Gun Cleaner Test – Weapon Shield CLP

Weapon Shield CLP is an awesome lubricant and protectant but how well does it clean powder residue and fouling?

Let’s put Weapon Shield CLP to a cleaning test.

Gun Cleaner Test - Weapon Shield CLP

Weapon Shield CLP is applied liberally and then wiped to remove excess CLP. Now let’s add some smokeless powder.

Gun Cleaner Test - Weapon Shield CLP

I use about 50 grains of H4831…which is a pretty slow burner.

H4831 Powder Burn

Here’s the first burn. I do it twice to get some good hard fouling/residue.

Gun Cleaner Test - Weapon Shield CLP

Here’s the results of 2 powder burns. It’s pretty nasty. Now let’s try to wipe it clean with no additional CLP.

Gun Cleaner Test - Weapon Shield CLP Results

I was able to wipe a center line clean but it took some pressure. It was not an easy wipe. The Weapon Shield CLP did provide a barrier that stopped the fouling from bonding to the metal. Now let’s add some Weapon Shield on top and let it soak for 10 minutes. This will test it’s cleaning abilities

Gun Cleaner Test - Weapon Shield CLP Results

This is after a 10 minute soak. It did not wipe clean. I scrubbed with several patches but the fouling would not come off.

Conclusion: Weapon Shield is an excellent lubricant and protectant but it lacks as a gun cleaner. So far in my Gun Cleaner Tests, non of the CLP products were good cleaners.