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Old December 11, 2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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CLP for Safe Queens

I'd like to treat my safe queens about once a year or more for protection against rust and the elements. Here are the products that I have considered and tried with some comments:

Gunzilla: Turns orange gummy after 12 months. Seems good for short term storage. Non-toxic.

Breakfree CLP: Love this stuff, but it seems to be toxic. After a couple of years don't see any residue or rust. Toxic (?)

Weaponshield: Just tried this. Nice smell. Time will tell how it holds up ove the next 12 months. Seems to clean up nice and leave a protective film. Non-toxic?

Eeezox: Just ordered a batch and have no experience.

What are your opinions of these products for safe queens and long term storage? Alternatives?
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Old December 12, 2011, 08:25 AM   #2
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RIG is my choice. This is from personal experience.
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Old December 12, 2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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for long term i use "collector"--it is made from the same company as breakfree clp. states it is used by collectors militay and museums.
states 1200 hrs at 100% humidity with no rust.

for guns i know i will shoot and clean in 6 months i just use clp.
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Old December 12, 2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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RIG on a sheep skin. Leaves a very thin film in the metal surface. Just a quick wipedown after handling.
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Old December 12, 2011, 09:29 PM   #5
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RIG sounds like what I'm looking for. Just ordered some from Brownells.

Can RIG be used inside the barrel or is a regular CLP better? I remember seeing a lot of warningings about grease inside a barrel.
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Old December 12, 2011, 09:37 PM   #6
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I used to use Breakfree CLP, its pretty good stuff. Now I use Corrosion X. If you get some just get the big bottle of Corrosion X. The Corrosion X for guns is the same thing, in a small bottle.

Eeezox is probably the best for long term storage.

I'd use it, but I wax my blued guns with Renaissance Wax, it works awesome.
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Old December 12, 2011, 09:44 PM   #7
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Breakfree has a product called "Collector". Go to their website and read up on it. They claim you can coat a weapon with it and leave it in storage for 5 years and it will be protected and ready to grab and shoot with no evaporation or gumming up and no need to remove the product. I have been using it on my safe queens for about 5 years now and it does work very well as a preservative. I carry blued revolvers IWB in hot summer weather and sweat on them and I have never seen any rust. Breakfree CLP is very hard to beat. I have never seen CLP dry out or turn to gunk in all of the years I have used it. The entire Breakfree line of products are extremely good.
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Old December 13, 2011, 10:51 AM   #8
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Can RIG be used inside the barrel or is a regular CLP better? I remember seeing a lot of warningings about grease inside a barrel.
Yes it can be used in the barrel. Just either remember or tag the gun as a reminder that the barrel has Rig in it. I had a Remington 760 Game-Master in a gun case coated with Rig and after a 10 year stretch in the back of the closet when removed from the case not a speck of rust ANYWHERE.
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Old December 13, 2011, 12:52 PM   #9
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Do most of you store your safe guns in their own hard cases, soft cases or loose? Is one way better than another for long time storage?

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Old December 13, 2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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Whatever you do DO NOT store your gun in any sort of foam. The grease/oil will help break down the foam and IT WILL stick to your gun.(rust,pitting)
All my guns are stored in the safe, no case, soft or hard just sitting on the shelf all happy and clean.
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Old December 13, 2011, 01:14 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info Don.

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Old December 13, 2011, 01:38 PM   #12
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You might also want to look at Boeshield:

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Boseshield T-9 was developed by The Boeing Company for lubrication and protection of aircraft components.

Boseshield T-9 is a superior product, ideal for the tough saltwater marine environment, lubricating and protecting all metals. It works well on engines and deck hardware as well as electronics, batteries and wiring connections. It is non-conductive and will not cause short circuits.
Penetrates deeply into fasteners and fixtures.
Displaces moisture.
Dries to a clean waxy film.
Lubricates and protects all metals for months.
Will not harm paints, plastics, rubber or vinyl.
Attack's existing corrosion.
T-9 will also loosen rusted parts.
Contains No Fluorocarbons
Many Industrial and Household uses.
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Old December 16, 2011, 09:28 PM   #13
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The ones I shoot once a week (or once a month) get cleaned/wiped down with Ed's Red.
The ones that get wiped (maybe) once a year (rifles/shotguns) get treated to Eezox. Why?
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html
Because I haven't found anything better
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Old December 25, 2011, 06:49 AM   #14
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Remember Vapor pressure from high school chemistry? College chemistry?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapor_pressure

Anyway, oil has a vapor pressure, and so it evaporates in our atmosphere.
After it has evaporated, it is no longer protecting the steel.

So if I rub oil on something, in 6 months, that oil may be gone.

Cosmoline has some wax in it, that does not evaporate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmoline
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Old December 26, 2011, 05:52 PM   #15
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I use Break Free CLP,inside and out,leave no residue,and store them in a siliconed gunsock in the safes. Every 6 mos or so I do a rainy day project and wipe them all down.( My wife likes this because she knows where I am!!) I handle my guns with a pair of light cotten gloves. While putting them back in the sock. I have done done this the same way for over 40 years, and never a speck of rust. Before CLP I used WD-40! Before WD-40 I used Winchester "Gun Oil".
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Old December 28, 2011, 10:21 AM   #16
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I ask some people at a few museums what they used, the answer was always carnuba wax
So I now use car wax with carnuba and on in the inside of the barrel
I use Breakfree Collector, once a year I reoil the inside of the barrel
with Collector (just to be safe from corrosion)
first wax application is a pain, I fully dissasemble the gun and wax all parts
two times then reassemble and oil with the Collector
I use this sistem on guns in cabinets and in safes

when I use one at the range or hunting (the wax also protects
from rain) I reaply wax and collector oil

I have had NO problems with any corosion on the East Coast of Florida
( corrosion is a major problem with everything here )
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Old December 28, 2011, 08:09 PM   #17
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rust

Eeezox or CorrosionX in that order for long term storage
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Old December 29, 2011, 12:28 AM   #18
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Break free CLP for me I still have 4 Gallons from when I was an Armorer
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