Originally Posted by thewildwonder
So you make your own but have nothing to compare it to?... How do you know other oils aren't better then?
I'm just good that way :-)
I think that the question was - what do I have to compare it to specifically in regards to rubbing the oil containing ATF fluid into a parkerized finish and will that aid in smoothing the finish.
I have blended my lubricating oil mixture for years and have owned my SA loaded (with park'd finish) since 2011. I have never rubbed any other oil into it's finish. Thus my answer.
As far as the lubricating qualities of oils. To me, it is not a question of "better" but a question of "just as good" and/or "more cost effective".
I purchased gun oil in all of it's various brand/types for years and years at X dollar amount for like 2 oz or 4 oz or 6 oz (most gun oil is sold at these packaged amounts).
When I compared that to the cost of just buying my own by the quart and blending it myself, I found that it was far more cost effective.
In my opinion, commercial packaged gun oils are essentially the exact same thing as what I blend - just packaged and sold to be much more expensive by the fluid ounce.
Again, opinions vary with lubricants just as much as they do with favorite brands and types of guns themselves. So take my opinions for what they are worth. If you want to blend and try mine - go for it. If you want to stick with commercially sold oil, fine too.
PS - Another person who blends a very similar mixture on this forum is Canebrake. I also believe that he has done this for years too.