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    Be careful with Simple Green on aluminum parts. I've read that it can be a mild corrosive.

    I was using Frog Lube but I switched to Weapon Shield. It doesn't smell bad at all and after watching George Fennel explaining it's properties and demonstrating it's wear resistance on YouTube I was sold.
     
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    Good video. Goes to show there's a variety of products out there than can do the various jobs.


     
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    My dad has used Hoppe's No. 9 since he was like 10.. which would have been in 1948.

    For me I use Hoppe's to clean then the Frog Lube CLP to lubricate everything.
     
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    I thought with frog lube you weren't supposed to use any other products. But I've no experience with it.
     
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    You aren't supposed to. Froglube does not play well with others.

     
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    Does it damage anything or just undermine the effectiveness?
     
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    It gums up.
     
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    I've honestly never had an issue with gumming up when using Frog Lube after using Hoppe's as my solvent.
     
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    Any reason a guy should switch to frog lube? My main issue is it seems a little restrictive to use it and only it.
     
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    Mine's a pretty stupid reason that what ever my dad was using for lube I couldn't stand the smell or the feeling of it on my hands.
     
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    For what it is, it does smell nice. <cheer>
     
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    I also don't use the liquid stuff you squirt on. I use the stuff you need a towel to apply.
     
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    I bought a Hoppe's kit to clean a 12 gauge shot gun (Remmington 870 Express Super Magnum). It hasn't been fired in at least 10 years, but was at least stored in a case. Should I completely break it down and clean it or just cleaning down the barrel and such sufficient? I've never done it before.

    There's a shop near me that does break down and cleaning for $45. This will probably make me sounds like a puss, but would it be worth it to take to them the first time just for peace of mind?
     
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    As you can see from the thread, when I got some new (to me) shotguns I broke them down as far as I could and cleaned the hell out of them. Other than cleaning equipment and some tools, all I needed was Youtube. It was a great learning experience.

    I took a pistol to have it ultrasonically cleaned one time. It was worth it to see that I was already doing a fine job of keeping my firearms clean.
     
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    I probably don't clean my guns enough. Hell, I still haven't cleaned the Weatherby since I took it out last time.. same with my Para, Glock, and Srpinger pistols.

    And that was at least a couple months ago.. shit.
     
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    Search Youtube and you'll find more than enough videos to help you break down and clean you 870. Save your $45 and buy some more shells.
     
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    If you don't want your weapon to work when it gets below 40 or 50 degrees
     
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  18. Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    I broke down my Remington 870 yesterday and cleaned it, but forgot to lube it before reassembly so it looks like I'll be breaking it down again soon! >_<
     
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    No worries. It's good practice and repetition helps the memory.
     
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    In watching some vids, I saw some guys use picks, some guys using brushes and so on. I didn't have either on hand so I just used Q-tips to get the little hard to reach crevices and making sure now to leave any strands of cotton behind.
     
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