p85 care

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by dataz722, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. dataz722

    dataz722 New Member

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    I just got a p85 yesterday and it is bone dry. I am going to clean it up and lube it tonight but was wondering what everyone used. Oil or grease? I would normally use grease on the slide rails but what does everyone else use on theirs? And anything in particular out of the norm that I need to worry about lubing or not lubing.


    Oh, and it is the stainless version if that matters at all.
     
  2. justin626

    justin626 New Member

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    I don't own a P85 but I'd check out Froglube. It permeates the metal when applied properly, is dry when the firearm is cold, and releases when it heats up. I use it on all of mine and it works great. Doesn't collect dirt or lint either.
     
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  3. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    I have found the "Frog" to work well in many situations.

    Froglube supposedly soaks in the metal.

    Can't prove it yet but did find that cleaning the gun after firing a good many rounds was extremely easy.
    Do a search online with froglube soaks in the metal and read the responses.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Here's a good little test on Froglube and heating your weapon before applying.
    You decide if it works.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUlpnJSKEI[/ame]


    How to apply Froglube.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKHwwruKn60[/ame]

    One more.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIuix4Q02JE[/ame]
     
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  5. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    I just got some Frog Lube yesterday.....going to try it out this weekend.....hope all the hype is right.....
     
  6. jrc

    jrc New Member

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    Synthetic grease and oil on all my pistols - Mobile One 5-20 and I think the bearing grease is Valvoline.
     
  7. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Only thing I didn't much care for was in the last video where they guy said once you start using Froglube you should use it only. :confused:
     
  8. dataz722

    dataz722 New Member

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    I just ordered up some frog lube. I spent the majority of the day yesterday reading about it and watching videos and it sounds like a great product.

    Should I do a complete break down or just field strip it for the first application?
     
  9. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Field strip should suffice. If you have a hair dryer heat up the weapon before applying the FL, it makes a difference.
    See video above.
     
  10. PecosBill

    PecosBill New Member

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    I use Brakefree on my P95. Then spray the slide contact areas with teflon shotgun choke lubricant.

    Don't think I need to do all that but gives me peace of mind. This stuff dries "dry" No residue to collect dirt.
     
  11. JaPes

    JaPes New Member

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    I'm a Ballistol convert. I've tried almost everything out there. IMO, Ballistol wins because it's non toxic. The longer I use Ballistol on a firearm, each subsequent cleaning becomes easier.
     
  12. JimThornTX

    JimThornTX New Member

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    I use good old-fashioned Hoppe's #9 on all my firearms. It's been around for over 100 years for a reason. :cool: