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Hoppes #9 in a spray can ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    I grew up using Hoppes #9 with a cleaning rod, patches, brush, and more patches. Would let guns soak for hours, reclean, soak some more, maybe even overnight, and clean with Hoppes #9 again. Always left the bore wet with Hoppes when a gun was stored.

    See where today Hoppes is available in a spray can.

    Is the spray can Hoppes the same stuff as the original #9 ?

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  2. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Here are the "composition" sections of the MSDS sheets for each:
    <center>Liquid
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    [http://www.hoppes.com/msds/904_msds.pdf]

    Aerosol
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    [http://www.hoppes.com/msds/905_msds.pdf]
    </center>

    Looks like they added acetone, removed about ½ of the alcohol, removed the kerosene and replaced it with some coal oil, added propane for propellant, red dye 164 for color and acknowledged the stray ethylbenezene impurities in the xylene.

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  3. Hammer1

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    Is there a specific ingredient that gives Hoppes #9 its distinctive aroma ?

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    Probably the citronella because I can't think of any use it would be for cleaning guns.

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    It's the amyl Acetate..otherwise known as banana oil.
     
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    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, amyl acetate AND citroella... gotta have both for those who want to use #9 as a cologne... you smell like a fruit (smirk!) that repels its own flies.

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    LOL with MK......
     
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