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Old 02-19-2019, 07:56 AM
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A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns.  
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Hoping someone can help identify. In the early 1970's, I used a foam gun/lube in a spray can that had the pleasant vanilla smell to it. Anyone remember this gun cleaner and can you help me ID?
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Was it in a black can with rounded upper end of can? The one I'm thinking of had a nice smell, but it reminded me of bananas...but I can't think of the name of it...
The stuff I am thinking of is called TriFlow...still available, slightly different packaging....they may have had a foam, but the stuff I used was a spray lube.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:16 AM
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A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns.  
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I don't know about the "new" Hoppe's, but the old stuff would dissolve varnish in a second!

So, don't forget to pull your wood grips when cleaning.
And a tip for other old dudes- don't forget to unzip!
But the old dudes here must also remember to also zip-up also.
Dang! We old guys have so much to remember.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:42 PM
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I only use the CRC red can mainly to blast out my cylinders. It will not affect Hogue rubber grips. I have not sprayed wood grips with it as it is a solvent. Another great use for it is to drop those big Florida cockroaches dead in their tracks. It will not leave a mark on your painted walls like some bug sprays will. No garage should be without this stuff.
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:25 AM
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A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns. A warning to those that use "brake-clean" to clean your guns.  
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Old T-shirt, q-tips for cleaning. Brake cleaner for degreasing before
refinishing, or on a new-used gun (with lots of accumulated grunge).
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