Rem oil!

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by hawkguy, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    ok, apologies if covered a million times.....

    basically, i use rem oil for all my gun oil needs. every finish i have (blued., stainless, parker...etc).....i use rem oil as my go-to for the final wipe down for protection. i think i use rem oil on my firearms so much because it is cheap and available everywhere.

    any down sides? is there something better to use for specific finishes? is there a better product out there for this purpose?

    thank you.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Rem Oil has been around for quite few years. i have used it myself in the past. it does it's job.

    are there better products than RemOil? probably. i happen to use Lucas Synthetic gun oil now. i am having good results with it.
     

  3. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    thanks, axxe. any suggestions are helpful. do you use the lucus synthetic for basic protection during storage? do you think it is better than rem oil? if so, why?

    i guess i am just looking for the best overall "final finish" product. a good oil to put on a gun and store it for a few months.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it seems to stick better and seems to lubricate parts that move better due to it's being a synthetic and being just a little thicker oil. for protection, i just squeeze some onto a rag and wipe down the gun with it, then wipe off the excess.

    i use a lot of Lucas oils and products at work for my small engined equipment. we are a Dixie Chopper dealer and Dixie Chopper's come with Lucas oil in them and recommends Lucas for their products.
     
  5. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    thanks again. i'll check it out.

    any other suggestions appreciated.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    get you some Kano Kroil. great stuff and has many uses. i use it for a bore solvent, a general cleaner for blueing, penetrant oil for stuck or frozen parts, and alight weight oil for triggers.
     
  7. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    I use it all the time. The spray goes on small moving part assemblies. The soaked patches are handy for a final wipedown. It looks good, and I took their word about Teflon, so stopped using silicone wipes. All is well. One thing to remember, it is not a dedicated rust prevention agent. It is mostly a lubricant that can do a little bit of everything.
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    My only complaints about Remoil is how thin it is and the fact that it seems to evaporate or disappear for longer term storage. That said, I haven't had any problems using it.

    I'm with Axxe on using synthetic oil for the fact that it seems to stick around a little longer. I use Mobile 1 because I can buy it by the quart and it goes a long way for the money.
     
  9. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    This ground has been covered frequently, until someone can prove to me that there is a better cleaner, lubricant & protector than Ballistol, I will continue to use it on everything from my BP rifle to my pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives & tools.
     
  10. mich1377usmc

    mich1377usmc New Member

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    +1 on Ballistol, the Germans have been using this stuff since 1890/1900's JMHO
     
  11. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    Why not grease for long term?
     
  12. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    CLP. Love the stuff.

    Remoil gives the blued barrels a nicer look however.
     
  13. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    I'll second CLP for everything.

    Clean, Lubricate, Protect.

    Nice and easy and does the job.

    The only problem i have ever had is some crud collecting around the extractor and firing pin on my 1911. I just use quite a bit less now and have no problem with sawdust, dirt and grime. However, most will not subject their sidearm to such conditions.
     
  14. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    In my experience, when it comes to CLP less is usually better, but then again that seems to be true with just about everything out there. I'm not into running any of my guns 'wet'
     
  15. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Slip 2000 Extreme Weapon Lube. Great stuff, but expensive.
     
  16. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Rem Oil is a good product for the correct purpose! But not for the AR and semi auto tactical rifles. Due to the fact it will cook off with heat. It is a good light oil and should be used for applications requiring a good light oil. I am not knocking the product only stating not for AR Rifles. Not do the manufacturers recommend grease! But a good viscosity lubricant is best and there are many out there including our Synthetic Mobil One formula and others.

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  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i use RemOil and Lucas gun oil. they are not the only products that are perfect for gun lubrication or storage concerns. just the ones that i happen to use currently and are readily available for me.

    there are plenty of fine products that work as well as or maybe even better than what i use.

    the products i use, work for my needs. and as long as they do what i need them to do, and i can lay my hands on them as needed, then they are what i will use.

    i suggest products based on my usage. i believe in the old saying, "if it ain't broke, then don't fix it!":D
     
  18. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    I use their Carbon Killer as a backup cleaner (pricey). I think the whole 2000 line is biodegradable and nontoxic which is how I try to run my shop. For lubrication - to this day nobody has proven one "snake" oil superior to another. A lot of what we do is based on intangibles, like beliefs and superstitions. Bet you nobody is totally rational and free of old wives tales when it comes to cleaning own guns.

    It is true that some oils are more viscous and sticky than others. None of them protects the surface like solid grease. All evidence is empirical at best and imaginary the rest of the time.
     
  19. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I used remoil for a long time and never had any problems with it. Remoil contains synthetic oils. Remoil leaves a lot to be desired in high humidity areas with salty air. I use transmission fluid in coastal areas on the exterior of my guns. Really all the popular gun oils do a fine job of protecting your firearms. Use what you believe is best. I like slipstream weapons grease for plastic guns. It's crazy expensive but a couple ounces lasts for years.