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Old September 25, 2012, 10:35 PM   #26
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As far as WD-40... its not a lubricant... I wouldn't trust it for an extended range session.
It's not a lubricant - in fact it's quite the opposite. If left alone long enough, WD40 will start dry into a gummy lacquer-like substance. I recall spending a good afternoon cleaning an old Winchester 77 that belonged to my grandfather. The WD40 he used had practically seized up the trigger mechanism.

After a good cleaning and proper lubrication, it was good-to-go.
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Old September 25, 2012, 11:05 PM   #27
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Froglube
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Old September 25, 2012, 11:16 PM   #28
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I like the Slip 2000 Carbon Killer to clean stuff with. I have started using Slip 2000 EWL. I have some Frog Lube paste on the way to try. I also want to check out the Slip 2000 EWL 30. The only thing I keep WD 40 around for is to spray on the exterior if I get caught out in the rain for my blued guns.
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Old September 26, 2012, 07:31 PM   #29
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I,ve always found Remoil too thin for general lubrication. As a metal protectant, and flushing out trigger groups its not too bad, but I would rather use Breakfree.
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Old September 26, 2012, 08:31 PM   #30
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There are many products that excel at one of the three aspects. I'm not sure taht anything excels at all three--if so, I have not found it.

In the last year or so, I have become a convert to Ed's Red. Do a Google search for the recipe. It is simple, it was concocted years ago, it isn't avant-garde, it isn't expensive, it isn't hard to come by (although you must make it yourself, each of the four ingredients is readily available).

Best of all, it really works as a CLP, where many others are great at one of the three attributes, but marginal at (at least) one of the other two.

The guns that do not get handled for a year at a time get Eezox, because it is absolutely the best as a protectant.
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html

The guns that get carried and shot weekly get Ed's Red, because it is (IME) the best balance of all three.
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Old September 26, 2012, 08:36 PM   #31
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Always seemed to me that the solvents in Ed's Red would negate the lubrica\nt properties.

The cleaners in CLP are not solvents/degreasers.
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Old September 26, 2012, 08:46 PM   #32
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i have used Weapon Shield for the past few years on all my hand guns.
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Old September 26, 2012, 09:02 PM   #33
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Every CLP product is a compromise.

What's more important to you? Cleaning, lubrication, rust protection, or other factors?
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Old September 27, 2012, 07:21 AM   #34
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Another Ballistol convert.

I still use Hoppe's #9 to dissolve and Break-Free for those hard-to-get spots. But I always use Ballistol as a final cleaner/lube.
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Old September 27, 2012, 08:07 AM   #35
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My favorite CLP is Froglube
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Old September 27, 2012, 09:57 AM   #36
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Ballistol

I have quite a few different products (pretty much the usual suspects), but I use Ballistol the most often. I actually enjoy the smell of it and believe it does a great job of cleaning and lubricating.
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Old September 28, 2012, 12:55 AM   #37
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