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Old October 9, 2014, 02:08 AM   #76
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Is there a plausible explanation why Ballistol, Hoppe's oil w/ moistureguard, and Corrosion X all show greater friction/drag force than the dry, no lube sample? Very bizarre
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Old October 12, 2014, 08:09 AM   #77
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I've been using froglube for the past couple years and have been very pleased with how well it performs. There are so many negative threads on it in this forum that I have second guessed myself many times, so I was glad to see this post.

Thank you for this outstanding evaluation.

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Old October 15, 2014, 04:32 AM   #78
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Thank you DIY_guy. Your results are going to reclaim a lot of shelf space in my gun cleaning area.
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Old October 20, 2014, 11:35 AM   #79
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Thank you, Mr. DIY_guy!
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Old November 10, 2014, 11:53 PM   #80
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Amazing resolve to follow through with this test. The results are undeniable and has really made me think about the guns in my safe that I don't use that often. I need to get the silicone socks on my guns that don't get used very often. That of course would be after a good cleaning with Frog Lube.
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Old November 11, 2014, 02:42 AM   #81
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Thank you for the amazing write up. My first exposure to this type of testing was through google searching and I found this thread on arf: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_7/502...s_.html&page=1

Based on that test and good reviews I've been using eezox and I was disappointed that It didn't do as well in your testing. Although after glancing at the other thread, I don't think they included any of your top 3 in their test.

It appears now that I'll change my system to eezox for cleaning followed by Hornady for lube and protection. Thanks again.
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Old November 11, 2014, 06:20 AM   #82
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I always believed my Hornady One-Shot to be an effective cleaner/dry lube, but was secretly worried that nothing that easy to use could be the best solution. Now I KNOW it's awesome!

Thank you for your efforts in bringing this test to light!
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Old December 13, 2014, 09:13 PM   #83
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As someone who has been searching for an evaluation like this... Wow. I want to say that you've really done a fantastic job. I did have one question though. With Frog Lube, I think it says that with repeated application, it works better and better. I can't remember exactly what I remember reading, so I think it best to leave at a paraphrase. So I wondered if you would be doing any kind of re-evaluation in the near future, perhaps using your top three contenders? And to keep everything square, do three to five applications of each product. Just my two cents. But again, I would like to commend you. I was very happy to read the thread.

By the way, I'm a police officer and plan to take your results into account when selecting our departments new lubricant of choice. I will be doing some range tests as well, of course. I just wouldn't feel right if I didn't test it for myself.
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Old December 20, 2014, 06:27 PM   #84
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DIY_guy, did you heat the metal as per the instructions for Froglube? I wonder how much difference it makes especially on the friction, and corrosion tests?
It would have to be done for all the products though to be fair. The heat will allow the products to penetrate deeper into the metal surface at least that's the theory for Froglube it may apply to the others as well.

Well executed test, look forward to more of them when and if you can afford time and resources.
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Old December 20, 2014, 06:54 PM   #85
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DIY_guy, did you heat the metal as per the instructions for Froglube? I wonder how much difference it makes especially on the friction, and corrosion tests?
It would have to be done for all the products though to be fair. The heat will allow the products to penetrate deeper into the metal surface at least that's the theory for Froglube it may apply to the others as well.

Well executed test, look forward to more of them when and if you can afford time and resources.
I think a fair comparison would be to apply all of the products per their individual instructions. There may be some advantages (such as heating the metal) that may make the products perform better, but that is a burden of the manufacturer to determine. If their instructions don't recommend a particular process to apply the product, then it should be assumed that their instructions are using the optimal method.

So, for me at least, the question would be whether all the products were applied per the manufacturer's instructions.

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Old April 7, 2016, 10:29 PM   #86
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gun care products(metal parts)

I've been using for years sewing machine oil on my firearms.
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