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Old October 20th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #1
 
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Question CLP cleaning?

When u clean a hand gun u can use CLP to clean and oil as in once u cleaned he gun u could just use the CLP to oil it or do i need oil to?



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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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A true CLP does it all. Many will say that one product can’t do all as effectively as three separate products and I won’t argue with them. I use a CLP for cleaning, lubrication and protection on all active firearms and have never had issues. I do use more dedicated products for long term storage.

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A true CLP does it all. Many will say that one product can’t do all as effectively as three separate products and I won’t argue with them. I use a CLP for cleaning, lubrication and protection on all active firearms and have never had issues. I do use more dedicated products for long term storage.

My P95 has never complained!
So if i end up just buying that then i clean it 1st then rub some more on there as lubrication?
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Yes, use it to clean as you would any other cleaning product. Then, add a very small amount to any areas that you would normally apply oil including that last patch through the barrel. Then, use a small amount on a fine rag to wipe down and protect the metal surfaces. You can use most products on the polymer frame as well. Just follow the manufacturers recommendations.
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Yes, use it to clean as you would any other cleaning product. Then, add a very small amount to any areas that you would normally apply oil including that last patch through the barrel. Then, use a small amount on a fine rag to wipe down and protect the metal surfaces. You can use most products on the polymer frame as well. Just follow the manufacturers recommendations.
Is there anything else that needs to be oil on the inside when the slide is off? BTW thanks for helping!!
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Made to use in nam and been a number one product for me sents.
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I use Eezox. It's a synthetic CLP and dry lube and so far has worked as advertised. Used to use Hoppe's 9 oil and solvent, for cleaning and lube and then a small dab of Remington grease on the underside of the slide. Won't need all of that with a good CLP. By the way there is a good video series on cleaning on the Ruger website at the P95 link, under the EXTRAS tab.
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I use Eezox. It's a synthetic CLP and dry lube and so far has worked as advertised. Used to use Hoppe's 9 oil and solvent, for cleaning and lube and then a small dab of Remington grease on the underside of the slide. Won't need all of that with a good CLP. By the way there is a good video series on cleaning on the Ruger website at the P95 link, under the EXTRAS tab.
Yea i saw the videos on Ruger, I jut wanted to get different opinions from people on whats good to use
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Is there anything else that needs to be oil on the inside when the slide is off? BTW thanks for helping!!
Metal on metal that moves against each other requires lubrication. If you coat the metal parts by wiping them with a rag lightly wetted with the lubricant (CLP or oil), they are fine. In a firearm, light applications are usually best. Apply a little lubrication on the slide grooves and the slide bosses on the grip frame. It sounds to me like you know what to do. The video you saw says it all. Now, go enjoy that firearm!
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My one and only serious complaint against any brand of CLP is that it all seems to be a magnet for crud. Lint, dust, dirt, powder remains, everything sticks to the stuff. Then you need more CLP to clean the CLP off. It’s mostly oil so it Lubricates well enough for the average user. Cleaning can be done with it well enough if it isn’t that fowled to begin with. As for it Preserving, there are any number of things that can be cheaper or better. But if you store in a dry area and check your firearms before the CLP evaporates then you should be good. So in my book CLP covers the “Good enough and better than nothing” category in life but there are much better products that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I use Hoppes 9 for cleaning and a Remoil for both lubrication and storage. And I use a pile of desiccant pouches in the safe.
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My one and only serious complaint against any brand of CLP is that it all seems to be a magnet for crud. Lint, dust, dirt, powder remains, everything sticks to the stuff.
In my experiences it is just the opposite. CLP products do not attract the residues any more than a light coating of a good gun oil would if they are applied properly and actually attract less in most cases. Proper application is the key to success with any product. GPR wipes off very easily from CLP protected surfaces and grit doesn't stick to it. It may have been the product you were using.

Hoppe’s #9 and Rem oil are excellent products. I would never recommend against their use. Like others, I learned to use CLP from my military experiences. I have been using it very successfully for years and I like the ease of use. I find it is not more expensive to use than individual chemicals in most cases.
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I use Weapon Shield. Really seems to keep the crud from sticking. Lubes well too.

Retail Product - Weapon Shield lubricant, cleaner and preservative - Advanced Boundary Film Technology - Steel Shield Technologies

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CLP worked great when I was an Armorer, works great now ...
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So if i end up just buying that then i clean it 1st then rub some more on there as lubrication?
Thats what I do, except there is no need to rub more on... CLP is a one step product..... #1. apply it on and#2 lightly rub it off, some will always remain to lube and protect.
If there is more gunk to get off after the first application, repeat steps one and two as needed
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Yea i pretty much got it down now...
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