I have always been skeptical about a lot of snake oil on the market for gun related uses. Oil, grease, solvent etc. I have seen very little of it that really does work and work as advertised.
Some of the products I have used for years and can say that it really does work as advertised are..
- TM Solutions Bore Solvent
- Butch;s Bore Shine
- J&B Bore Paste
- Slip2000 EWL gun lube and CLP
- SLIP2000 carbon cutter
- Sweets762 Solvent
- Slip2000 gun grease
- Shooter’s Choice
- Breakthrough Clean Solutions ( yes it really does work well)
- Wipe Out Foaming Bore Cleaner
And now, Slipp2000 FOAMING BORE CLEANER.
I been using Slip2000 oil , grease and cleaner for about 10 years now near exclusively for my own personal use when I ain’t testing something new just to review. I trust it for using on my personal guns and long term care. I had no idea they had came out with a foaming bore cleaner until a month ago. I saw it at a cabellas and bought it up.
Now I have tried a lot of the foaming bore cleaners on the market and have not been impressed with any of the usual names. The Breakfree CLP one works OK if you add using a bore brush and a few soaks and some solvent. The others are really crap. The Wipe Out foaming bore cleaner being the exception, It truly works as advertise.
A quick note. Foaming bore cleaner works but it can only do so much. It works best on a a quality barrel. Your stainless match barrels. you chrome lined AR15 barrels, modern factory barrels. It will not clean your pitted and rusted Mosin barrel or your shot out ruined by corrosive ammo 1903 barrel or any other rough as 7 miles of bad road bore. It will work just fine on barrels that are in good shape but just dirty.
The Slip2000 FBC works. The Slip2000 has really become a brand name I trust and after trying the foam I would almost say to you I would just about completely trust anything new they make based on its maker alone.
One of the best parts of the SLIP stuff is that is will not poison you or give you a third arm growing out of your head or render you sterile. I spent many years in the 80s and 90s foolishly never caring much about cleaning chemicals for guns and getting gallons of CLP and LSA and military bore cleaner all over my hands. Not very wise. Damage is probably already done but no need for anyone to follow in my footsteps.
Now , it will work if you just spray it in let it set and patch out and follow with some oil. That will suffice on most guns depending on what round was being used and how much. But I still follow a soaking with my normal 20 brush strokes. As I have said before I count one through and one pull back to be 1 stroke. I may even add a little solvent to the brush before I do those 20 brush strokes. Usually carbon cutter or TM solutions depending on which one is closest to me. I then still patch out with a clean wet with solvent patch a couple times before dry patching to finish. You don’t have to do that. But I do it as it is habit. And it will certainly help if you are cleaning a very dirty or fouled barrel. Alternatively you can soak the barrel with a 2nd spray of the foam and a quick brush if you rather do that. Foaming cleaner is not a miracle worker it does take time to work. It does save a considerable amount of time and work for most cleaning session though. I find it cuts my cleaning time in half at the least. Use common sense and don’t expect it to be the gun cleaning version of the all powerful one himself. obama that is.
Like other foams it comes with a hose to get into the chamber. Unlike others, it is a lot tougher and heavy duty and stays put.
I wouldn’t mention this stuff if it didn’t really work for me. If you like foaming bore cleaners or you have been curious I do recommend giving the Slip 2000 one a try. Give the entire like a try. You won’t be disappointed If you are, I will refund you what you paid for this article and beat Duncan with a steel rod for puhishment.