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Who else thinks CLP is for rusty pliers?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by CitizenOfDreams, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. CitizenOfDreams

    CitizenOfDreams

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    So, after seeing so many praises (GlockTalk) and product placements (Jerry Ahern's books) of CLP, I finally bought a spray can of Break Free.

    First I tried it on a pair of rusty pliers. :whistling: Worked like a charm. The rust was gone, the metal became shiny (except a few spots), the action was light and smooth.

    Now, cleaning a Glock was a different story altogether. CLP does wonders to rust, but it's no match for Hoppes #9 in removal of lead, carbon and powder. Also, CLP is the nastiest substance I ever touched since my little sister grew out of diapers.

    And what's the deal with cleaner and lubricant mixed in one? Some parts of a modern gun should be lubricated, other parts should be left clean and dry. It's not you granddaddy's World War I autoloader that needs to be oozing oil.

    So, in my humble opinion, CLP is nothing but overhyped WD-40 that should be used for cleaning rusty pliers and kept away from guns. Anyone else thinks the same, or am I missing something? :dunno:
     
  2. Scared_of_zombies

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    seems like a good idea for tools, just spray and forget.
     

  3. farley45

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    I really like CLP, and I think it works great for how I use it.

    I do not like to use it to clean anything. I don't think it does a very good job and can leave too much on the firearm.
     
  4. GAFinch

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    Does it do better than WD-40 on tools?
     
  5. Yamadad

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    Whatever. I like it. To each there own.
     
  6. WayaX

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    It doesn't clean out lead or copper, but it does remove most powder residue. After a short range visit, it's a good cleaner. After an extended visit or after a couple thousand rounds, a stronger cleaner is needed. As far as lube goes, it's mediocre at best. That being said, it's cheap, easily available, and better than rem-oil. I use it.