Excellent gun care product.

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by CowboyBill, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. AZdave

    AZdave Well-Known Member

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    If you decided to stick around, I think the truth is oil is just oil.

    My son said I had to get Miltech, caused it worked so well on his knives. Well it is a good product, and if I spent the time to find the Mobile 1 specs I'd guess it isn't that much different.

    But I also got these neat little applicator bottles which no one has mention. Can you every get such a cool bottle? And it even has a lid so it won't get dirty when it evaporates.:)

    Use whatever you like.
     
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  2. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I saw it on Ted Nugent's facebook page.
     
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  3. Rentacop

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    WD-40 did surprisingly poorly in thegunzone.com rust prevention test and one other test I heard about . The new WD-40 Specialist line includes a rust prevention product that may be entirely different . My personal experience with WD-40 indicates that it is a poor rust preventer but works well as a lubricant on guns, car door lock cylinders, squeaky door hinges on everything from microwave ovens to car doors and on folding knife pivot points .
    Some powder solvents can damage plated nickel parts like Glock frame rails
    so I generally use them only to clean the bore . I use BreakFree CLP to clean all parts of guns routinely and wipe off as much residue as I can with a dry cloth , leaving a very thin film to prevent rust . If I want to remove all oil from a bore or the whole gun , I use Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber or a similar product made by other companies .
    To remove deposits from a dirty bore, I sometimes wet the bore with Breakfree CLP and let it sit for hours before running some wet patches through it, brushing, and running another wet patch or two . Before shooting, I run a dry patch or one wet with Gun Scrubber .
     
  4. Rentacop

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    The Militech 1 tested by thegunzone.com had instructions that said to fire the gun to heat it up and then apply the product . Used like a conventional oil, it did poorly in the test .
     
  5. Rentacop

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    No. Not all oils are created equal . Glocks like thin oils like BreakFree while 1911s and Garands seem to prefer higher viscosity oils like Shooters Choice FP-10 . I tried Tetra Gun and it seemed to get sticky with age . As noted above, rust resistance varies widely among oils .
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    KY is known for two products; jelly and fried chicken. You can use either to grease your gun. ;)
     
  7. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member

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    fried chicken grease works well in lubing guns! a gun that smells like fried chicken is a plus! :p
     
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  8. boringoldfart

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    From everything I've read, looks like synthetic motor oil is the best gun oil. Now as for the best gun cleaner? I've been using Gunzilla and yes it is somewhat expensive, well, about the price of a box of 9mm target ammo. I don't see how Automatic Transmission Fluid can be used to dissolve burnt powder, lead and copper fouling etc. How well does this work compared to Hoppe's etc.
     
  9. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I use Shooters Choice, very good cleaner
     
  10. gwpercle

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    I go with low tech, old fashioned , Ed's Red Bore Cleaner and Ed's Red Compatable Gun Oil . Do a search for the recipes.
    Lucas Gun Oil looks , feels and smells a whole lot like automatic transmission fluid ...kinda pricey for ATF in a little bottle...just saying !
    Compare Lucas Gun Oil to Ed's Red Gun Oil and see what you think.
    Gary
     
  11. 1911NUT

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    Call me old school, but I prefer Hoppes. Used it for years, (over 45) and never had any issues. But its a personal choice.
     
  12. Rentacop

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    A guy at the range gave me a sample of Ballistol . I tried it and it seems great .
     
  13. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Ballistol, the German military used it for 40 years and many members here still do. I have a couple of cans here.
    CowboyBill drank the koolaid and could not get passed the fact that he had been sold a bill of goods.
    Instead of driving the buckaroo off, we should have introduced him to Amway, Kirby or perhaps Rainbow vacuums.
     
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  14. mahall53

    mahall53 New Member

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    I've been educated on 101 products to lube and clean guns.
     
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  15. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member

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    i have been educated on 102! :p:D:)
     
  16. SGWGunsmith

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    There's most likely several of you folks here who get the Brownells catalog. If I remember correctly, there's well over a dozen pages that offer some sort of gun lube/cleaner/protector. I've tried quite a few of what they offer, but there's no way I'm gonna try all of 'em.
    I felt I gotta settle on one particular CLP, and go with that offering until something better can be PROVEN. The one I'm using and stocking for the last 10 years is EEZOX.
    With two wet coats through a .22 rimfire barrel, with each coat left to sit for 15 minutes, and then a dry felt plug pulled through, the barrel doesn't accumulate as much debris from .22 rimfire ammunition, and after a shooting session, all I need to do is pull a wet plug through the bore with my weed-whacker line. Done and protected. Put some EEZOX on an old t-shirt and wipe the bluing, never will have any rust get the opportunity to form.