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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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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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Old November 25, 2015, 12:21 AM   #38
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Thread rebirth!!
Any CLP preference updates??
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Old November 25, 2015, 07:35 AM   #39
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http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=1..._Preventatives

WD40 Specialist is what I use for storeage
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Old November 25, 2015, 09:31 AM   #40
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This NRA Gun Care kit consisting of Mil-Comm MC25 cleaner, TW25B grease, and MC2500 oil is my favorite clean & lube system (so far);

http://nraguncare.com/tw25b/three-st...un-care-system
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Old November 25, 2015, 10:28 AM   #41
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I wonder if theses products would work as well and have as much of a following if they were named, for instance:

WeaponShield to Melissa's Delicate Gun Cleaner with Rose Scent.

Balistol to Friendly Pink Kitty Powder Solvent and Gun Lube.

What do you think?

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Old November 25, 2015, 10:30 AM   #42
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Old November 25, 2015, 01:28 PM   #43
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I've been using Strike Hold for the last couple of years.
I consider it more of a CP than CLP, so I use it to clean the gun and don't worry about the cleaned areas being unprotected (as is the case with another favorite, brake cleaner), but I still apply grease or oil to specific friction points.
I did use Break Free for many years, and never had any issues with it.
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Old November 25, 2015, 02:24 PM   #44
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Slip 2000... Works very well, and costs less than the other "wonder lubes"
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Old November 25, 2015, 02:49 PM   #45
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BreakFree was my Go2 everything for more that 30 years. (Most marriages don't last that long)

But in the last years, Mobil-1/FullSynth and/or AMSOIL/FullSyth do it all for everything -- including the P in CLP for BP
(how's that for a little alliteration)?


and a quart lasts a looooooonnngg time.
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Old November 25, 2015, 08:25 PM   #46
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A friend of mine turned me on to break free clp and the long term storage break free and thats all Ive been using since. I like it and it works.
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Old November 26, 2015, 02:13 AM   #47
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I've used Breakfree CLP but think it is too light/thin for use on the rails of some guns. It is a very good rust preventive. I have read of some issues with discoloration on some frames/finishes. I've used Weapon Shield a bit and like it. I bought a high end 1911 from Nighthawk recently and they included a bottle of Gibbs Brand Lubricant which is a CLP. I was pleasantly surprised with it. It both cleans and lubricates well. I don't know how good it is as a rust preventive but for "normal" use, almost any oil based product will suffice.
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Old November 26, 2015, 05:23 AM   #48
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Hoppes and "Gun and Reel oil."
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Old November 26, 2015, 08:13 AM   #49
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I like Weapons Shield, Ballistol, and Frog Lube. Mostly been using Frog Lube the last two years
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Old November 26, 2015, 08:45 AM   #50
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I have a workbench full of various potions but could get along with just two , Shooters Choice choke tube cleaner for a solvent to clean and G96 for lubrication and wipe down
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