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One of the most comprehensive gun oil product reviews on the net 46 products tested

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by mr.revolverguy, May 22, 2014.

  1. mr.revolverguy

    mr.revolverguy Ohio Active Member

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  2. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    That was extremely well done!

    Hornady has always been a go to in the store. Interesting to know they make gun care products now. Rem Oil fared well, so did Hoppes depending on which one.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Link wouldn't open.
     
  4. F2CMaDMaXX

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

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    Might take a really long time to open for to open as despite the initial detail I saw for testing, it's just one huge Web page with images.

    Give it a long wait, it will load.
    I'll check this out tonight, looks like a worthwhile read.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I copied the link and found the original posting, that worked for me.
     
  6. Ryo

    Ryo WA Member

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    Nice.. Too bad they didn't do FireClean..
     
  7. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    HHHHHMMMMM,

    Interesting, now I have to throw all my Break Free away...

    If I had known of this study 10 years ago when I bought 2 large cans of BF, I woulda' done sompun' different.

    But, since I don't leave my guns out in the rain, I guess I'm safe for now.:)
     
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  8. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    That was an awesome test! Might have to actually give Frog Lube a try now.
     
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  9. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I wish there was a girl like that.
     
  10. F2CMaDMaXX

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

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    I find it's pretty good now i've been using it for about a year+
    I've found a few uses round the house for it as well, the smell and lack of petroleum product on indoor stuff, plastic/rubber etc is a big plus. I even used it on some old/cheap drawers we have that don't have runners, just wood on wood :)

    I will say get Seal1 instead though. It's practically the same thing but it doesn't set quite as hard, so i use it on trigger mechs/actions etc, i relegated the FL to external parts and anything else that doesn't need anything but a barrier protectant. Also, Seal1 is cheaper :D

    Seal1 seems to fit the 5th point, both FL and Seal1 fit the previous 4 :) with Seal1 being better at point 2.
     
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    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    Where can I find Seal1? And can it be shipped APO?
     
  12. F2CMaDMaXX

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

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    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    I can. Amazon is our friend here, lol!
     
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    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Awesome research. I use a few products that finished in the middle of the pack and have no intention of changing though. I liked what the guy said...if what you use now works, there is no reason to change. A lot of the outcome on your firearms will be on how you treat them prior to exposure to the elements, and how quickly you take care of them after exposure.
     
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  15. RetiredLEO

    RetiredLEO Southern Oregon Coast Active Member

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    Geeze......now what am I gonna do with 1 & 1/2 quarts of Hoppies #9, several cans, tubes, bottles of Tetra Gun, and a number of partially full misc. stuff (Rem Oil, Marvel Oil, etc.)? Oh well, first a call to Brownells for some Frog Lube......

    Amazing research and many thanks to mr.revolverguy for making it available to us.

    Now...will my slides run so fast that the next round up won't have time to chamber? If it ain't one thing it' another...LOL
     
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  16. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I've decided to stay with cleaning my guns with Break Free, and lubing my pistols w/Mobil 1 Synthetic.....

    and my rifles w/some kind of grease that the military uses.......:confused:.no idea what it is, but it comes in little round plastic tubs w/screw top lids.

    This is AMERICA!

    MARKETING IS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)
     
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    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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

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    Yeah, i looked into that and other tests/complaints earlier this year, Starship.

    Basic finding was a few things and combos there of;

    1) People slap it on thick (good) but don't wipe it off - this is possibly because it 'dries' as part of the application process.

    2) People use it liberally where they shouldn't, like in firing pin mechs - Treat like oil.

    3) If everything gets super cold, yes, it can, depending on how thickly it was applied and wasn't wiped off, cause issues with the firing pin parts/hammer etc.

    4) Seal1 is an offshoot by one of the Froglube makers, it doesn't sit as quite a hard paste and i use that on my firing pin/mech areas just in case (even though my guns don't get to 20f even if i'm shooting in those temps)

    5) It's a great barrier protectant, i slap it over everything, inside and out, i just make sure to clean it off correctly :)
     
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    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I still love me some Liberal Tears

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  20. RetiredLEO

    RetiredLEO Southern Oregon Coast Active Member

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    Ok....I just read Starship's link (thank you very much...very informative).. now I'm worried about cancer (carcinogens in everything I've been using for the past 50 years), gotta call Brownells back and cancel the Froglube, make a dump run (Hoppies, etc.), and try and find a food service company who has food grade Lubriplate that will share a bit with me. Makes me wonder how I've lived so long and why I've never had a weapon fail when I needed it.:confused: The Lord truly does watch over small children, puppies, and fools.:)
    Levity aside, the information, research, and good advice available here is very much appreciated. It's worth a lot to be able to take advantage of all the time, thought and experience our members graciously share with us.
    Thank you all.
    Semper Fi