gun lubricant

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by tjvr, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. tjvr

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    PROLIX

    anyone use this--works welll on glocks
     
  2. Maddoxgl

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    Yes. I use it for a final pass through after removal of copper and fouling. Use the Prolix "oil" diluted a bit with a spray of the regular Polix- patch through the bore and store.

    Wipe barrels and stocks with a large patch with a semi-wet patch. Cleans and shines eveything. Be careful not to use too much. No problems, just easy to overdo.

    Hope this helps.
     

  3. cobra-viper

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    Castrol 20W50













    Seriously.
     
  4. SELFDEFENSE

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    Plain old lowly Breakfree.
    Tops in rust prevention.
     
  5. Syntax360

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    Actually, Eezox is generally considered "tops in rust protection". CLP usually doesn't fair as well as a lot of other products on the market. I'll see if I can't dig up links to a few tests tomorrow and report back. (why I don't bookmark this stuff is beyond me).

    I personally go for Militec-1 or Eezox, depending on the climate and season.
     
  6. SELFDEFENSE

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  7. Syntax360

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    One good one I was looking for seems to have been swept away by sigforum, but google still has cache...

    This should work for awhile

    There was a pretty good series of tests over at Sigforum by a few members, some more scientific than others. However, it seems that forum has since done some housekeeping and I can't find them :oops:. CLP never performed poorly, but usually did show signs of rust when Eezox and Boeshield held up. I always find it funny that WD40 does a pretty good job, too.

    I'm starting to think we need to do our own Steyrclub gun-lube "shootout".... :twisted:

    Now back on topic...

    Prolix seems to be popular in the glock community. Here is something I found that compares Prolix to CLP, RemOil, and a few others. It seems Prolix didn't come out on top, and considering one can get RemOil or CLP at Walmart, I'd be inclined to just go that route if I didn't have other choices.
     
  8. Seven

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    I've become a big fan of...

    ...Militec-1 over the last year or so, myself. I have applied it, using the heat-treatment (hairdryer), and it really does seem to lube better than any of the other items available in most stores. I tend to 'baby' all my guns (always have - and it's worked for the 40 or so years I've owned), giving a good cleaning after use, et cetera, so perhaps any decent product would hold up.

    Only real problems I've run into has been with WD-40, which back in the 70's we thought was the best...not great for long-term storage, as I discovered when I had a couple put away for a few years in the early 80's. They just dried up, and I had a couple minor surface rust spots I needed to deal with.

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  9. mugdava

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    Re: I've become a big fan of...

    Hey Seven!

    Me too! I've only been using Militec for about four months or so, but I couldn't be happier w/ the product. I doubt I'll use anything else on my firearms other than Militec, Eezox, and M-PRO 7 Bore Gel.

    M-PRO 7 Bore Gel cleans when Hoppes or other products just don't cut the mustard.

    Militec penetrates metallic surfaces to lubricate even when wiped completely off. I was turned on to Militec by a Marine(Josh) who had served in Iraq.

    Eezox, a local product(Solvang), is tops against rust, but it smells pretty bad(IMO)!
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  10. Syntax360

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    You're crazy - Eezox smells awesome! The smell of Militec-1 and Eezox are my favorites. Eezox smells kinda bad when you first apply it, but when it dries it's awsome :twisted:.
     
  11. mugdava

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    Hey Syntax!

    Yes, my sanity may be an issue for debate, but out of the bottle Eezox wreaks. :shock: You're right it smells much better dry! :wink:
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  12. ThaiBoxer

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    I've switched to Mobile1 synthetic 20w50 for lubrication in guns.

    CorrosionX for rust prevention. Was not tested in that Gun Zone trial, has been tested in others and performs top 1 or 2 in all that I've seen. It works fine for lube also.

    Ben
     
  13. SELFDEFENSE

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    "I love the smell of Break Free in the morning"
     
  14. babj615

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    +1

    8)
     
  15. nixon

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    I second SELFDEFENSE. I use breakfree CLP since it came out both for lubrication and as a bore cleaner. It works believe me. Less fouling and wear on the barrel because it coats the bore after a while and lets the bullet just slide. Hey self d. I remember that line "I love the smell of napalm (bomb) in the morning" - Apocalypse now movie ha ?

    nixon,
     
  16. SELFDEFENSE

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    Lieutenant Colonel William Kilgore (Robert Duvall) 1st Air Cav
    Air mobile, son.
    Surf's up.
     
  17. nixon

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    Self D,
    Damn right. That's the very same exact line come to think of it. You must have loved this movie ha ha !
     
  18. SELFDEFENSE

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    I have a copy of the Redux version with the bad scenes they cut out in the original version.