Eezox as a lubricant?


PDA






PILMAN
February 12, 2007, 01:02 PM
Can Eezox be used as a lubricant? I've heard some mixed reviews on the forums, some are saying it's not a good lubricant at all. I used the stuff on the outside finish on my slide and it seems to be ok, it's also prevented moisture from appearing on my gun.

The only problem is being a dry lube, i'm curious if this could hurt my gun? Also can this be used to clean the bore? Thanks

If you enjoyed reading about "Eezox as a lubricant?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Ala Dan
February 12, 2007, 01:08 PM
Its probably OK, but I use it in conjunction with Break Free C-L-P. I know
for a fact that Break Free can be used as a cleaner, and lubricant; as I
use it all of the time, even on my Les Baer TRS 1911.;) :cool: :D

PILMAN
February 12, 2007, 01:14 PM
Yea, same here it's one of those all in 3 cleaners but I always hear mixed reviews if they can truely be used to be a protectant, a lubricant, and a cleaner. Some people are claiming the Eezox stuff is better to protect against rust rather than a lubricant. The sales guy told me I should take down my gun (USP) and clean off my gun using Eezox to get rid of the other solvents then use it as a lube. I was just a little concerned about it being a dry lube, makes me feel a bit uneasy but I was just curious if others had experience using it.

kymarkh
February 12, 2007, 01:18 PM
I have had mixed results with eezox as a lube. I like using it as a cleaner/lube/rust preventative for all of my rimfires, but use it as a cleaner/rust preventative only for blued centerfires. I found that it was not enough lube to keep my tightly-fitted 1911 running for more than 50 to 100 rounds at a time before I would have problems. That same 1911 has never bobbled with Break Free or any other lube, including Slide Glide, etc. Of course your results may vary.

PILMAN
February 12, 2007, 01:21 PM
Hmm, I wonder how it would affect an H&K USP then.. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try? It is a combat pistol after all.

Bentonville
February 12, 2007, 01:23 PM
I use it for my HKs and it is great. It dries yet still retains enough lube to be effective. The Hk pistols don't need to be dripping with lube anyway. Just my opinion and experience.

Roccobro
February 12, 2007, 06:38 PM
I read from their website last night asking the same thing. The directions (which must be followed! they said) was to strip the gun completely of oils and grease. Apply Eezox in a .050" layer inside and out (wood safe) and then wipe off excess. When shot and gets warm, it bonds to the metal "better". Too thick a pool, and it gets tacky when dried. Clean gun with product and each time cleaning will be easier. Sounds nice enough.

I bought a bottle on flea-bay this morning to try out. I do adore my Breakfree CLP though. I don't mind applying minute amounts of lube to be sure no damage to moving parts will occur.

Justin

GLOCK19XDSC
February 12, 2007, 07:46 PM
I used it on my Glock and on my P3AT before I went to the range this past weekend, and used it on my Marlin 60 before the last time I took that to the range. 250 rounds through the Marlin, 250 thru the Glock, and 50 through the P3AT with no problems. They all seemed fine to me during shooting and afterwards. I cleaned the P3AT and Glock after shooting, but haven't cleaned the Marlin yet and probably won't until after a few more outings.

With that said, I still think it's too early to tell but will keep using it until a problem comes up. Seems no worse than CLP, which is what I used before. I like it so far.

SIRVEYR666
February 12, 2007, 08:37 PM
Can Eezox be used as a lubricant?

:confused: No...they are used to make copies! Sometimes they run out of toner.:neener:

usp9
February 12, 2007, 10:18 PM
I use two dry lubes...Eezox and Mil Tec. The Eezox has great storage/ rust prevention qualities too. On my little carry guns I use Eezox as a dry lube and it works fine. I'm not going to shoot 500 rounds though. It works especially well for small pocket guns that you don't want dripping oil and ruining slacks. Works great on my Seecamp.

Mil tec goes on my range guns, but in all honesty I use a little wet lube too when I'm shooting the larger calibers and more than a handful of ammo.

Yo
February 13, 2007, 02:34 AM
Eezox is a truly outstanding anti-corrosion element (one of the few that will actually displace water).

Link: http://www.6mmBR.com/corrosiontest.html

Average lube at best. I prefer grease on the rails of a 1911 or Sig and Prolix Xtra-T pure lube on the contact points of a Glock.

