Originally Posted by duddie10
I dont blame i for not using it again. What else do u think is a good lube? Im always trying to find the next best thing.
I used to use hoppes solvents and lubes. But I ran out and that stuff's expensive.
I mixed 50/50 90 weight gear oil and ATF (automatic transmission fluid, not alcohol tobacco and firearms), and used that for a year or two before trying frog lube. Worked great. Warning, ATF isn't good on leather. I use leather holsters and belts. Hint, hint.
After the frog lube, I switched back to the gear oil and ATF, then picked up a spray can of ballistol at a gun show on a whim. Love it, and it conditions leather, emulsifies in water, conditions wood, and the original formula was supposed to be an antiseptic also. But I ain't spraying this stuff on any open wounds.
In the service, on my SAW, I used brake kleen to knock out the nastiness along with elbow grease and fervent scrubbing, then liberal amounts of rem oil or anything else I could get my hands on in a spray can, and Vaseline on the sliding parts.
Ballistol is also expensive, but I feel it's worth it more so than hoppes. It also does the same with dissolving stuff like hoppes does.