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Old 05-06-2014, 01:18 PM   #11
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pretty comprehensive testing. very well done, with some very interesting results.

i wish you could have tested the Lucas Gun Oil to how well it compared to the others. we use alot of Lucas oil and various other products in our equipment at work. we started doing that because we are a Dixie Chopper dealer and DC highly recommends Lucas products in their mowers, so we started stocking it and started using it in our smaller engines in our rental fleet as well.

i started using the Lucas Gun Oil about eight years ago when another shop i worked in started carrying many various Lucas products in a display. the salesman gave several of us sample bottles of the gun oil to try out. i was impressed with how well it worked.

but i would still like to see how it would compare in your test. very impressive and well thought out testing procedures.
If I do another evaluation (not test) I will include the lucas product.
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If I do another evaluation (not test) I will include the lucas product.
it's not very expensive either. less than $4 for a 2 oz. bottle and it seems to go a long way as well. it works really well on my AR.

i think your evaluation was very well done and shed some light on a lot of the common gun products most of us use. very good job indeed. and thank you for taking the time to do the evaluation.

i know you asked the Mods to move this to the Gunsmithing section, but i would suggest it moved to the Cleaning and Maintenance section and made into a sticky for others to use for a reference when choosing gun products.
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Actually I did ask to have it moved to the Cleaning and Maintenance section so I was surprised that it ended up here.

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I have edited the inital post with the following.

9. I am In no way affiliated with or in any way attached to any of the products or companies of the products I evaluated. I am in no way compensated by any product brand name or manufacturer as a result of this evaluation. No company asked me to conduct this evaluation. All products were purchased by me and none were sent or gifted to me for this evaluation.

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Thanks DIY great info.. Me living in the desert climate rust isn't really a constant threat for me. (yes rust happens with neglect ) One thing I've wondered about is the effectiveness of Miltec-1. Is, they recommend the product be applied to a warm gun. By chance did you warm the metal as you applied it for this test.

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Thanks DIY great info.. Me living in the desert climate rust isn't really a constant threat for me. (yes rust happens with neglect ) One thing I've wondered about is the effectiveness of Miltec-1. Is, they recommend the product be applied to a warm gun. By chance did you warm the metal as you applied it for this test.
Yes the militec 1 plates were heated with a blow dryer but I did not (like all gun owners wont) use a temp probe to establish how hot I got the metal. I have to wonder how many gun users are actually taking this additional step???
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DIY_guy, what a thorough, well thought out evaluation! Thanks so much for testing so many products and all the effort to gather the results and present the data in an easy to read and graphic format. Also thanks for posting, no doubt this is sticky material. I've made it a favorite so I can find it as I do want to try out Frog Lube and other high performers!

One thing for sure, you're gonna need to buy more guns to use up all these products...

Thanks again!

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DIY_guy you are certainly worth every penny we pay you! Thank you indeed for all the effort.

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Ive received a number of messages asking what the 3 top performing products look like when dispensed. I will answer that here.

Frog Lube (in this variety) is a Green and runny product. It needs to be spread around and wiped off gun parts.



WD 40 Specialist is a spray that is thick. It reminds me of a non-stick cooking spray. It needs to be spread around and wiped off (or it could be left on in excess depending on the application)



One shot comes out of the can clear and quickly disappears. By the time I sprayed it on this plate while holding it over the trash can, set it down, started the camera and took the pic it was already dried (Hence the term Dry lube)




Also, there seems to be a misunderstanding that the WD 40 specialist that did well in this evaluation is standard WD 40. It is not. It is a completely different product than your regular WD 40.

Likewise, The Hornady One shot gun cleaner and dry lube is not the Hornady One shot case lube that reloaders use. (at least from a marketing and packaging standpoint. I cant speak to the contents.) The two may be the same and I would have no way of knowing but they have diff names, uses and packaging.

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