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Hoppe's #9

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by theflyguy, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Guys,

    Hey I've used used Hoppe's #9 all my shooting life. Yesterday while cleaning my guns from a day out shooting, my wife walked into the "man's cave" and said YUK!!! that stuff stinks. She had me open the windows (and it was 38 degrees out) to get the smell out....

    Long story short....

    Is there a cleaning solvent that is as good as Hoppe's #9 that doens't stink up the whole house?

    Need some advise.

    Thanks,
     
  2. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    M-Pro7 works better and had almost no smell.

    H
     
  3. gemini97424

    gemini97424 Cottage Grove New Member

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    I guess you must be a someone who cleans guns to enjoy the smell of Hoppe's, anyway, here is a link to a formula for Homemade Gun Cleaning and Lubricants published by John Schaefer, Homemade Firearm Related Products I have not tried it yet but plan on giving it a try. In fact his home page is even more interesting FR. FROG'S Home Page Good Luck
     
  4. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Ed's Red kicks butt, and doesn't smell too bad ( not near as aromatic as Hoppes to my nose )

    1 part ea. :

    Kerosene
    ATF ( Dextron III )
    Mineral Spirits
    Acetone
     
  5. davef

    davef S.E. pdx Active Member

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    Oh man, I used Hoppes #9 as aftershave and thats how i found my wife!!
     
  6. Box13

    Box13 Beavercreek Member

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    I liked hoppes but since they started to have it made in china I switched to eds red...
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You won't find anything called "Dextron III" anywhere. Try looking for "Dexron III"
     
  8. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    :bluelaugh:

    Darn fat fingers
     
  9. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    KG product / No smell

    Frog Lube / Mint

    Weapon Shield / Cinnamon
     
  10. Mookie

    Mookie Eastern Washington Active Member

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    So it isn't a "man's cave"?:paranoid:
     
  11. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oh Man! My girlfriend uses Hoppe's #9 as perfume.

    That's how I found her.
     
  12. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    That's too bad....I'm sure you will miss her! LOL
     
  13. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    my wife likes it too!!! I still think it's the best!!!
     
  14. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    Best cologne I have.
     
  15. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I put a box fan in the windowsill and open the window, even if it's cold out, with the fan blowing outward. Clean guns in front of , or behind really, the fan. Most of the smell goes out the window and fresh air comes in from above the fan. It works pretty well the room stays relatively warm and un-stinky.
     
  16. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    I have been using Ed's Red in a solvent tank for years, use it from auto parts to gun parts, it works great!

    Sounds like some you need one of these for a stocking stuffer this year :laugh:
     
  17. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    Just dip a cleaning patch in it,tie a loop and stick it on your rear view mirror.What's not to like.
     
  18. wingspar

    wingspar Oregon Member

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    What is she doing in there in the first place? I’d say, “Close the door on your way out”.

    If she insists on going in there, have her pay for the installation of a ventilation system. I don’t even smell the stuff anymore, and I just used it today, and never once noticed the smell. Good thing my other half doesn’t mind the smell. She uses the stuff on her guns too. Good stuff. Good Smelling stuff. :thumbup:
     
  19. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I really like the smell of FP-10.
     
  20. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I also like the smell of hoppe's 9. The thing I can't stand is breakfree CLP, that smell makes me nauseous.