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    Colt Cleaning

    I would like to know when it comes to cleaning Colts or any other gun, does it matter what type of cleaner you should use when it comes to Nickel, stainless and Blue steel, I just don’t want to put something on my guns that will hurt the finish on them
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    I think many have favorites...no universal agreements on the best just what we each have found to be a good product. One thing most would agree with is not to use a cleaner containing ammonia on a nickel plated gun...if there's any nicks in the plating the ammonia will get under there and start the chrome peeling.

    Also...don't use a stainless steel brush...stick with brass/bronze. Outside of that, buy small quantities of different products and try them...you'll figure out what you like best.
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    Anything except Hoppes # 9 worthless scented kerosene.

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    You won't do any damage to a nickel gun as long as you don't let it soak on the nickel.
    Just use it to clean the bore and chambers and wipe it off the nickel as soon as the job is done.

    These days there are several bore solvents that are nickel safe. Brownell's sell several.

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    I've used Hoppe's #9 for cleaning nickel, blue, and stainless handguns for more than forty years without harm, but I don't soak anything.
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    Ive always used Hoppes number 9 never had any issues. It wont fix already damaged finish. For heavy grease deposits Brake Cleaner works great.

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    I’ve used Hoppes #9 forever and it’s good,just use caution with the nickel. Just as important as what you use to clean with
    is to clean as soon as practical after shooting. I purchased my first ever Colt SAA in nickel. It’s from 2003 and it was a
    one owner gun with box,papers etc. It looked to me like the owner bought it in 2003 fired a box of 50 cartridges and
    put it back in the box dirty for 15 years. I’ve been cleaning guns since the late 60s and I never saw gunpowder residue
    come off so hard! Anyway it’s all good now. For stainless Colts you can be a little more aggressive with cleaning then
    on blue or nickel guns. A little common sense goes a long ways.
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    I've been using hoppes elite gun cleaner on blued and stainless guns and it seems to be working pretty well. Once this stuff is gone I think I'm gonna try CLP.


 

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