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Old January 28, 2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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Breakfree CLP Rust Prevention & Lubrication Question

Is Breakfree CLP by itself enough protection from internal and external pitting and rust prevention?

Is Breakfree CLP enough as a lubrication for a shotgun's moving parts?

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Old January 28, 2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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C:cleaner
L: lubricant
P: protector
There are better products for each of these specific needs but CLP is a decent compromise for someone who can only have one little bottle in their cleaning kit.
I use it for lube and wipedown but use Hoppe's and/or Kroil for bore cleaning and carbon fouling removal.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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As a rust preventative, the only product that performed better was Eezox.
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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What Mobuck said. Very good lube, IMHO. As a rust protectant only for short term storage in humid conditions.
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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Rifleman, I respectfully disagree that CLP is less effective for long-term use. Please see these results of a test of rust preventatives:

http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html
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Old January 28, 2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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I went from RemOil to Breakfree CLP. If I want to try Ezzox on one of my firearms must I strip what I already put on there or can I just use it on top of what I already used?

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Old January 28, 2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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Been using CLP for a year now with no problems. All guns get cleaned quartely, shot or not.
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Old January 28, 2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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Mobuck. This is what I like to hear.
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Old January 28, 2013, 11:58 AM   #9
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Sorry. Mukwah this good to know.

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Old January 28, 2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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I'll be the broken record; CLP works pretty well all around. I shoot all of my guns regularly and use CLP almost exclusively. My dad's gun collection never gets used. They only get touched by me for the most part when I go over annually to wipe them down. Again... just CLP. Haven't had a problem for going on 5 years.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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Brownells did this test... WD-40 beat most rust preventatives... no kidding!

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=1..._Preventatives
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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Wow. I'm sure there are a lot of lubricants that will work, but I would pick something that has been tested with firearms in use for other reasons as well. bonding materials, Heat, powders, copper, lead etc... etc...
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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Well I can give this story about CLP. In 2007 my house caught on fire. It was winter so it was closed up very tight. The fire smoldered inside, and raised the temp inside enough to melt plastics at the other end of the house. I came home and smelled and saw what was happening. I called the fire dept. by the time they got there it was burning thru to the soffit and about to burst over as it was starting to pull in air. They put it out. I was able to salvage from the house a large chilli pot full of stuff in drawers, but it was all smoke damaged. Silver coins, medals and what not. I was also able to salvage 3 guns, two inside halfway melted gun sacks, and one in a halfway melted nylon holster. I had to replace the grips on the .357 smith. It was stained where the smoke had got to it. The other guns were very stinky. They had been treated with CLP. I cleaned them the next day with CLP. Smoke makes everything rust really really really bad. I still use the 1894c Marlin in .357. I sold the Remington 1100, and traded the .357 smith plus boot on my Ruger Scout. I was impressed at how well it worked to clean and protect my guns thru what had to be a horrible enviroment. I still use it today and I will continue to use it. I never got any rust on any of my guns. So thats all I got to say about it.
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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That's some test! As an ex-New York firefighter I can relate. I guess the military is using it for good reason.

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Old January 28, 2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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Although I have been a break free fan for many years with good results, I recently converted to the non petroleum base Frog Lube for most of my guns. I am very happy with Frog Lube. However, when it comes to some of my VERY expensive trap guns I still use a hinge grease on friction points. I would not trust only break free alone as a sufficient lube when you are cracking your o/u sometimes 1000 times in a match.
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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I use Kroil for short term (year or two) storage. I use Mobil red full synthetic grease for long term storage.
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Old January 28, 2013, 09:52 PM   #18
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Dan, that is what WD-40 was designed to do. "Water displacement 40th attempt" is some good stuff.
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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I want to keep it simple. I was using Hoppes products for 40 years and recently tried RemOil, because it came with our new 870P's. I am now going to try Breakfree CLP on the 870P's.

On trap and Skeet there is a lot of immediate punishment for sure.

An engineer recently told me the following, which I am going to try on my trap and skeet shotguns:

MPro carbon/residue removal ...boltface, bore

Eezox same as above... excellent rust preventive... internal
parts..bore..external

Ballistol... same as Eezox...

Gun Scrubber general degreaser

Tungsten/Moly oil firearm actions.... parts that must move rapidly...not rifle bolts

Tungsten/Moly grease protect parts that are subject to heavy load and turning forces.... bolt recoil lugs
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:50 PM   #20
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I've used them all and will tell you the Rem oil is in the cabinet, wd-40 is in the garage, ando have gone through gallons of CLP over the years.

Edit: I shoot often and never storeanything long term, but if I did I would not rely on any of the 3 mentioned.
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:53 PM   #21
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I am hoping for the same. It would be a lot easier.
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Old January 29, 2013, 08:30 AM   #22
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For long term storage I use lanolin. It also k.own as cosmoline. While it is a pain in the but to get it off I have guns that show no rust after years of storage.

For cleaning M-Pro7 gun cleaner works well for me. For oil I use whatever I hq e on hand. Most times it is plain old gun oil. I clean and oil my guns that get used monthly. Carry guns get wiped and lightly oiled weekly.
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Old January 29, 2013, 10:59 AM   #23
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I heard many times that M-Pro7 is good. Isn't that made by Hoppes? Is that their newer product? Is it a CLP product?
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Old January 29, 2013, 11:06 AM   #24
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As a rust preventative, the only product that performed better was Eezox.
Agreed and for long term storage RIG grease.
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Old January 29, 2013, 11:14 AM   #25
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DON P better than what the M-Pro7 or Breakfree CLP?
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