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Old June 25, 2012, 08:38 PM   #26
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Crash box,
I find Ed's Red takes time to "dry"/get the excess off.
Does the Lucas Oil Stabilizer make it more so?
I would say yes, as it adds a slight amount of viscosity. The mixture I concocted (I call it "Alex's Amber" ) seems pretty tenacious. Incidentally, the Lucas will not go into solution with the rest of the stuff unless the MEK is added.

I opted for MEK as I wanted something a little less volatile than acetone. Even though MEK is more expensive and not as easy to find, I just *had* to have it.

It works well for me.
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Old June 25, 2012, 09:24 PM   #27
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Hoppe's no.9
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Old June 25, 2012, 09:57 PM   #28
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My gun butler and bearer comes in every Monday to clean the Purdeys and Westley Richards and all that, never uses anything but Hoppe's No. 9, cotton patches, and the usual brushes and swabs, and a little Singer oil when done.
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Old June 26, 2012, 09:39 AM   #29
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M-Pro 7 and Breakfree CLP on the bench.

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Old June 26, 2012, 12:37 PM   #30
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Brake cleaner
Hoppe's #9

It is an internet old wives tale that WD-40 gums anything up.
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Old June 26, 2012, 08:38 PM   #31
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I must say I never considered using WD-40 on a gun, but after a little research I see that in some cases it can be quite useful. Good to know.
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Old June 26, 2012, 11:36 PM   #32
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I thought for sure there was going to be a big outcry telling me how stupid it was to use WD40. But I could never see why it wouldn't be any good for the gun. Loosens dirt, melts cosmoline, displaces water, readily available in so many stores and you can buy it in those big 1 gal cans.

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Old June 27, 2012, 07:53 PM   #33
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Ballistoil. Good to see some others here using it also. It seems to work well.
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Old June 27, 2012, 09:11 PM   #34
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FrogLube user here. I like the simplicity of an all in one, plus it smells better than CLP. Used to use CLP, can't say froglube is any better or worse than CLP + FP10 or TWb-25 for lube. But it works and did I mention it smells nice?
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Old June 27, 2012, 09:49 PM   #35
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Ballistol, Kroil, and surplus GI CLP when I can find it. But mostly Ballistol these days.
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Old June 28, 2012, 09:09 AM   #36
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What ever happened to Tri-Flow? I still use it for small mechanisms in machinery, but the G-96 is still better for rifle's and pistols.
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