Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Bama1022, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Bama1022

    Bama1022 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    Huntsville , AL
    I've been reading a lot that the new S&W Manual states not to use Ammonia based solvents on any S&W firearm. So many are saying not to use Hoppes 9 because it is a Ammonia based Solvent , I looked up the MSDS

    Kerosene and Ethyl Alcohol - 80%
    Oleic Acid ( Omega 9 Fatty Acid ) Oil - 5%
    Amyl Acetate - 10% ( Scent similar to Apples or Bananas , Flavoring Agent )
    The dangerous Ammonium Hydroxide - 5% ( Ammonia Water )
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  2. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    I use it on pancakes.

    Kidding aside; those ingredients don't sound to good for metal or plastic.
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  3. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    I've been cleaning my 586-3 with it for 25 years without issue. My two girls think I should wear it as a cologne.
  4. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
  5. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    well, for years they have been making a Hoppes scented air freshener for your car (no joke)

  6. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Those I bought at Christmas must have been very old. They smelled more like an overheated 30 year old electric motor.
  7. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    Make your own!
    Felt, dip them, hang them for a day to eliminate the alcohol. Tie a string, put them in the car.
  8. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sitka, Alaska
    Lady of the house really likes the aroma of #9 - says it reminds her of the gun cleaning routine her dad followed when she was a kid back in Idaho.
  9. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

    Only one thing smells better than Hoppe's and that is frying bacon
  10. BlueDragonLair

    BlueDragonLair Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    You more than liely already know it but it just raises the PH.
    If you bought processed foods and meats like beef and eaten it, well you eaten Ammonium Hydroxide. They add it to decrease pathogens like E.coli.
    Course if you smoke, use many household cleaner or even if you bought hay for your livestock they add some to help flavor and help control bacteria.
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  11. joe45c

    joe45c Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Larry, if i'm ever in your area, i'll try and make sure i'm not there for breakfast!:eek:
  12. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Hoppes #9 has been around for well over a century. I remember my father and grandfather using it in the 50's. I have yet to see any firearm that has been damaged by the application of Hoppes. If it does indeed harm S&W's weapons then perhaps S&W is using inferior materials in their firearms.
  13. Bama1022

    Bama1022 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    Huntsville , AL
    What I was posting about people think Hoppes is Ammonia based and its not . The manual is referring to household cleaners , detergents and degreasers etc.
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  14. PRR1957

    PRR1957 Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Berkley, Michigan
    I don't have to trim my nose hairs when using Sweets.

    A former acquaintance used to make his bore solvent by buying some industrial strength ammonia and dissolving a real cooper penny in 3 oz. of that ammonia for two days. Really gets the copper out of a barrel.
  15. Kody24

    Kody24 Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    Nw oregon
    Need order info. Take my $$$$$ girlfriend said I could
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