Glockfan77
June 27, 2010, 10:37 PM
I have used Eezox in the past and it truly is a good quality oil for storage and lubrication. But, that is my opinion. I also use CLP on my Glocks and Eezox on all the rest. CLP is what they use at Glock on their factory weapons. If it is good enough for them it is good enough for me.
Like I said that is my opinion.

Roccobro
June 28, 2010, 03:21 AM
February 13, 2007, 01:34 AM

3 years and 3 months later. I've waited a long time for your reply.

Welcome to The High Road GlockFan! :D

Justin

Glockfan77
July 17, 2010, 01:18 PM
Yeah, I am a big fan of Eezox and will always be. I do however, like Break Free CLP and I have been hearing about another brand of oil - Ballistol. Has anyone else ever used this stuff? I have heard really good things about from some of the Youtube posters.

I hope everyone is doing well out there!

Glockfan77
July 17, 2010, 02:51 PM
Oh, by the way, thank you Roccobro for the Welcome.

benEzra
July 17, 2010, 07:34 PM
It's advertised as a lubricant as well as a preservative, but I poked around their website and couldn't find whether it has any ZDDP type wear inhibitors or not (which is kind of important because it's the additive pack, not the oil itself, that prevents a lot of wear and galling in a firearm environment). All I see is 1,1,1-trichloroethylene (use this sparingly indoors unless you have good air circulation) as a carrier, and synthetic esters (kind of like a synthetic motor oil, except the Eezox appears to use longer-chain molecules to make it more waxy). But at least with Mobil 1, you know you also have wear inhibitors; I can't find that info for Eezox anywhere on the 'net.

http://www.eezox.info/msds.html

Having said that, by all accounts Eezox is a remarkably good corrosion inhibitor, which seems to be the primary reason most people use it.

In my opinion, the Ultimate Source of Ultimate Knowledge as it relates to lubricants is the BITOG forum, and they have a thread on Eezox vs. Weapon Shield here:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1302580

Some comments from over there:

Eezox is a fantastic rust preventer, decent cleaner, and an OK lube. It is a diester based lube that forms a wax like coating after the solvent evaporates. I used to use it some and liked it overall except for the STRONG fumes that come from the solvent. I still use it on some safe queens.

WS is a much better lube and cleaner. The results of informal "tests" on line have shown it to be a good rust fighter as well.

The biggest thing about WS is the ease of cleaning from its use. The more you use it, the easier cleaning becomes. Junk just doesn't stick and guns seem to get less dirty in the first place.

Has a nice cinnamon smell and contains NO solvents. It's about all I use now for my shooters.
Eezox for safe queens and WS for firearms used weekly/monthly.

For long term storage I think Eezox is tops. I do not like its lube properties.

If you have these two in your tool bag along with a bottle of Ed's Red, you are good to go IMHO.

Manco
July 17, 2010, 09:22 PM
In my opinion, the Ultimate Source of Ultimate Knowledge as it relates to lubricants is the BITOG forum, and they have a thread on Eezox vs. Weapon Shield here:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1302580

I can vouch for the properties of Weapon Shield. It's a decent day-to-day cleaner on its own, and although it won't do deep cleaning or lead and copper removal, after you use it for a while it does seem to cut down on fouling of all types (it's also pretty good at removing rust). As a lube, it's as good as any I've tried, and as a corrosion inhibitor it is well above average, though not nearly at the level of Eezox. However, according my own tests on old steel tools, Weapon Shield Grease seems to be at least in the same class as Eezox regarding protection (significantly better than Weapon Shield CLP), and it's a great lube in addition.

Sheol
July 19, 2010, 02:36 AM
BLUE WONDER makes two exceptional products that I use routinely and prefer over other products. The first product is "Disotec XFR Extreme Friction Reduction lubricant" which leaves behind a protective film that helps prevent corrosion and won’t attract dust, grit, sand, or powder residue. The second product is "Armadillo" advanced polymer protectant that leaves a dry, hard, long-lasting protective film that won’t rub off. It is great at sealing out moisture and reduces friction on slides, bolts, magazines, and other high-stress moving parts. It replaces traditional oils and greases that attract dirt, dust, and powder residue. A little of this stuff goes a long way. Once you've used these products, you'll probably not go back to anything else. BLUE WONDER makes other fine products (e.g. "Fast Blast") that you might want to check out. They sell direct to the public or through commercial outlets like Brownells, etc..

If you enjoyed reading about "Eezox as a lubricant?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!