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Recommnded Gun Lubricants?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by G11354, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    I used to use CLP until I realized it leaves a varnish like residue on your weapons. I use Mobile 1 Motor Oil on everything now. Its mush cheaper than any other gun oil and it works as well as anything else I've tried.

    I don't use grease on anything. It traps carbon, lint, and grit that would otherwise be blown out of the weapon.
  2. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    John Jardine has a special gun grease he makes that you can get off of his website. I have no way of knowing if it is measurably better. I do know John and that he is very detail oriented and that he worked/consulted with scientists to make it. As such, it's what I use outside of CLP and Rem Oil wipes.
  3. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Well-Known Member

  4. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I use FrogLube on my AR and I like it.

    I use Slip 2000 EWL on the rest.

    For some guns it really doesn't matter. I don't think my Glocks probably even actually need any lube, but I still use the Slip 2000.

    Synthetic motor oil is probably a fine choice, but I haven't done it myself.
  5. sansone

    sansone Well-Known Member

    I like thin synthetic motor oil (5w20wt) my truck uses that anyway..
    viscosity & color reminds me of Rem-oil

    edit: got an idea, I'll fill 20 tiny bottles with one quart and sell it like snake oil

    PTMCCAIN member

    Bacon grease.
  7. NYH1

    NYH1 Well-Known Member

    I use FP10.

  8. il.bill

    il.bill Well-Known Member

    I use Lucas Gun Oil for general lube and storage protection, and a 50/50 mix of Lucas and Mobil 1 for cold winter weather lubrication. Hoppes #9 and Kano Kroil work great for clean up after shooting.
  9. fanchisimo

    fanchisimo Well-Known Member

    A few months ago I started using Breakfree CLP, and it works better than the other stuff I have tried. Haven't tried motor oil, though.
  10. doubleh

    doubleh Well-Known Member

    Another Mobil 1 user. If it needs grease it's synthetic wheel bearing grease.
  11. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Mobil 1
  12. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:Not this again!
  13. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    Use whatever oil you want. It's all good.
  14. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    I lubed a gun today with my first production of Ox Snot - the Texas term for Mobil 1 + STP.
    Seemed to cycle pretty slick.

    I have lubed guns with a variety of products labeled for guns and machinery. They all work as long as you keep some on there. A gun does not have an oil pan, oil pump, or oil filter and if it is not on the working surfaces, it isn't anywhere.

    I have so many samples and trial balloons that I doubt I will ever have to buy gun lube again.
  15. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Yup! Even the stuff they sell at the gun store for 5 bucks for 4 oz., which BTW comes out to $160 a gallon.
  16. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    Thankfully I don't think I will buy, let alone use, a gallon of lubricant for my guns in my lifetime.
  17. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Maybe you do not have as large a collection as I have.

  18. 481

    481 Well-Known Member

    Break Free LP.
  19. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Well-Known Member

    50/50 mix of Mobile 1 and Marvels. CLP too.
  20. flatlander937

    flatlander937 Well-Known Member

    I got a bottle of Hoppes oil... mainly for the bottle.

    Going to fill it up with 5W30 Mobil 1 after it runs out(I might just dump it out... it is very very thin and seems to "dry up" quickly, though I've had no actual issues yet).

    I have found that regular old 75-90 gear oil(Valvoline non-synthetic) works REALLY well for wiping onto the finish of my pistols, then wiping off/buffing. It keeps the surface slick for a good while, and doesn't come off in your hands once it's wiped off. People say they can't stand gear oil, it doesn't bother me but even still you use so little that it's hardly noticeable while cleaning, and unless you smell your gun you'd never smell it once it's wiped on and off.

    edit: I do use Break Free CLP though, my wife HATES the smell of Hoppes cleaner, so I've been using it. For my 91/30 and 22/45, I use just the CLP, my 1911 and CM9 get wiped clean with it, but then apply drops of oil where needed.

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