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Old 07-12-2020, 10:50 AM
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Anybody try this stuff? Pros? Cons? I know everybody loves the polish. BTW, it contains no ammonia Thanks
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I use to shoot with 2 people who polished the rifling out of their PPC guns with Flitz. They used it once a week to clean the barrel. In a couple of months, neither gun would shoot a group. Had to get new barrels made and installed. It would probably be fine once or twice, but I wouldn't do it on a regular basis.
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I use to shoot with 2 people who polished the rifling out of their PPC guns with Flitz. They used it once a week to clean the barrel. In a couple of months, neither gun would shoot a group. Had to get new barrels made and installed. It would probably be fine once or twice, but I wouldn't do it on a regular basis.
Except OP is talking about Flitz Bore Cleaner, not Flitz Polish. Two different products.

As to the OP's question, I haven't used it. I've mostly used Break Free CLP, but have recently switched to MPro7 since it's non-toxic. It's been working out well for me.
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I'm not sure which Flitz they used. It was a long time ago, and I didn't get any details. I wasn't aware there was more than one kind, since I don't use it.
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Except OP is talking about Flitz Bore Cleaner, not Flitz Polish. Two different products.
The makers of Flitz Polish claim it will not affect the finish, but I know it will. I used it to remove tarnish from the nickle nikle nicle nickel (oh, to heck with it) finish of a Beretta shotgun and it dulled the surface after repeated firm rubbing. Maybe the bore cleaner won't have that effect, but I wouldn't trust it.
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I haven't used Flitz, my go to is mineral spirits followed by Ballistol. I have had a small container of J-B non-embedding bore cleaning compound by Brownells for years. I have never used it in the bore, it is used on an AR bolt when nothing else worked an then in tiny, tiny amounts.
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I have Flitz Bore Cleaner (GB 04985) & I've used it to clean the burn marks off of my stainless steel revolver's cylinder & frame more than I've used it as bore cleaner.

It does an excellent job on those marks & has not damaged anything. It's a Green Formula, has no ammonia or abrasives in it & is non-flammable.

I dab some on the metal with my finger & let it sit a bit then rub in circular motion to loosen it up. Works great.

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I have Flitz Bore Cleaner (GB 04985) & I've used it to clean the burn marks off of my stainless steel revolver's cylinder & frame more than I've used it as bore cleaner.

It does an excellent job on those marks & has not damaged anything. It's a Green Formula, has no ammonia or abrasives in it & is non-flammable.

I dab some on the metal with my finger & let it sit a bit then rub in circular motion to loosen it up. Works great.

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Check the product SDS. It is not "green" and does contain a mild abrasive

Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light
cristobalite
Signal word is "Danger"
It has a mild silica abrasive and petroleum carrier.


https://www.flitz.com/gun-bore-cleaner/


https://www.flitz.com/content/MSDS-GunBoreCleaner_16pt.pdf

Kinda like JB Bore Polish which as other stuff plus a mile Garnet abrasive,




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It's not what their label says.

I still say it works great & I've not had any issues with it on anything I've tried it on.

I'll keep using it.

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One of the best bore cleaner's ever made is Hoppes 9 (original formula). As long as you are not using it on more fragile finish newer gun, it won't harm anything and works great!
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One of the best bore cleaner's ever made is Hoppes 9 (original formula). As long as you are not using it on more fragile finish newer gun, it won't harm anything and works great!
And according to one instructor I had, makes for a great cologne.
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It's not what their label says.

I still say it works great & I've not had any issues with it on anything I've tried it on.

I'll keep using it.

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Granted it is far from being a real hazard or highly abrasive, but facts are faxrs. It has a mild abrasive, One could probably get the same results with toothpaste.



PS I love regular Flitz for polishing stuff, I have no need to polish bores,




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One of the best bore cleaner's ever made is Hoppes 9 (original formula). As long as you are not using it on more fragile finish newer gun, it won't harm anything and works great!
Yeah well there is no more nitro benzene

Or carbon Tetra chloride
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One could probably get the same results with toothpaste.
PS I love regular Flitz for polishing stuff, I have no need to polish bores
You seem intent on scaring people that it's an abrasive polish.

As the name says, it's a CLEANER, not a polish.

Beside my stainless steel revolvers, I've also used it to clean the powder residue off of my blued 57-8's cylinder & frame after testing on a hidden area. No change in the blue's luster.

It's a cleaner & it doesn't damage the finish.

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You seem intent on scaring people that it's an abrasive polish.

As the name says, it's a CLEANER, not a polish.

Beside my stainless steel revolvers, I've also used it to clean the powder residue off of my blued 57-8's cylinder & frame after testing on a hidden area. No change in the blue's luster.

It's a cleaner & it doesn't damage the finish.

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I am not trying to "scare" anyone. How exactly does it clean? What mode of action does the cleaning? How does a Bronze brush clean?? Mechanical removal MSDS does not lie.

It has a petroleum product, plus micro abrasive, which is how it cleans. Believe it or not.
Even fine optics for scopes, microscopes use am "abrasive to polish the glass to optic quality.
Spend the money, use what ever you want, $17 for 7.6 oz.
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i just found a new use for Flitz. I`m restoring a 1935 Philco radio,and much of the varnish on its woodwork was damaged. After unsuccessful results trying to match up the old finish with tung oi,urethane,Tru Oil,shellac,etc,i steel wooled the wood down and got a cloth and applied Flitz. Perfect match! Flitz polished the bare wood to give a beautiful finish that is indistingushable from the rest of the wood
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