Originally Posted by sdiver35
The key to not over applying oil is Q-tips and pipe cleaners. Put a little on the q-tip and apply as needed, if you use too much turn the q-tip around and use the dry tip to remove the excess. If you want to apply lightly to the grooves on the inside of the slide use a pipe cleaner. I've used CLP for 23 years in the military and out with excellent results.
Good idea. I use q-tips to clean with but not for applying. Not sure I like the pipe cleaner though. Those have a steel wire core, don't they? Most of my excess lube is CLP which I understand is supposed to eventually dry out and leave some Teflon behind.