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I am in need of upgrading my cleaning patches. I have cotton ones that are fraying too frequently and am looking for opinions on the best cleaning patches. As long as we are on the topic I also wanted to know about any other indespensible tools or solvents, oils, etc. ?
 

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I am a frog lube guy. Been using it for two years on all my hand guns. Zero issues so far.
 

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I've got a 50+ year collection of gun cleaning stuff, when ever something new comes out I'll probably buy it, try it then go back to what I've always used. I've gotten away from rods (remember when the one piece Dewey rods were all the rage) and like the bore snakes for a quick pull through at the range. For more detailed cleaning I like the Otis kits with pull through cables and the patches they use. When it comes to solvents I grew up on Hoppes No. 9 and still use it, sometimes I'll go down to my work bench and open a bottle just to smell it, LOL.

To me oil is oil, I've used most of the big names and really can't tell the difference between them. I've got to confess to experimenting with a tube of Brian Enos's Slide Glide and before you jump all over me I know that kimber says not to use any kind of grease on their guns. The gun I'm trying it on is very well worn in, over 16,000 rounds have been down it's tube and it runs very well with the grease. I've noticed that the slide and rails don't seem to collect as much crap as they do with oil.

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Hoppes #9, a bore snake, and I just use plain old Remoil. As far as patches go. No specific brand. Whatever is cheap. Oh, and I am liking the Otis stuff.
 

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I like Tipton cotton Flannel patches with M-Pro 7 solvent and gun oil on the Kimbers and Slide Glide on the slides of every thing else. Though I admit that it doesn't smell like you are cleaning a gun unless it is Hoppe old #7.
 

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I like Tipton cotton Flannel patches with M-Pro 7 solvent and gun oil on the Kimbers and Slide Glide on the slides of every thing else. Though I admit that it doesn't smell like you are cleaning a gun unless it is Hoppe old #7.

#7, didn't you mean #9?
 

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Hey I'm old don't I get to make at least one mistake. I did mean #9.
 

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I have a Gunsmith friend that uses windshield washer fluid to clean with, you know the blue stuff you by at Wal mart
 

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When you really think about it........ why not? Anything that can cut through grease, oil and gunpowder residue would work.
 

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He uses it for the alcohol content. That's my guess. It also contains a mild detergent and as a by product, doesn't smell all that bad.
 

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On second thought it wouldn't work to good for cleaning copper and lead fouling in a barrel but should work OK for everything else.
 

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I use a mixture if Dr. Pepper, Pepto Bismal and jet fuel. :D
 

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Wait. That's for my feet. No, to clean my gun I use Hoppe's 9 cleaner and MC2500 oil. The patches are from Southern Bloomer Mfg. Co. Yep. Strange but true.
 

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I use a mixture if Dr. Pepper, Pepto Bismal and jet fuel. :D
Wait. That's for my feet. No, to clean my gun I use Hoppe's 9 cleaner and MC2500 oil. The patches are from Southern Bloomer Mfg. Co. Yep. Strange but true.
I just pissed my pants!!!! damn I'm still laughing now my wife thinks I'm laughing at her:D:D:D
 

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Some of the people here think Vodka will fix anything...
 
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