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Gun cleaner leaking issues?
« on: July 21, 2009, 12:26:30 pm »
OK guys, how do you keep those little bottles of gun cleaning chemicals from leaking?  I have seen issues with bottles of Sweets, Hoppes, Mpro, and Weapon Shield.

I have a little tool box that I keep cleaners in.  Right now it is stocked with a bottle of Outer's gun oil, Mpro7, Break Free CLP, Wipe Out, Super Lube, and Weapon Shield.  Some of these are aerosol cans so they stay nice and sealed but as soon as you lay or tip one of the others on it's side, it tends to seep a little out, making a mess inside of my box.

Anybody else have this problem or suggestions on how to keep them from making a mess?
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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 02:14:17 pm »
    I think the only stuff I've had trouble with leaking has been some small bottles of Hoppes Elite Gun Oil. I solved that problem by keeping the oil bottles in a ziplock bag.
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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 02:25:51 pm »
    MPro7 doesn't seem to want to stay in the bottle.  But it doesn't wick out fast enough for me to be concerned.

    I keep my cleaning supplies in a toolbox too.  I just keep a rag around the oils that leak.  I use the red shop rags that you can buy in bundles.  A nice side effect is that I then have an evenly, but not overly saturated rag to wipe down the guns with.  ;)  Almost better than a silicone cloth!


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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 03:40:50 pm »
      The needle application for WeaponShield doesn't leak.  Montana Copper Cutter doesn't leak.  Slip2K doesn't leak either.  The regular WS bottle does. 

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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 07:10:15 pm »
    If it's bottles of liquid that are the problem, simply change bottles.   Nothing says you have to keep that liquid in that specific container.
    I really like Medicine bottles that use droppers as lids.  Makes the use very handy.  In my gear kit I have one that I use for Mobil One Synthetic that I put on some guns, and use in applications around the house.   Works BRILLIANTLY. 
    I've also used the same thing on other stuff like Hoppes #9 in the past.    It would work with MPRO-7 and pretty much anything else too.
    Just start saving the medicine bottles, wash them out really good.  Let dry.  Done. 
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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 12:21:34 am »
    Maybe, don't tip the bottles?
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    « Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 06:46:44 am »
    Maybe, don't tip the bottles?

      I currently have a container of WeaponShield CLP that seeps standing upright.  Containers of lube also get tossed around in gun bags.

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    « Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 03:11:46 pm »
    Like I said, I found a good use for that seepage.  Wrap a rag around it and you'll have a nice evenly oiled rag.  Not to wet, not to dry.  It's a do-it-yourself silicone cloth (without the silicone, obviously).


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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009, 09:00:54 pm »
    I keep mine in a tool box in the outside storage closet of my apartment. I don't worry about the leaking too much since at least once every six months or so, I knock over a bottle of something I'm using and I gotta buy more anyway.
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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 09:45:19 pm »
    don't lay them on their side!  :P

    I had a plastic bottle of Sweets and I was quite worried about it leaking so I poured the contents into a washed pickle jar.  The jar is relatively short and squat, so it is quite stable.  You can probably find a jar where you can put the entire existing bottle into, basically 'double bagging' the stuff

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    « Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 05:39:10 pm »
    I have kept mine in a toolbox, since I have owned them and never had any leak that I can tell. Just keep them upright and that is all. As for in the field, I should look into keeping some with me. I might need to make something.

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    « Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 04:00:47 pm »
    Good suggestions so far.

    LL- I recently picked up one of the WS needle applicators and put it in my BOB.  I have not opened it yet to see if it will leak but it's good to hear that it won't.

    The "don't let it tip" suggestion is not going to work with what I have.  The box that I have this stuff in does not allow for them standing up and I don't want to go any taller.  George, I may look into those medicine bottles, that will allow me to take a small amount in the field and leave the bigger bottles at home.

    T's suggestion is not bad either but I have had more than just a small amount leak out.  We go up in the mountains quite a bit and the change in temperature and elevation wrecks havoc on the seals.

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    « Reply #12 on: July 29, 2009, 12:40:56 pm »
    If it's bottles of liquid that are the problem, simply change bottles.   Nothing says you have to keep that liquid in that specific container.
    I really like Medicine bottles that use droppers as lids.  Makes the use very handy.  In my gear kit I have one that I use for Mobil One Synthetic that I put on some guns, and use in applications around the house.   Works BRILLIANTLY. 
    I've also used the same thing on other stuff like Hoppes #9 in the past.    It would work with MPRO-7 and pretty much anything else too.
    Just start saving the medicine bottles, wash them out really good.  Let dry.  Done. 

    Do those ever have issues with the rubber dropper tips becoming corroded from any of the chemicals? Or do you just not let them get that far into the applicator?

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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 06:31:55 am »
    Gunzilla from TopDuckProducts.com is completely organic and superior to ALL brands, including CLP!

    It's non-toxic and according to our shooters in the big sandboxes, highly coveted. Try it.

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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 09:56:30 am »
    Gunzilla from TopDuckProducts.com is completely organic and superior to ALL brands, including CLP!

    It's non-toxic and according to our shooters in the big sandboxes, highly coveted. Try it.

      I don't know anybody in the sandbox that has even mentioned this stuff.  How is it superior to "ALL" brands?


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    « Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 03:08:26 pm »
    I've used Gunzilla.  I like it, but "superior" is a bit dubious.  It's just good CLP in my opinion.

    I guess if you're a "greenie" you might see it superior due to the "all organic ingredients".  Meh.


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    « Reply #17 on: August 12, 2009, 11:53:47 pm »
    If you are going to use a jar, Mason jars come in all shapes and sizes, and are nicely thick.

    And, yes, I have also had issues with leaking solvent and oil containers. Pain in the...



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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #18 on: August 18, 2009, 02:03:24 am »
    Back in the day when I had a bottle with this problem, I'd put a put a piece of plastic between the container and the lid.  That usually did the trick for me, as long as the stuff wont eat through the plastic.  Doesn't seem like much, but when you screw on the lid, it tends to stretch the plastic a little, helping to make a fairly tight seal.  Also, having the little extra material in the threads cant do anything but help make the lid have a tighter seal.

    Now, I just have my weaponshield pen thing I keep in my tackle box with all my other gun supplies/tools, and the rest of the chemicals and oils always stay upright in the cabinet next to my safe.  

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    Re: Gun cleaner leaking issues?
    « Reply #19 on: August 18, 2009, 02:10:46 pm »

    The "don't let it tip" suggestion is not going to work with what I have.  The box that I have this stuff in does not allow for them standing up and I don't want to go any taller.  George, I may look into those medicine bottles, that will allow me to take a small amount in the field and leave the bigger bottles at home.


    I didn't catch where you said the height restriction you have, but here are some 30cc bottles with brush applicators that are just under 2.75":  http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin13d.html
    They are glass, however.

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    « Reply #20 on: August 18, 2009, 10:09:25 pm »
    I didn't catch where you said the height restriction you have, but here are some 30cc bottles with brush applicators that are just under 2.75":  http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin13d.html
    They are glass, however.

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    Hey!  Those look like a good idea, 30mm is well under the height limit.  Thanks for the tip Don.  :cool
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    « Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009, 11:59:39 pm »
    Hey!  Those look like a good idea, 30mm is well under the height limit.  Thanks for the tip Don.  :cool

    Good, but they're 66mm tall (2.75"), and hold 30cc. ;D

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    « Reply #22 on: August 19, 2009, 12:51:35 am »
    Good, but they're 66mm tall (2.75"), and hold 30cc. ;D
    OOPS! Wrong column.  :confused

    I still think that may work and I noticed that they have some 55mm bottles as well.
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