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ZEBRARANGER
September 8, 2007, 05:03 PM
I have been trying to find the best product for long term rust and corrosion control and Lubricant. Over the years, I have probably tried most of them and settled on Break Free. I ran across this field test online and a product called EEZOX, that out performed them all, including Break Free which is what I use. Here's the link to the test.
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

Has anyone used this? and if so, Is it as good as the test would indicate?

Dfariswheel
September 8, 2007, 07:03 PM
The subject most debated on the internet is "What's the best lube".

Everyone has their favorites, and will argue endlessly about it.
There are any number of rust tests done on lubes, and they ALL show wildly different results.
One will show product "A" is the best and product "B" stinks.
Next test shows product "B" the best and product "A" stinks.

The "Truth"?
WHAT you lubricate with is not very important.
It's that you DO lubricate that matters.
When dealing with lubricants made for guns, they all perform about the same, despite claims by the makers that they have some near-magical properties or abilities.

Bottom line, try some lubes and use what seems to work for YOU.
Then you too can spend hours on the net touting your favorites.

Jets2007
September 8, 2007, 11:43 PM
I use Rem oil and Outers...... Both have kept my guns rust and corrosion free for a long time. Using a good solvent and getting all of the dirt out of the gun is just as important as thouroughly oiling it up.

Peter M. Eick
September 9, 2007, 06:11 AM
Dfariswheel hit the nail on the head with this one.

Most of my revolvers are now over 60 years old. Did they have some wonder lubes? No, mostly a sock and some 3 in 1 or motor oil then into a drawer for storage. They all are fine and work well without wonder lube on them.

Do a search on the topic, and bring coffee because you can read for hours, but frankly, just pick something you like and do routine maintenance. That's the real key.

ZeSpectre
September 9, 2007, 07:20 AM
Anything I'd have to say on this is covered in the "What lube is this (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250588)" thread from a while back.

The "cliff note" version, I've converted to Weapon Shield.

Harry Bonar
September 9, 2007, 10:11 AM
Guys!
I'll share a mix that was given me by a National Guard head Armorer.
3 quarts hydraulic fluid (transmission fluid)
1 quart 30 weight motor oil
1 bottle STP
1 ounce silicone oil
1 bottle of Hoppes
1 bottle (qt.) Marvel Mystery oil
You must mix this on a Monday, by the light of a full moon at the same time a calf bawls in the barn (as my friend said!) The Hoppes is to give it a good smell, he said.

This works great as a lube but also, I found, works super as a cutting, lathe, mill and tap lube! It was concocted as a lube for the AR-15 and M60 machine gun!
Harry B.

4V50 Gary
September 9, 2007, 10:13 AM
Best preservative? Why, Rennaisance Wax. Used by museums worldwide to preserve metal, wood, leather objects, it was developed by the British Museum, Rennaisance Wax is PH neutral and its microcystelline penetrates into the pores of the object it is applied to. Apply onto a clean surface and it'll protect your gun. With a good coating, you can handle the gun and not worry about wiping it down afterwards. Rennaisance Wax is available at your local Woodcraft store.

Now, that's for museum pieces and guns that will never be shot. I wouldn't apply it to guns that are being used. Stick with conventional lubes then.

rgates
September 9, 2007, 10:36 AM
Ditto above. Have a pot of coffee ready and search recent posts.
"Lubricant test", "What lube is this?"
My favorite is Weapon Shield. Amazing stuff as a Cleaner, lubricant and protectant and is cheaper than Militec or Eezox. Has been a lot of info on it here on TFL lately as there was a free sample give away.

P97
September 9, 2007, 06:55 PM
have been trying to find the best product for long term rust and corrosion control and Lubricant. Over the years, I have probably tried most of them and settled on Break Free. I ran across this field test online and a product called EEZOX, that out performed them all, including Break Free which is what I use. Here's the link to the test.
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

Has anyone used this? and if so, Is it as good as the test would indicate?You can get all kinds of opinions on the Internet. The thing to do is try it. I did about three years ago and I'm still using it.

Shane Tuttle
September 9, 2007, 07:17 PM
I align my opinion stated by Dfariswheel. When it all comes down to it, CARE for your firearms on a regular basis.

I use Eezox on my firearms and absolutely love it. Without making other members here bang their heads on their keyboards, just check my other posts, and you'll see why...

johnbt
September 10, 2007, 09:30 AM
"long term rust and corrosion control"

I prefer RIG grease, it's not solvent based like Eezox. Eezox works, it just stinks too much for me to use it frequently. YNMD - your nose may differ.

John

dutchy
September 10, 2007, 02:54 PM
A number of years ago, a german equivalent of G&A (Visier), did a field test on gun cleaning oils. Not copper removers but general 1 product gun care liquids. They were tested on
A. anti corrosion
B. powder residue removal,
C. Bore cleaning.

Reason for the test was the emergence of many new PTFE based products (yes, 2 decades ago).
The test was supposed to run over several weeks.(anti corrosion and powder residue removal).

Finally the test was ended prematurely because ALL (but one) products had failed in one or more aspects. The only one left standing after several weeks was exactly the same oil that served the german army in both WWI and WWII and that I still use today for 1001 applications. I would not dream of going camping without it.

Don't know if its available in the states, it is called Ballistol from the Klever company.

Try it, you'll like it.
Used it on VCR's (makes them new) doorlocks etc.etc.

It revived my 1906 swede's sling from flat dead to flexible as new. Waterproofs leather.

johnbt
September 10, 2007, 04:04 PM
Only one problem with Ballistol, it smells like anise or licorice.

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Alnamvet
September 11, 2007, 06:34 PM
Best lubricant (and cleaner...and preservative...and...)? Why Gunzilla, of course.

www.topduckproducts.com

Alleykat
September 11, 2007, 07:07 PM
I never get any rust on any of my firearms, and I never use anything but RustPruf for long-term storage and Mobil 1 for lubing.

Scorch
September 11, 2007, 11:55 PM
We used to use a product called LubriPlate years ago, it was the best we could find for rust control and friction reduction. There are lots of synthetic lubricants available on the market these days, it's just a matter of trying a bunch of them and finding what works for you.

VaFisher
September 12, 2007, 06:43 AM
EEZOX is by far the best product going on the market today. In fact I liked it so much I am debating on becoming a distributor and have been invited.

Shane Tuttle
September 12, 2007, 09:30 PM
We used to use a product called LubriPlate years ago, it was the best we could find for rust control and friction reduction. There are lots of synthetic lubricants available on the market these days, it's just a matter of trying a bunch of them and finding what works for you.

I have to admit, Scorch, that when I got into firearms, I tried Lubriplate 130AA on one of my guns for a short while. Heck, if it was good to lubricate the camboxes of Pratt & Whitney PT6 engines, why not give it a whirl on my gun? It worked OK. I think the problem was a combination of the grease and the operator. The grease tended to attract dirt and debris; the operator put too much on...:o

dutchy
September 14, 2007, 08:04 AM
There is no use argueing over taste, but I just love the smell of Ballistol, it reminds me that I am at my hobby again.

Try it on your car door locks before winter, they will not freeze up.
I just love it.