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Hoppe No. 9

Postby Dixiejack » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:01 am

Just bought a Remington 870 in camo. My question is will Hoppe No. 9 ruin the camo finish? I have been using Hoppe No. 9 for years and really don't want to change to a different cleaner. Any opinions.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:38 am

it shouldn't. my benelli has a camo finish and i use hoppe #9 solvent on it as well as many differernt gun oils and occasionally some WD40. no problems so far.
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Postby RedDog » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:38 pm

I also use it (as well as others) on my Beretta, and have never had any problems. I assume you're just talking about drippage from cleaning. You don't need to put anything on your exterior.
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Postby shrpshtr » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:39 pm

as popular as Hoppes is, I would imagine Remington would be the best place to ask this question. I agree with Swamp Puppy that it shouldn't, but you may want to call them real quick to find out. It probably won't take more than 5 minutes.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:07 pm

RedDog wrote: I assume you're just talking about drippage from cleaning. You don't need to put anything on your exterior.


good clarification Red Dog..i don't actually use it ON the finish itself. just some run off from cleaning the barrel and action.
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Postby Dixiejack » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:12 pm

I am talking about cleaning the bore. I was just concerned about some accidently getting on the finish.
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Postby 98ramtough » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:03 pm

Shouldnt be a problem at all.


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Postby thaner » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:17 pm

I have had no problems, but I use a lot of other products that take the plastic out on my target guns and I wouldn't use that stuff on a camo gun as it may harm the finish. Specifically, Shooters Choice.

If you haven't tried the new Hoppies line you need to check it out. Totally harmless to you and yours and no smell. Will not harm finishes of any kind and really gets down in the metal for the powder residue. Good stuff :thumbsup:
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Postby RedDog » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:47 pm

Aaaah, there's nothing like the smell of ol' No. 9... Every time I crack open the bottle and get a whiff, I am transported back in time. I can still remember heading down the cellar stairs in my pajamas to watch Dad clean his guns. Funny how smells can do that...

Hoppe's without the smell just isn't the same. I don't care how well it works. It's like coloring Easter eggs in water instead of vinegar!
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:06 pm

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Postby Dixiejack » Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:34 am

The aroma is the only reason I use Hoppe No. 9. :toofunny: Thanks for the imput guys.
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Postby thaner » Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:51 am

I must admit it is one of my favorite smells. I wonder why they never came out with cologne? Maybe because it would attract the wrong sex!. :laughing:

Seriously though, it is bad for you to breath and I have heard it may be on the way out. At my age I figure something is going to kill me so I don’t worry about it’s long term effects that much, but I have small children that like to hang around my loading and cleaning bench that don’t need a steady diet of the stuff. I shoot and clean multiple days a week, not just a day here and there during hunting season. So if you wife and kids are around and you don’t want to go out in the garage or something try the Elite. Then when no one is around crack open the #9 for old time sake. The Elite will also get the following deep in the metal. Clean a gun with #9 and then try the Elite and watch the patches come out black! Once you get a gun clean with the Elite you will find your gun cleans 80% faster. Have discoloration on your action or on you revolver cylinder? Use the Elite and it will wipe right off.
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Postby RedDog » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:16 am

Thanks for the info. Always open to trying different products. I have so many, it's hard to find room to actaully clean the gun on the gun cleaning table...
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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:50 am

i haven't heard of the elite yet. i think i'll give it a shot too. i agree with the others about the smell of #9.
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:48 am

I will have to try that elite since I only clean my shotgun about once a year....

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Postby frazier2209 » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:45 pm

Everyone should check out the gun care products by SLIP2000. They are bad to the bone. Check out their websitehttp://www.slip2000.com/ Be sure to look at their saltwater test for all of you sea duck hunters. I use the lubricant before taking the field and after cleaning, and the cleaner after I get home.
BTW has anyone tried any of these.
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