Breakfree CLP Review and Testimonial.
I have been shooting and cleaning guns for over 40 years. I’ve tried just about every gun cleaner and gun oil that came to the market. Some were good and some were not. Breakfree CLP was one of the “good” ones and still is.
Why Use Breakfree CLP on Your Guns?
- All in one product that cleans, lubricates and protects
- Cleans carbon and powder fouling
- Lubricates well
- Protects metal surfaces from corrosion even in a salt spray.
- A bottle last a long time – most likely a year or more.
- Easy to use
- Will not harm non-metal parts like polymer frames
- Approved by US Military for small arms maintenance
- Used by many Law Enforcement agencies
- Used by many gunsmiths and armorers
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Breakfree CLP Test Results
I have tested many (over 40) gun cleaners, gun oils and gun CLPs. Here are the results from the Breakfree CLP tests.
- Cleaning – attempted to clean burnt on carbon and powder residue from igniting 3 charges of smokeless powder on a steel plate. Breakfree CLP did as well or better than other CLP’s
- Lubrication – performed 2 tests, a friction coefficient test and a metal wear test. Breakfree CLP did very well in both tests. Breakfree CLP is very slippery.
- Protection – I performed a corrosion test which consisted of treating a steel square with Breakfree CLP and then exposing it to high and low temperatures (65 F to 107 F) plus a water spray every 48 hours. This went on for over a week before rust appeared.
Breakfree CLP corrosion test
Breakfree CLP Wear Test
Breakfree CLP cleaning test
Breakfree CLP has been around for many years and it is the #1 selling CLP for firearms. If you’re looking for a good CLP for your guns, Breakfree CLP is a good bet. I have used it for many years on my Glocks, Zastava M70 AK-47, Browning Citori, Browning Maxxus, Stag Arms 2T and Thompson Center Encore rifle. It works really well.
Gun Cleaning Cloth
I have bought and used many different gun cleaning cloths in the past 30 years and so I have a good idea which are good and which are not so good. I have even made my own from old bath towels, T-shirts and socks. They work but are not optimal. Lint and strings are not helpful in the gun cleaning process.
The one gun cleaning cloth that I have stuck with for the past 3 years is Southern Bloomer’s Classy Rag. They come in a bag of 12 and the size is 12″ x 12″…so they are 1 square foot. This size is perfect for cleaning gun exteriors and parts. It’s not too big like a towel and not too small like a gun cleaning patch.
Southern Bloomer’s gun cleaning cloths are lint and string free. They are manufactured from 100% cotton knit. They are super soft and super absorbent unlike any other gun cleaning cloth.
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Here is a bag of Classy Rags from Southern Bloomer along with 2 bags of gun cleaning patches, which are the best patches I’ve ever used..
Gun Cleaning Rags
Gun cleaning rags are usually a different material and purpose than gun cleaning cloths…my definition anyway. They are usually microfiber material because it pickups and holds dust and dirt like a magnet. I use rags for dusting and light cleaning only and not for oily/greasy actions or bolts or handgun slides. They are too soft for hardcore cleaning. They are however excellent for wiping down gun stocks, barrels and actions to remove dust, dirt and fingerprints.
You can use any microfiber gun cleaning rags but I really like “The Rag Company’s” “Ultimate Professional Microfiber Gun Cleaning & Maintenance Kit”. This is a 20 piece microfiber gun rag kit that includes the following cleaning rags.
- 6 Dark Grey and 6 Black 10″ x 10″ Microfiber Terry towels for all-purpose cleaning
- 1 Grey and 1 Black 12″ x 12″ silky soft Microfiber suede cloths for cleaning/polishing/buffing metals & optics
- 6 Light Grey, White, and/or Black (depending upon color availability)
- 6″ x 7″ knit Microfiber lens cloths for use on all optics and smaller gun parts
Gun Cleaning Wipes
There are several gun cleaning wipes available that are pretreated with gun cleaner and/or gun oil. They can be very useful in the field where it’s quick and easy to grab one and wipe your gun down. Remington makes Rem Oil Wipes and Hoppes make their No. 9 Lubricating Gun Oil Field Wipes and of course don’t forget about Froglube CLP Wipes, Breakfree CLP Wipes and Ballistol Gun Wipes too. These are very handy to have around!
Gun Cleaning Towels
Gun cleaning towels are usually larger in size than cleaning cloths and rags. My gun cleaning towels are 16 x 16 and 24 x 24 and are microfiber. You can use gun cleaning towels for wiping down larger guns like shotguns and rifles after hunting or shooting. I also use them to clean my handguns on. I spread one out and then field strip my Glock on it. I like to use light colored towels because it makes it easy to spot small gun parts. Don’t use a black towel. Cleaning your guns on top of a gun cleaning towel stops oil and gun cleaners from getting on the floor or table. It will protect whatever you clean your gun on. it also stop round parts from rolling and getting lost.
These are from The Rag Company. I use white just because its easy to see small parts on. This is a 12 pack of 16 x 16 microfiber towels. You can wash them many times, so they will last a really long time.
Gun Cleaning Patches – Recommended
I have been using and testing gun cleaning patches for over 30 years. I’ve tried just about every brand that I could find and have made some out of old T-shirts and socks. Some are very good while others not so good. My homemade patches were not so good.
There is only one brand that I still use today and that is Southern Bloomer gun cleaning patches. They are very soft, absorbent and lint/string free. The product is excellent and so is the company. I had several email exchanges with the owner and he is awesome. Southern Bloomer is an excellent manufacturer with top customer service. There are none better. I highly recommend them!
What Makes Good Gun Cleaning Patches?
Another hard to find feature in gun cleaning patches is “not falling apart” while in use. A lot of patches tear or fall apart while pushed through a barrel bore. Sometimes the jag will push through the patch and leave part or all of the patch in the bore. Southern Bloomer patches are tough yet soft. They hold a good amount of gun cleaner and dirt and grime too. They seem to “scrub” the bore better than other patches. They leave it “squeaky clean”.
Here are a few Southern Bloomer gun cleaning patches. Notice… no lint or strings and the fine cotton knit. They really clean well. You will be surprised at how much gun cleaner or gun oil these patches will hold.
I’ve had some patches that did not absorb gun oil. I placed a few drops of gun oil on a patch and the oil just sat on top of the patch. It never soaked in. That’s not a good gun cleaning patch. If oil does not soak in neither will dirt or grime.
Southern Bloomer gun cleaning patches come in many different sizes from 22 cal up to 12 gauge shotgun patches. You can buy small bags or bags of 1000 patches. They are very inexpensive too. You can’t go wrong with them. Try them!! **** Here is a link….Buy Now at Amazon.com