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Break Free CLP

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by JML50, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Apr 7, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    JML50

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    So i've been looking to get another kind of cleaning solvent for my glock and came across some Winchester Break Free CLP at wal-mart. I am getting tired of soaking patches and wiping everything down with q-tips and was looking to try an aerosol. Anyone ever used this stuff? I googled it and seems that people like it alot. I have tried their lube and it seems to work well but never their solvent/lube/protectant in one. Is it safe to use on polymer frames such as my glock? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    I have had good luck with gunslick products. I haven't used Break Free.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Breakfree is great stuff when used where it should be. I don't think it's a replacement for a proper cleaning job. Here's what I do.

    Buy a can of Butches gun scrubber. This stuff is like brake cleaner for guns. It will not harm your plastic, rubber, or camo finishes. Run a patch of carbon/lead cleaner like Hoppes #9 or equivalent through the barrel. Then dip your brass bore brush in the cleaner and run it all the way through a few times. Don't forget to use a bore cleaning guide so you don't bugger up the breach. Don't forget to clean the end of the barrel with a brass brush to keep the gun accurate. Run 2-3 clean patches through. Next every once in awhile you need a copper cleaner like Sweets. Do the same for that except use a nylon bore brush. The copper cleaner will destroy your brass brush because brass has copper in it.

    After this hose everything down and through the barrel with the Gun Scrubber. You will notice that running a clean patch will come out pretty clean and you didn't need to run a billion patches through to get rid of the cleaner. I know some don't recommend it but I put a drop of oil on a patch and run it through followed by a clean patch.

    On semi-autos I hit the slide and bolt with a little Breakfree AFTER the cleaning then use a little compressed air to get rid of the excess. Breakfree does wonders in the field on a Ruger 10/22 that can jam after a few hundred rounds. I also use it religiously on my AR15 and 1911 after a cleaning. I don't use it on revolvers since they really can run pretty "dry".

    I find the Breakfree works better in some situations then WD40. It's both cleaner and lubricator. Try it on motor bearings when they are worn and you'll find they can get a new life for awhile. I think it was originally designed to be used in the field when the troops couldn't do a proper cleaning job on their M4s and M16s but needed it to work.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    when I was in the service that all we used. It works great but I like Hoppes No. 9, Rem oil, and best of all Mil-tec.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    I use BF CLP on all my firearms and then some. I must have 5 or 6 cans of it in my garage and 1 in my truck.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    i've been using the break free clp for at least 15 years


    when i wrap up shooting, i give the gun(s) a shot of powder blast, and follow with the clp, then back into the case (or silicone treated gunny sack)

    when i get home, hoppes #9, and chase it with the clp

    then back into the sack, and into the safe
     
  7. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    For quite some time I've switched to using Mobil 1 for a lube on my weapons. I have plenty of it in the garage.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    I have used Breakfree CLP for years. I have never seen it with the Winchester name on the can, though. I have not bought any in awhile since I have more than enough on hand.
     
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    i have used breakfree CLP for years i think its good
     
  10. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    I just got done using it and i'll say it's not bad for a quick clean. I just sprayed it on, let it sit for about 5 mins and gave it a wipe and most of the residue and grime came off. The bottle says you can let it sit for 24 hrs. but i didnt. If i did im sure it would have gotten it all. I still had to use another cleaning solvent to really get it super clean but it's not bad stuff. For $4 a can i would definitly recommend it especially if you're at the range for a long period of time. Would be good to spray the gun and keep shooting.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    I primarily use everything Hoppes, but I might give this stuff a try.
     
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    I still use Hoppes oil to lube all of my contact points but I use the CLP for everything else. :)
     
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    When I was in the Marines CLP was the ONLY authorized product to use, no exceptions.
    That was the theory anyway. In practice everyone quickly learned to bootleg some other substance in the issued CLP bottles. Zippo was popular as was Coleman camp stove fuel (white gas) or just plain old unleaded gasoline. Just don't get caught. CLP works but in military weapons such as M16A2's, M60's and Colt 1911's the carbon builds up quick & thick and it takes a LOT of elbow grease and time with CLP alone. I mainly used Zippo and sometimes even JP5 to cut the heavy stuff and then follow up with CLP to get rid of the bootleg residues and leave a light coat.
    Outside of the military I have used Hoppes No.9 for thirty years, good stuff.
     
  14. May 19, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    That winchester clp smell bad and is not as good as breakfree clp and they are about the same price. I ended up throwing my winchester clp away
     
  15. May 19, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    It's the same stuff except it also says Winchester on the can. That's the only difference.
     
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    I know several others using a light coat of 5W-30 on their semi-auto slides. How does it work for you? Does it have any staying power or does it evaporate away?

    As for my light lube needs I use a drop of 3 in 1 oil with good results. I keep a can of BreakFree CLP handy in the range box for cleaning in the field but use Hoppes at home to get the bore clean.
     
  18. May 23, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    I use bike chain grease for my slides. I use Hoppes, CLP, and windex for everything else.
     
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