View Full Version : Is REM OIL GOOD STUFF

September 11, 2005, 11:14 PM
I recently bought a XD9mm and shot 200rds through it and was wanting to know if Rem Oil is good for it? Does it need to be wiped up after its sprayed on the pistol? How much should I use and where should I avoid spraying it?
Also my XD9mm came with a short bristle brush where should I use it on the pistol and will it scratch or hurt any parts I use it on?

September 12, 2005, 12:58 AM
I've used Rem-oil for a couple years now and it has always worked fine for me. I lightly lube my guns (inside and out). I use it on all contact areas between the frane and slide and also on the barrel contact points where it rubs against the slide. I make sure to keep it clear of the the trigger because I have been told it can gun up the trigger action. As far as the brush that is sent with the XD9, I don't use it, I use the copper brush in my cleaning kit.

September 12, 2005, 06:44 AM
I've been using it the past couple of months with good results. I clean after every range visit. Lately I just run a patch with rem oil thru all the bores and chambers, Go over the Stainless with a kleenbore lead removing cloth, and I'm done. On the auto I spray the linkage and rails, but not all the time. Only as needed. It seems to be good stuff. I haven't tried break free yet, but this stuff seems lighter.

September 12, 2005, 07:23 AM
Rem Oil is extremely thin and will run out of where you put it. Supposedly the teflon in it takes care of this, but I want an oil that stays where I put it. Oil that stays where you put it guarantees lubrication where you want it and keeps the oil out of places where it should not be.

I think Rem Oil is one of the poorest gun lubricants on the market.

September 12, 2005, 07:39 AM
Try FP10.

Davy Jones
September 12, 2005, 07:45 AM
I like Breakfree CLP, works great!

September 12, 2005, 07:56 AM
I have used rem-oil and it is alright stuff but recently I have switched over to EEZOX you talking about a good gun lubricant this is the stuff you need to try. I used it on all my shotguns, my AR, and my glock. The stuff is great check out the web site:www.eezox.com (http://www.eezox.com) :)

September 12, 2005, 08:08 AM
I've used Rem oil on my firearms for years and it has always worked fine for me. Haven't tried it out of the spray can yet though. Just bought an Armalite M15 carbine and am using it on it. If it keeps it lubricated, it will suit me just fine. This is my first expierience with an AR 15 type weapon and everyone says you need to keep them well lubricated, so when I can afford some more ammo, I'll be able to really put the Rem oil to the test. I'll let you know down the road.

September 12, 2005, 09:06 AM
Rem Oil is good stuff; I use it along with Breakfree CPL, Hoopes, and several others. However, I remember reading a TFL post some time ago that indicated the Rem Oil had received superior rust inhibitor ratings in some type of investigation. I no longer remember the details, but I was impressed with that information.

Fish Head
September 12, 2005, 12:43 PM
I use rem oil on all my guns (revolvers, 1911's, shotguns, and rifles including my AR. However, I prefer SLIP 2000 on the 1911's and the AR. Does anyone else have any experience with it, good or bad? I think it coats the semi-autos better and stays put better on these guns especially when I go to the range and shoot several hundred rounds at once. With the Rem oil I usually try to relube occasionally while shooting if more than a hundred rounds or so. I don't have to do that with the SLIP 2000.


September 12, 2005, 12:53 PM
I use Rem-Oil on the outside of guns for the "wipe down". Nice and light!

Inside of guns, I like FP-10.

September 12, 2005, 12:54 PM
I only use RemOil for removing surface rust from firearms. I've found the stuff to be inferior to just about every lubricant available. I believe it's reconstituted sewing machine oil, with a mineral oil base.

Te Anau
September 12, 2005, 12:54 PM
RemOil is good stuff,but I usually use a full synthetic motor oil in the 5w30 range.Its hard to beat that.

