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    This is for those who own a "plastic" firearm, and also own a "steel" firearm.......do you use the same cleaner for both firearms, or do you use a separate cleaning agent for each?

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    I use Hoppe's #9 or CLP with either. No issues. The polymer used for guns is pretty tolerant.
    If you're getting into stuff like carb cleaner and the like, you could have issues. With products designed for gun use, you shouldn't have much to worry about.

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    I use Hoppe`s as well for cleaning solution as well as oil. I oil the inside and use a silicone gun cloth for the outside. My grip is plastic so i don`t oil or clean it with solution. Little soap/water on a not very damp rag works wonders and keeps my grip smelling minty fresh lol. To much oil can jack up consistency when shooting. Don't be stingy with it, but don't be to generous either. A little goes a long way.

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    Thanks I am looking for the same thing and I think I got my answers here. Thanks for sharing.

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    I agree with these cmments as well.Hoppes and CLP are quality proven products.I really love WD-40 but dont use it on my weapon.Apenetrating oil can possibly seep into a round and render it useless.The silicone cloth is a great option for exterior cleaning.I am a firm believer also in a little goes a long way.Also I use q-tip for cleaning and removing loosened fouling and applying oil.

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    Another voice of agreement. Hoppe's #9 and CLP do the trick. I don't use WD-40 on weapons either. I heard it leaves a residue.

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    Add 1 more on the Hoppes and CLP also TW 25 grease that came with my Sig.....JJ

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    Ditto on Hoppes #9 and CLP. Maybe a little Sweet's on a barrel with copper or lead build-up, but the barrel will be seperated from the polymer frame, so no big deal.

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