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Old September 20, 2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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What's the best CLP?

I see everyone recommending all these different kinds and I was wondering what's the best one. I know Breakfree CLP is the most widely used, but it seems most people dont consider it the best CLP.

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Old September 20, 2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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I see everyone recommending all these different kinds and I was wondering what's the best one. I know Breakfree CLP is the most widely used, but it seems most people dont consider it the best CLP.

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As far as a true CLP, G96 Synthetic Gun Oil. IMHO, there's nothing better.

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Old September 21, 2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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I don't think Breakfree is bad, but I really like Weapons Shield.
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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Breakfree has treated me well. I use it to clean and lube my guns, along with a few drops of Hoppes Elite oil on the rails.
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Old September 21, 2012, 01:33 AM   #5
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+1 on Weapon Shield
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:29 AM   #6
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After it being around for 100 years, and, after me shooting for close to 40 of those years, I just discovered Ballistol.

Really a pretty decent gun cleaner and lube, and, no nasty chemicals in it. Smells a little funky, but, you get used to it. Really big with the BP crowd. It does everything well. Not "great" across the board, but very good.
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Old September 21, 2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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I'm not a big fan of one product that is supposed to do it all. I use Hoppe 9 as solvent to clean, then use Rem oil as a cleaner and lubricant for the inside of the barrel. That generally gets additional carbon out.

Recently I've begun using a very very thin coat of marine/white grease to minimize wear on the rails and outside of the barrel. Oil is good, but unfortunately it migrates giving you a false sense of lubrication. In theory the downside to using grease is that exploding particles will also stick to it. But in practical use I haven't seen any extra dirt.

I may be a little too anal. I think today's guns are so well made that if you clean your gun after each trip to the range it will still be working after you're gone.
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Old September 21, 2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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+1 on Ballistol - been using it for awhile. Good for metal, wood, plastic , leather. Non-toxic. Wanting to try Frog Lube and Gunzilla which are newer non-toxic alternatives and are preferred by some/most over in the sand-box.
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Old September 21, 2012, 10:46 AM   #9
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I've used BreakFree for many years, and have been satisfied with it. Currently, I'm using Strike Hold, and while I'm not sold that it has sufficient lubricating properties, it appears to be a great cleaner and decent-enough preservative.
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Old September 25, 2012, 04:04 AM   #10
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CRC 3-36

Hello there,

I live outside the USA, and wanted to ask if CRC 3-36 is good for Lubricating a pistol i know it has great corrosion resistance, but is it good for my PX4 Storm?
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Old September 25, 2012, 04:37 AM   #11
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Good CLPs...

There are a few top rated CLPs that I'd buy for general handgun-firearm cleaning. For dirty guns or firearms that will be in long term storage there may be a need for more cleaning/gun care products(oils grease etc).
Good CLPs include Gunzilla, Ballistol, LPX(Mpro7), Weaponshield, Slip2000, Hoppes Elite.
Gunzilla, Weaponshield and LPX are very popular with US military & law enforcement units.
Some like Eezox, www.eezox.com , but I read it's best not to let it get on some parts(stocks, grips, sights, etc).
I'd rather use Ballistol, Gunzilla or LPX.

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Old September 25, 2012, 04:46 AM   #12
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CRC 3-36

What about CRC 3-36
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Old September 25, 2012, 08:29 AM   #13
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Eezox is the best for rust protection but I prefer to stay with the non-toxics - Ballistol, Gunzilla, Frog Lube
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Old September 25, 2012, 08:36 AM   #14
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CRC 3-36

Guys please i only found CRC 3-36 and i want to know if it's any good, it's all i got,
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Old September 25, 2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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Libya,
I've never heard of CRC 3-36 but I did a quick search. It sounds like a great penetrator for frozen parts, but the flip side to that is that because it has low surface tension it will migrate fairly quickly leaving your pistol with no lubrication at all.

My father-in-law who is a chemical engineer from MIT and spent his whole carreer with Exxon dealing with lubrication issues from warships to conveyor belts in mining (dirty) applications. He liked to say that nothing is new in lubrication and it's all in the combination of delivery "packages".

Automotive applications are far more demanding then any small arms. If you think about it, a car piston does around 3,000 revolutions per minute. It's like you PX-4 firing 3,000 rounds a minute. So my advice is stop looking for "new" products, use what's comonly available.

I like using marine greases from the auto parts store because they are white, won't get my hands black. They are also cheap, a 12oz tube for $2 will last a few years. Exposure to salty sea air is the greatest source of rust on the planet. So rust resistant and lubrication is what they are designed for.
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Old September 25, 2012, 08:51 AM   #16
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Not that one's better than the other....

Been using Break Free for years and have recently started using WeaponShield:

http://www.steelshieldtech.com/mainp...on-shield.html

I have seen many positive posts on Frog Lube but haven't had the opportunity to try it yet.
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:01 AM   #17
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Been using CLP/Breakfree since bootcamp back in '85. It has served me well and I've found it to be the best all-around solution for preservation, lubrication, and cleaning. I will concede that it's not the best in all 3 areas, but it's certainly easier than keeping 3 different kinds of products on hand.
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:04 AM   #18
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Nice display of your 'stack', by the way...
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Old September 25, 2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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I live outside the USA, and wanted to ask if CRC 3-36 is good for Lubricating a pistol i know it has great corrosion resistance, but is it good for my PX4 Storm?
Could that be CRC 636 you are referring to? Great stuff, I have some. As you say, good corrosion retardent qualities, great for marine use. I wouldn't use it on a gun, though.
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Old September 25, 2012, 03:15 PM   #20
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Nice display of your 'stack', by the way...
Thanks. It was a birthday present. Certainly looks better in the case than on a set of blues that I can't fit into any more.
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Old September 25, 2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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hoppes #9 for solvent and for a lube WD-40 been using it for 40 years now on every type of weapon I find no fault with the product.
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Old September 25, 2012, 05:38 PM   #22
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Have always used Breakfree CLP and Weaponshield...
Both are excellent products and have worked well for me for many years.
Also use Weaponshield Grease for the rails and high-points.
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Old September 25, 2012, 05:49 PM   #23
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Just discovered Slipstream myself.

Crusader Weaponry

Not a CLP, but i'm amazed at just how well it works.

I use breakfree or birchwood casey gun scrubber to clean, and then slipstream oil/grease to lube.
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:23 PM   #24
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I think the general break down of this...

Breakfree is easy to find and serves well.

There are others like Weapon Shield and Eezox that some feel are better but are not as easy to find locally.



As far as WD-40... its not a lubricant... I wouldn't trust it for an extended range session.
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:37 PM   #25
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Im sure there is better but i buy the winchester clp at walmart all the time. works well for me. along with rem oil and breakfree. never tried anything else. maybe i should.
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