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looking for fire clean

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by gunfreak, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Any of you Portland guys able to buy fire clean locally? Let me know where, I'm coming up there in a couple weeks and want to buy some.
    Thanks Scott
     
  2. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I don't think i've seen any locally, but i will say this stuff is crazy spendy, to the point where even I haven't really wanted to try it yet. :(
     
  3. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've never seen it local.. why not just order? Always cheaper online anyway
     
  4. lazerblazer

    lazerblazer Portland Active Member

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    I was able to get some from nw armory this was a few months back so give them a call.
     
  5. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I did order a bottle on-line but figured if I could find it at a local shop and support them I would. Thanks guys.
     
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    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    rapped fire in sandy had some.
     
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    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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  8. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  9. DingDongMF

    DingDongMF Beaverton Member

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    Any supermarket.
    :cool:
     
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    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  11. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually, this is a rad discovery. Since the stuff seems to work pretty OK, and vegetable oil is a LOT cheaper and more readily available than Mobil 1 (my main gun lube), we can just keep refilling our little oz sample bottles with Crisco and stay totally tacticool for free.
     
  12. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Even growing an operator beard isn't that cheap.
     
  13. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pretty funny, when you think about it. They say you need to pre-treat your gun parts dry, then use it as a lube like you normally would. You know.... like splashing a little dab of grease in your pan so's yer eggs don't stick... Works for eggs, why wouldn't it work for guns??

    Of course the problem here is that this someone re-bottled a product and put a (maybe the most?) really expensive price-per-ounce price on it and claimed to have engineered something NEW and DIFFERENT, with all this micro-science mumbo jumbo to justify the price. He basically made a fool out of everyone who paid him for his product.

    All those endorsements.... also fools, eh?
     
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  14. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I had heard of fire clean but never tried it. Looks like I never will.

    Although, with all of the ringing endorsements, I will be switching over to canola oil when my can of rem-oil runs dry.
     
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    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So what's wrong with Type A transmission fluid.?;)

    Works for me.:cool: But it makes the eggs taste funny.:p
     
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  16. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    I got some firecream. ...got some crisco also ....sure look the same...my guns will be happier I suppose.
     
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  17. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Used to work for a company that Roll Formed and induction welded aluminum into radiator tubes as well as other things.
    For a time we used vegetable oil on the rollers (not the bearings) that shaped the aluminum.
     
  19. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll agree with the news article, if it works, so be it, as already said here, it's not like these things are magic new oils, at best they're combinations/modifications that work well for the application.

    I likely won't be testing it though, nothing i saw in testing/reveal etc, really made me think it was very good, and, oddly enough, knowing that it's canola/vegetable oil based, it makes sense to the way i watched the oil apply :D