it's easier to clean with it indoors than with Hoppe's etc., due to the lack of a pungent odor from CLP. (The lack of odor keeps the wife happy, too.) I haven't tried the Remington CLP yet, but I've seen here on the forum that it is closer to the current USGI formula- maybe others can relate their experiences with it in all its forms.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:53:33 PM EDT
Now just exactly [b]who[/b] doesn't [b]love[/b] the smell of Hoppe's #9 ??
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 12:55:04 PM EDT
I splash Hoppe's #9 on as cologne.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:15:32 PM EDT
I buy CLP by the gallon from the manf. (aviall) I pay $54 a gallon. Beats the hell out of paying for the small spray bottles. I just pour it into my own spray bottle. Lasts about one year. I use it extensively on my Class III guns. Great stuff. Wife hates the smell.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:22:39 PM EDT
I love the smell of Hoppes #9...truly! My wife, however, HATES IT. I can open the bottle in the upstairs office with the door closed and window open...and she will smell it about 3 minutes later downstairs!!! Been thinking of switching to CLP for this reason, as I HATE cleaning my guns outside (she won't let me do it in the garage either, since that's where her car (Ford Excursion Diesel) is parked.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:25:02 PM EDT
Tastes good.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:29:35 PM EDT
The USGI formula? All I ever used in the Marine Corp was BreakFree CLP. Smalls LCpl of Marines
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:38:12 PM EDT
A little different? CLP in a can smells much worse than out of the bottle. I still wonder why it smells so differently. You guys think Hoppes #9 smells good? It smells way too much like the brass polish we had to us in the Army. I do not associate that smell with anything pleasant.z
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 1:43:32 PM EDT
Nothing beats Sweets 7.62 in smell [puke]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:37:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LotBoy: Tastes good.
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[shock]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:43:05 PM EDT
Hoppe's #9. Nectar of the gods! Second place is racing gasoline. Anyone remember what gas smelled like before cat converters?? MMMmmmmm!!!! It's the LEAD!
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:54:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RockCreek: I buy CLP by the gallon from the manf. (aviall) I pay $54 a gallon. Beats the hell out of paying for the small spray bottles. I just pour it into my own spray bottle. Lasts about one year. I use it extensively on my Class III guns. Great stuff. Wife hates the smell.
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RockCreek, Where do you order that from? Is there a website? Sounds like a great idea.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:58:42 PM EDT
"I knew that this would be a bad week to quit sniffing bore cleaner." [whacko]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:07:06 PM EDT
I love the smell of CLP in the morning...
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:14:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2001 3:17:38 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:29:49 PM EDT
i actually have a small amount of break free left in a ten year old spray can. i will spray a patch and mail it to anybody that wants to 'remember the old days'. willy
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 4:35:36 PM EDT
Barnes CR-10 will clean out those sinus passages! And kill a couple million brain cells at the same time.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 4:53:25 PM EDT
The only brain cells that die are the weak ones... [smoke]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 4:59:59 PM EDT
CLP makes good nut polish.[;)]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 5:09:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By timh70: The only brain cells that die are the weak ones... [smoke]
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Is that what they mean when they say "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger"?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 5:18:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By timh70: The only brain cells that die are the weak ones... [smoke]
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Is that what they mean when they say "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger"?
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Oxymoron.....?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 8:16:52 PM EDT
Hey guys, how "dry" is clp like breakaway for instance. I don't like a wet feel on the outside surface of the gun. I've been currently using borecote which seems to be very good and dry.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 10:41:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:04:12 PM EDT
I am so poor that I have to go to the gas station to get used motor oil for gun lube.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 4:06:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CPL_Punishment: BreakFree's odor changed around 7 to 8 years ago. Most likely the removal of certain halogenated hydrocarbons to save our ozone layer.
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Yes, I noticed that it smells much worse than it used to. Much stronger oder too. I had been wondering why. DrMark
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 1:24:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SNorman: I splash Hoppe's #9 on as cologne.
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That's right. A little splash behind the ears and the babes go bonkers! [:P]
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 1:31:18 PM EDT
I've only used the "old" BreakFree formula, which had only a mild oily smell. The new military CLP by Royco does smell pretty rough. Kind of a petroleum-extract + strong solvent smell. Works well though, and is cheap. I still prefer the old BreakFree even if its "cleaning" abilities are somewhat suspect; it's the best protectant I have yet found. It outperformed everything else I had on hand in a salt-spray corrosion test I conducted over a couple of weeks. The runners up were Royco CLP, Eezox, and Johnson's paste wax (!)
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 1:58:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2001 2:51:53 PM EDT by SSgtUSMC]
Originally Posted By USNA91:
Originally Posted By SNorman: I splash Hoppe's #9 on as cologne.
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That's right. A little splash behind the ears and the babes go bonkers! [:P]
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I whole heartedly agree! My wife used to hate the smell; Now it seems to have an aphrodisiac effect on her. It's a wonder that I get any cleaning done at all! Of course, at home I now enforce that old armory rule about the minimum of 3 cleanings after each firing, before considering any rifle acceptably clean. Semper Field Day-us, Dave
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 2:47:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: Hoppe's #9. Nectar of the gods! Second place is racing gasoline. Anyone remember what gas smelled like before cat converters?? MMMmmmmm!!!! It's the LEAD!
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Ah the smell of 110 octane race gas in the morning. Got to love the smell and slight sting to the eyes. Hoppes.....everyone likes the smell of Hoppes.
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