Can I clean the outside of my gun with this product.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Mr. Wick, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Now the transmission fluid part...
     
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  2. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What's the benefit of transmission fluid?
     
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  3. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Forget the 0-20W, too thin, I'll stick to the 10-30W. Half a quart ought to last a while.
     
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  4. Cinderocka1989

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    Transmission fluid is thinner and has detergents in it. We actually do the same thing to lubricate fifth wheel jaws and other moving parts, it helps keep them a little cleaner, grime doesn't stick to them as much as packing them full of grease and they don't stick as much during the winter, I keep a can of 15w-40 and atf on my tool box just for that reason, I honestly hadn't thought about using it on my guns but I will now.
     
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  5. PeeJay1313

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    Is there limitations on what type of material its used on? Like wood grips, wood stocks or polymer frames? When should I NOT use this mix or keep it away from??
     
  6. PeeJay1313

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    I was thought transmission fluid will ruin a paint job on your vehicle. So to get it on a beautiful wood stock, I just cringe of the thought of it hitting a beautiful wood finish..
     
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  7. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Why can’t you use just the Mobil 1?
     
  8. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would keep it away from wood, mainly because the color.
    Brake fluid ruins paint.
    I haven't ever seen ATF take paint off the way brake fluid does.
     
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  9. PeeJay1313

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    No reason I suppose. I've heard several times about this mix, transmission fluid/oil mix. The transmission fluid is my concern. But they talk about the cleaning detergents in it. I'm worried about it ruining a wood finish..
     
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  10. bluez

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    OP,

    its not a "cleaner" its a lube.
    So if you are asking specifically can you "clean" your firearm with it, the answer is "No", it will not be very effective.

    If you are looking for a mild gun cleaner I highly recommend Gunzilla.
    It actually cleans plenty well enough for me yet never seems to harm finishes.

    Also it does not smell bad at all and this is good for those of us who like to clean our firearms indoors yet have wives..
     
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  11. Rifling82

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    Little bit of oil on a rag will take care of any normal mess on the outside of a gun from a day at the range.
     
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  12. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What's wrong about working your treasure over with a little Hoppes and then oiling it up with, 3 in 1, plain ole cheap gun oil, 20W motor oil or better yet Mobil One? That's how I cleaned all my firearms since I was a whippersnapper, brand new to 120 years old. Daddy never lied to me and that's how he cleaned his. Never a problem with wear, oxidation, bluing, finishes or wood. Screw all of the overpriced wonder cleaners and lubes. [​IMG] Let them get rich off of the gullible.

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