Clp break free gun cleaner.

Discussion in 'General Hi-Point Discussion' started by kevin6154, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. kevin6154

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    Any thoughts? Just tried some and I like it so far. Has anyone else tried it on a hi point?


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  2. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Works great as a cleaner/lubricant/rust inhibitor all in one shot. I still like to use the good ole fashion Shooter Choice Gun Grease on my springs and a few other spots.
     

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Breakfree CLP is pretty good stuff. It used to be one of my 2 standard "go to" products before I wrote my book (along with Ballistol). I still use it for certain applications and, again (yes, along with Ballistol), is one of the only "gun specific" cleaners which I will still buy.

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  4. ArmyScout

    ArmyScout Supporting Member

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    CLP is very popular for all firearms and firearm owners. "Clean Lube Protect".
     
  5. kevin6154

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    It defiantly made the job easier. Was just wondering if it would hurt the polymer.


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  6. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    It is safe on all commonly used polymers in firearms and knives. The worst I've ever heard is that it might cause some discoloration of light colored and very cheap plastics. Never seen it happen myself, including on the poly that Hi Point uses. 100% safe, and effective.

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  7. I never tried CLP brand. But i do love BAllistol. I'm not sure if they are to much different. After all they both claim to do the same thing. The ballistol was cheaper. I love it for cleaning with bore snakes.

    Spray it down the barrel, Run the sanke. COMPLETED!
     
  8. USMC_VET

    USMC_VET Supporting Member

    i used CLP / Breakfree 30 some years ago in my Armory while i was in the Marines and it worked very well on M16A1's and other military firearms of that era
     
  9. kevin6154

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    Sweet. I kinda like the stuff. I may try frog lube soon as well.


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  10. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    My experience is that Breakfree brand CLP does a better job at softening and removing carbon fouling than Ballistol. However, I believe that Ballistol does a superior job of washing away and removing corrosive salts from corrosively primed ammunition.

    When I shoot corrosive ammo (or think I might have shot corrosive ammo) I will clean the firearm first with Ballistol, paying particular attention to the breach face, chamber, and the parts most affected by gasses, then I will clean again using Breakfree CLP, Ed's Red, or whatever. But corrosive ammo gets Ballistol FIRST as a general rule.

    I will stipulate that I have also experimented with "Moose Milk" as a first-cleaning for guns that have shot corrosive ammo. It's "free" (way cheaper) works just fine but I find that I like Ballistol better.

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  11. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    My first 'handgun' was/is a ASM 1860 Army .44 C&B revolver. I picked up some CVA Barrel Blaster solvent spray. Seems to work pretty good on everythng I've tried it on. and it has that nice citrus scent too..... :cool:

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  12. lsi1

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    it isn't the best cleaner lubricant or even protectant. what it is is a relatively inexpensive product as far as gun care goes that fits a majority of my needs.

    Grhanted sometimes i do grab out the old hoppes for some tough work but then i go over that with the clp.
     
  13. juski_w

    juski_w Member

    I have to chime on this. I'm retired army 1SG & all I use is Break free. I recently sold a rifle I had since '93. Guy could not believe me about how old is. I have 6 Hi points in 4 pistol, 2 carbine. I say it works great on all. In Alaska we had low temp version that was awesome.


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  14. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I use a variant of eds red that I make. One for the barrel other for all cleaning and one for lub. I also use a lot of super lube.
     
  15. Grant

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    One of my favorite cleaners.
     
  16. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    I read a very in depth review of about 46 different firearm lubricants. It covered lubrication properties and corrosion/rust prevention and found that frog lube is top 3 if not #1 for cleaning, lubricating and protecting (clp). The top 3 were Hornadays one shot, wd40 specialist and froglube. I personally havent tried any of these, but I think I will get some froglube
     
  17. kevin6154

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    After 150 rnds the clp thinned out a bit and got all over my hands. It was 90 degrees. I only used a small amount to lube. That's my only complaint.


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  18. Just did some reading about the frog lube. looks cool, sounds cool. But it seems like a hassle, and you have to use there "de-greaser" to get any oil based residue left on it. and its not cheap.

    I have been thinking about getting a cheap ultrasound cleaner and then just keep using hoppes gun lube on the wear parts.
     
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  19. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    Actually, hoppes is what i use, and it was rated well on that review as well. My wife doesn't like the smell of the cleaner, but I think it smells pretty good.
     
  20. I use CLP on everything and really like it. I do put super lube on the rails, which really smoothed them out.