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Anyone have any problems using Hoppes elite to clean polymer frames?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by tenaciousj, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. tenaciousj

    tenaciousj

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    recently bought a glock and a USP and have already cleaned the glock a couple of times with #9 before i heard that some folks dont think thats a good idea.

    currently looking for something a little more polymer friendly and am wondering how Elite works

    also thinking about going with breakfree clp but would probably use a dedicated lube to go with it like hoppes elite oil, slip 2000 ewl, TW25B, or breakfree LP
     
  2. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    GLOCK sez, if it is made for a firearm, use it.
     

  3. boyscoutG36

    boyscoutG36 Armorer

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    Either of those work great, Hoppes Elite is relabeled MilPro 7. It's water based and great at cleaning carbon, I've never seen any issues with it on Glocks or SW M&Ps.
     
  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    Breakfree and Hoppes elite oil are what I use for my pistols. I've never had any problems related to lubrication. I also keep Hoppes #9 on hand for when the slides and barrels need extensive cleaning. While #9 should be polymer safe, I don't like to take chances. Besides, if your frames are getting so dirty that they need a strong solvent then something is going wrong.
     
  5. Wade-0

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    I have used MPro-7 and now Hoppes Elite (basically the same cleaner with a different label) on all of my guns for a few years now, no problems yet. And it doesn't stink up the house, which scores major points with the wife.