I'm gonna try FP-10


May 8, 2004, 08:40 AM
I decided to try out FP-10 and just got the bottle in the mail. Should I use a degreaser to get all the old Break-Free out of my test guns before hand or would whiping them down with a dry rag be good enough? I suppose it wouldn't take long to get all the Break-Free out. I just hate degreasing because I'm worried I'll miss a spot when oil up again, although, I generally clean often enough that if a spot got missed, it wouldn't be dry for long. Thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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May 8, 2004, 09:11 AM
Wiping with a dry rag should be enough. FP-10 will displace a lot of other lubes. In the bore, however, you should start with as clean of a surface as possible to get the most of FP-10's benefit for reducing further fouling.

May 8, 2004, 09:32 AM
Maybe I'll run some patches with alchohol through the barrel then.

May 8, 2004, 10:49 AM
I love my FP-10!

It smells like cinnamon and makes my guns sound soooooooo good!

It's thick, but not too thick. It's thin, but not too thin.

I love my FP-10!!!!

May 8, 2004, 11:13 AM
I like FP-10 but I love Poly Pro-Tek better.

May 8, 2004, 11:36 AM
I just ordered a 16oz bottle of FP10 from Olympic, let us know how it goes!

May 8, 2004, 03:23 PM
i been using fp-10 for a little over a year now. i only have one complaint in that over time (several months) it tends to dry somewhat. its awesome as a cleaner and if you use it on your bore particularly if it sees alot of lead you will find less lead and quicker clean up with it.

R.H. Lee
May 8, 2004, 03:48 PM
I've been using Mobil 1 for awhile now, and I like it. Heavy enough to stay put, doesn't dry out, and keeps the fouling is suspension. It is cheap and a little goes a long way.


May 8, 2004, 10:05 PM
FP-10 works well for me. I run a saturated patch thru the barrel and set it aside while I clean the rest of the pistol. Unless there is substantial buildup I forego the spray cleaner. After removing crud on the frame and slide with an FP-10 rag or q-tip, I return to the barrel. If it's especially dirty I use a brush, if not just a series of saturated patches. The first use of FP-10 takes the longest, as it gets under all of the buildup and "floats" it up for removal. Subsequent cleanings are faster and easier. During and after reassembly I apply it liberally to movement areas and work it into finished areas with an old toothbrush. So far FP-10 has caused no problems with wooden or rubber grips. It cleans great and really slicks 'em up.

May 8, 2004, 10:44 PM
I've used fp10 for about 6 months and it seems to improve the action of
most autoloaders, my ruger mark 2 has been the most noticable, cycles faster.
Overall got to give it a thumbs up.

May 8, 2004, 10:53 PM
A buddy of mine who shoots competition pistols, told me of FP-10.
After a trial period, I am hooked. No more grease on rails for me.
FP-10 is the stuff :D

May 8, 2004, 10:55 PM
I have been using FP10 for 2 years now. Its a great CLP. Its thick and it stays put, but your slides feel like they are on ball bearings when you rack them.

I have two 16oz. bottles!

Duke of Lawnchair
May 9, 2004, 01:41 AM
I'm an intermittent FP10 user.

The following lubes that are in my regiment are:
Breakfree CLP
MPro7 lubricant
Firepower FP10

When I'm cleaning a firearm, I usually grab the bottle that's closest to me.

They all lubricate about the same for me, though I'll have to give the nod to Militec-1 and FP10. Their perceived "lubricity" seems to be more than the MPro7 and Breakfree.

As to whether or not you should degrease, I'd recommend against it. Whatever lubricant you were using before might've worked it's way into the metal. Keep it that way and just apply the new stuff after you thoroughly wipe it down.

One thing's for sure, I LOVE the smell of FP10, it smells like cinnamon.


May 9, 2004, 10:25 AM
I use FP-10 a lot. It works great and I doo see less fouling and easier cleaning of my bore with it's use.

To me it smells like root beer. Maybe with a hint of cinnamon too :)

May 9, 2004, 02:04 PM
I've used FP-10 in my 1911 now for 2yrs at IPSC matches, winter & summer, never had a problem.


May 9, 2004, 07:05 PM
When I bought my TLE a few months ago, I vowed to stick to Kimber's suggested use of FP-10 for all my lubing needs. I still use regular bore cleaners like Hoppe's and Shooter's Choice (which is also an FP-10 product) but all other surfaces get FP-10. I don't clean between every outing and so far so good. The most I have shot without a cleaning or re-lube to date is ~500 rounds. Could've probably shot another 500 easy.

Seems to be good stuff.


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