Which Lubricants / Preservatives do YOU use...

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by SHOOTER13, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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  2. c01

    c01 New Member

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    I use Ballistol on pretty much everthing. Hickok 45 turned me on to it. It seems to work well. I have been kicking around the idea of Mobil 1 at some point. Just to try. Before that, anything that was a lube.
     

  3. JimA

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    My wife is very sensitive to solvent smells so I have had to adapt to that. I use a product called Gunzilla to clean my guns with and I'm pretty happy with it. It is a plant based clp that works very well without stinking up the house. I know, the smell of Hoppes #9 is like cologne to me too, but it ain't gonna fly at home. :( The Gunzilla is a good lube too. You can wipe it off so it feels dry and it still is slick. I use it on my pocket pistol (Kahr P380) to keep from picking up lint and crud. I also use a tiny bit of Gun Butter on the slides of my pistols.
    I don't do anything special for storage because all my blasters get fondled frequently.:D
     
  4. threetango

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  5. OLDBRASS

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    plain old hoppes gun oil
     
  6. Teddybear

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    Hoppe's and Breakfree has always worked for me
     
  7. grdad45

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    Never had a problem with Break Free.
     
  8. mark1945

    mark1945 New Member

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    Hoppes and Break Free are all I use too.
     
  9. bhale187

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    I was recently introduced to Break Free Bore Cleaning Foam (BCF) and love this stuff, its a miracle worker.

    For oils I've been a long time fan of zero friction and gun shield. I have used gun butter a couple times too, but I've not used it enough to be a convert yet.

    I've heard nothing but the best reviews on frog lube, but no one sells it locally, and I clean with carb cleaner or occasionally brake cleaner which would strip off the frog lube and I hear the best part of frog lube is the continued build up of it is its best quality.
     
  10. bhale187

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    You might try frog lube, I hear it smells like mint.
     
  11. LT2108

    LT2108 Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally I use breakfree CLP !
     
  12. leecabana

    leecabana New Member

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    I use Ballistol long with Slide Glide on a few key areas.
     
  13. jrc

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    Breakfree left white residue on the frame of my P95. Was a pain to get off. Don't care for it personally.

    Clean with Hoppes #9 - synthetic bearing grease on the rails and hammer block, very lightly applied with a small paintbrush and Mobile 1 on everything else.
     
  14. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

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    I use Breakfree CLP , Rem Oil, and Mobil 1,
    CLP only in the bore when stored, with external wipe down using Mobil 1 or Rem Oil.

    Never had a problem .


    Jim
     
  15. protoolman

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    Browning Microfine gun oil. Also used Marbles gun oils in the past. Both seem to do fine.
     
  16. REDTAIL

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    Tried them all over the years,At one time or another. Some Frizzed up my rifles during a cold winter's Deer Hunting. Costing me the shot & the Hunt.? Since then I have tried & used only these two Lub Products & nothing else with great success, Even in the frigid Weather. EEZOX which Lub's, Cleans, Fight's Rust etc. & Any parts that needs any Grease on them,? I use Brian Enos Slide- Guide. both of these products have worked on all of my firearms & fishing Gear etc. And I still say " If it's not Broke,? Why fix it.?" But after reading multiple articles on different Forums about the success of using Mobil 1. I am tempted to give it a try on some of my Hand Guns. :cool: :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  17. colin1230

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    Ballistol is what I use thanks to Hickok45. If it's good enough for his Glock's it's good enough for mine.
     
  18. captaincarl23

    captaincarl23 New Member

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    Militec-1 in guns, cars, motorcycle.
     
  19. Gwgw60

    Gwgw60 New Member

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    Hoppes #9 for bore cleaning, Breakfree CLP for general cleaning, and Mili-Tec for lubrication
     
  20. cicpup

    cicpup New Member

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    Rem Oil until something better comes along.