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Old March 29th, 2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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New 638 J-Frame

I'm expecting a new model 638 humpback in the next few days. I use Hoppe's on all my guns. I understand this is not the way to go on a aluminum frame for cleaning. Something about ammonia and the coating on the aluminum.

I understand it's OK for SS barrel and cylinder. What do I use for clean and lube? I would dedicate this cleaner for this gun only.

Sorry, this may be posted in the wrong forum.

Thanks in advance,
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Old April 1st, 2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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As you carry it you'll eventually notice the finish chipping and flaking off. It's common with the anodized silver models. Try FROG LUBE, it's non toxic and works great
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Old April 1st, 2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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Good to know. Thanks for the input. I try to keep them nice , but they are tools, not beauty queens. I do keep them clean and lubed. Asked LGS today, he said ok with my old standby Hoppe's #9. But I'm looking for more input for the aluminum frame.


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Old May 4th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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Went to the range today, ABSOLUTELY love it!
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Old June 14th, 2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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2nd range trip went well also. Decided to pocket carry and ordered this kydex model. My auto's are in lock down for the time being. This thing is awesome!
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They are nice. I'm carrying mine as I type. Right now OWB Don Hume leather but also use a De Santis pocket holster.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #7
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I know it cries for a leather holster! My other is a Remora pocket, I'm not totally happy with it, although I can IWB with it also. The 638 just doesn't fit it right and you can't get a good purchase on the grip with the Remora. Sits to deep in the rig. I guess that's what happens when you mass produce "one size fits all".

Gonna look up the 2 you mentioned.

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I live on the water in SW Florida, and deal with high to very high heat and humidity pretty much year round. I also carry IWB.

I've been using Eezox for over 20 years now on every firearm that I own, and have never had any issues with rust or corrosion. I even used it back in my black powder shooting days.

If there was anything better; I'd be using it.

Eezox premium synthetic lubricants from Warren Custom Outdoor Products
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Old June 15th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #9
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Will look into Eezox, right now I'm splitting the cleaning between Mpro7 and Hoppe's #9 and using rem oil for lube. Not really happy with Mpro7 as it does not clean like H-9 but I'm leery of H-9 and the aluminum frame. Just trying to use it on bore and cylinder. Still trying to find that perfect clean/lube combo for the 638.
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I pocket carry mine and use Break Free CLP. No problems so far.
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The only finish issues I've had with S&W was a couple of alloy framed ones with the clear coat top finish back in the '90's.

S&W paid shipping both ways, and completely refinished both revolvers.

Both were traded off a while back, but here's two that I've been using Eezox on since I got them:



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I guess I should update this thread.

Double WOW!!!!

After all is said and done, I tried MPRO-7. Doesn't seem to clean the carbon well. So, Where I'm at now, with no ill affects so far is:

I remove the cylinder and yoke, remove the grips, (not a big deal) makes it easier to clean forcing cone and top strap. I soak everything in MPRO-7. Use the Hoppes #9 on the cylinder and barrel. Use a nylon brush on anything aluminum. Don't worry about #9 any more on aluminum but use it sparingly.

Then a good wipe down. A touch of Rem oil where needed and all is well!!

I was going to try Hoppes Elite, but "heard" it is basically MPRO-7. I am going to look into the Eezox next, Thanks for the reminder. I always can fall back on old #9.

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The only finish issues I've had with S&W was a couple of alloy framed ones with the clear coat top finish back in the '90's.

S&W paid shipping both ways, and completely refinished both revolvers.

Both were traded off a while back, but here's two that I've been using Eezox on since I got them:



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