September 12, 2005, 12:56 PM
I am a gun oil, lube, cleaner nut, and have just about every brand ever made, truth is most work fine if you use them according to the directions. I liked Rem-oil in the spray can for a final wipe down of the outside surfaces of a gun, EEZOX and break free and Slip2000 are good too. Slip2000, which I have recently been using, is a lot thicker and the oil stays wet rather then becoming dry after the carrier evaporates like Rem-oil. Most of the top brands are very good products and good enough for 99% of a shooters needs, unless you are a special competition shooter or have unusual weather conditions.

September 12, 2005, 09:47 PM
Can you use the brush that the XD comes with down the barrel or is it for the outside only? Haven't had a chance to get one of those BoreSnakes yet what are some other options that work well?

September 19, 2005, 07:03 PM
I think that remoil is ok, it will work for 99% of the guns in service out there.
Teflon is a good adative I use drylube somtimes it seems ok to.
But if u want better there are super synthetics out there....

September 19, 2005, 07:35 PM
Rem Oil collects dirt to easy for my tastes.

September 19, 2005, 09:29 PM
I use rem-oil for the most part, but every now and then I just spray down my guns with Seafoam deep clean spray, then just wipe it down.

September 19, 2005, 09:35 PM
I've used Rem Oil on my guns for a long time and it has done a good job at preventing rust. I also like using a light coat of it in my barrels after cleaning them especially because it is so light and doesn't seem to collect too much fowling. In the last year, especially after spending time on TFL and reading about other people's preferences, I have started using CLP on the inside and moving parts of my guns and it seems to stay in place noticeably longer where as the Rem Oil kind of "disappears".

September 19, 2005, 09:36 PM
I remember an article about Rem Oil many years ago. It was one of the few oils that they tested that worked extremely well in extremely cold conditons. I mean like 20 to 30 below.
The other oils would gum up and slow the actions down.
Most people don't operate weapons in those condition, just thought I'd mention it.
If I remember right, most manufactures recommend only a very light coat of oil anyway.
I don't think the lubrication points are any better than other oils, but the fact that it "dries" on the weapon makes it a good choice in the fact that dirt and lint doesn't stick to it so readily. :)

September 19, 2005, 09:38 PM
I like to use rem oil to clean after using cleaner with
ammonia. When rem oil bottles are empty they are good
for bore cleaner. You don't have to worry about knocking
it over and spilling it.

September 19, 2005, 10:36 PM
MobilONE 5w-30 full synthetic here, with a bit of Tetra grease thrown in for slide rails and such.

Greg Bell
September 19, 2005, 10:39 PM
Rem-Oil is quite good. I have ~30,000 rounds through one of my P7M8s (new barrel and other bits at ~25,000) and it has never failed me. Good stuff that is reasonably priced and readily available. I have toyed with break-free, hoppes, etc. I always go back to Rem-oil.


September 19, 2005, 11:43 PM
Using motor oil doesn't cause a problem with gumming up does it? I would would probably stick to a gun oil unless someone showed me the advantages to motor oil, and seen that it wouldn't hurt it.
Thats interesting to know that in a pinch it can be used. :)

September 19, 2005, 11:49 PM
I have been using MobilOne for a couple years now, and it is the best oil Ive found, and Ive tried a lot. No gumming, sticks and flows well, and its cheap.

September 20, 2005, 06:01 AM
Per lilisdad, Mobil 1 is 100% synthetic and will protect and flow at temp extremes much greater than most so-called "gun" oils. Lots of people, including some of the best gunsmiths in the U.S., use Mobil 1. It's not a "use-in-a-pinch" lubricant, but a "use if you're smart enough" lubricant. ;)

September 20, 2005, 07:20 AM
Noticed Mobil 1 being used by a local gunsmith. When asked, he mentioned that if it is being used by costly muscle-cars to lubricate where extreme temperatures are involved with reducing as little wear as possible; this is the oil for pistols. Oil companies will not mention the other uses since they are after the larger consumption: 6 1/2 qts for my son's GTO, compared to using eye-dropper amounts on guns.
P.S. Thank goodness, no one mentioned, WD-40..OOPS, don't want to start that war again...