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Old 05-18-2014, 01:21 PM   #31
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I would have liked to see some of the milcomm products tested, but obviously you couldn't test everything. Very informative and objective test, thank you for all the extra work.

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Old 05-18-2014, 02:51 PM   #32
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I tend to think in terms of solvent and then protection...I will be buying Frog Lube immediately as a protective coating...given that, a solvent/cleaner test or opinion would be awesome..Ballistol cleaning with Frog lube treatment would be my current mode of cleaning...thoughts?

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Old 05-18-2014, 04:46 PM   #33
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What a neat thing to do.

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Update on the two outdoors corrosion boards. Hornady One shot has finally failed on Board #2 Leaving Frog Lube and WD 40 Specialist but the Hornady product is still going strong on board #1.



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Thanks for the update those three are still holding up unbelievably good for being bare metal

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Old 05-20-2014, 12:08 PM   #37
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I am in the process of designing an experiment, process and device to do further lubricity evaluations on these products. The first evaluation was for the coefficient of “static” friction but I fear it was lacking (even though it was a reasonable side by side evaluation) so Im working on evaluating “dynamic” friction forces. The long holiday weekend should provide me with time to get this going.

Static coefficient of friction was pretty straight forward with the weighted sled and the addition of water to eventually break free the friction forces between the two metal plates but I am devising a constant motion evaluation so I can capture the friction forces between two metal plates that are continually moving to gauge lubricity of the products as well as wear over a greater duration than the static friction evaluation I have already conducted.

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Ive completed the device I assembled and plan to use to measure dynamic friction forces. There are some refinements I need to make but I think the concept is pretty straight forward.











Here is a video of the dynamic coefficient of friction device in action. Its clear I need to work on the consistency of the smoothness of the big saw blade. You can hear and see the variations in smoothness.


In the coming days I will evaluate the friction reducing properties of the products I have previously evaluated for lubricity and corrosion resistance.
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You are some sort of genius. When you said you were going to redesign the rig to test dynamic coefficient instead of static, I thought to myself "How is he ever going to do that?"

Well you did sir, and for that we applaud you. (But we don't have a smiley face clapping icon so sorry )

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I'm joining the applaud to awesome work

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