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Old 05-27-2019, 02:54 PM   #1
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Cleaning from factory advice

Hello folks,

New member here. I recently bought a Mossberg 590a1 tactical and I was wondering what I should use to clean it from the factory.

I have, at my disposal, Hoppe's #9, Rem Oil, Rem Action Cleaner and CLP.

Will any of these work well? Do I need to put Hoppe's on after the cleaning?

I have watched videos to know what parts to oil after I make my choice... I think.

P.S.- I did a search for 'cleaning', 'factory', 'oil', etc. and it didn't yield any useful results so now I made this
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:32 PM   #2
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CLP will work for cleaning - remember the inside of the mag tube as well; then follow the instruction manual for lubrication type and locations.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:14 AM   #3
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CLP will work for cleaning - remember the inside of the mag tube as well; then follow the instruction manual for lubrication type and locations.
Thank you!

I've heard CLP is popular because it coats with oil at the same time it cleans? Do you have any experience with this or is it just my misunderstanding its purpose?
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CLP - Cleaner, Lubricant, Protectant. It does a good job at all three.
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All of your chemicals will work fine for your intended purpose, which is cleaning and lubing your shotgun.

I've used all of them off and on for years, some for over 60 years with no problems.
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CLP - Cleaner, Lubricant, Protectant. It does a good job at all three.
Personally I think it does an ~ok~ job at all three. There are better cleaners, better lubricants and better protectants - but they are all individual products that can get expensive or are homemade, like Ed's Red, Mobil 1 and Boeshield
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
Personally I think it does an ~ok~ job at all three. There are better cleaners, better lubricants and better protectants - but they are all individual products that can get expensive or are homemade, like Ed's Red, Mobil 1 and Boeshield
That's been my experience also. Having said that, I do use it from time to time but mostly on guns that I shoot every week or so.
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That's been my experience also. Having said that, I do use it from time to time but mostly on guns that I shoot every week or so.
Yeah, I should requalify my statement. I don't use it for long-term storage, just day-to-day use.
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As a buddy who worked at wd-40 corporate explained to me: imagine a scale with one side black (penetrating/cleaning oils) and one side white (lubricating grease) and a gray gradient between. More it cleans and penetrates, the less it lubes and faster it evaporates. You have to find the right shade of gray for your application.

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As a buddy who worked at wd-40 corporate explained to me: imagine a scale with one side black (penetrating/cleaning oils) and one side white (lubricating grease) and a gray gradient between. More it cleans and penetrates, the less it lubes and faster it evaporates. You have to find the right shade of gray for your application.

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And never use WD-40 to clean or lubricate a firearm.
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