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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GriNgOboNeZ, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. GriNgOboNeZ

    GriNgOboNeZ Member

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    I am curious what u guys recommend for lubing the outside of the gun that wont affect wood stocks so I can just spray and wipe the whole thing without worrying about discoloration.
     
  2. briansmithwins

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    I don't like spray oil as it gets everywhere and you're paying for propellant.

    CLP comes in spray and liquid. For general use it's hard to beat, just don't soak the wood with it.

    BSW
     
  3. GriNgOboNeZ

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    I bought a sheepskin cloth and am debating whether to use an oil or silicone based lube
     
  4. DM~

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    Here's another vote for CLP.

    DM
     
  5. Art Eatman

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    Lotsa stuff works. I spray RemOil on a patch for an external wipe-down. That's done all I've needed for many a decade...
     
  6. Rail Driver

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    I use 5w30 full synthetic motor oil on a rag. I wipe it on, wait 10 mins or so, then wipe off the extra. Works like a charm.
     
  7. Ghost Tracker

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    Ballistol! It's GOOD for wood. And get an old-fashioned boar's-hair bristle shaving brush for spreadin' & smoothin' it around. There's absolutely NOTHING better. (Trust me, I'm not joking.)
     
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    ^ This ^. Boeshield is also a good product.
     
  9. hardluk1

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    Breakfree CLP for 36 years. Found no reason to try something "better" . Kroil oil for when more serious cleaning is needed.
     
  10. hawkeye10

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    Buy you a can of Rig and put it on your sheep skin. Trust me this is the best that you can use. I have a can that I have used for 25 or 30 years and it is still over half full. You will only have to buy this one time. Once you get it on your sheep skin or rag you might have to put a little more on once every year or two. I looked on Ebay and these are smaller cans so you might have to buy two of them to last a life time. Don

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=rig+grease&_frs=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m359
     
  11. Elkins45

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    For the use you describe I don't think you'll ever do better than Johnson's Paste Wax.
     
  12. RNB65

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    BF CLP. Been using it for years on all guns with no issues. Works great.
     
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  14. The Sarge

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    You are asking for rust protection and not a lube.
    CLR works well.
    Ballistol works well.
    Motor oil works well.
    Olive oil works well.
    But the question requires more ....
    protection for long term storage?
    protection for a few months at a time?
    In a safe?
    Under the bed?
    What?
     
  15. WYcoyote

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    I wouldn't spray any kind of gun lube oil all over my stocks.
    Don't mind if an oil rag wipes them a little but I sure don't spray them down.
    For the metal I like CLP or Rem Oil, for lube on my AR's BCG I use Mobil 1 10w-30.
     
  16. USMC8541

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    Transmission fluid is the best and cheap
     
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    best lube oil? ky? Seriously for the outside of a gun I like rem oil. for the inside...unless it's an ar I use reel magic. for the ar Break Free CLP
     
  18. GriNgOboNeZ

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    I dont have a safe yet, my gunz are on racks or in a cpl corners in my gun room. Most all of them are shot a cpl timez a year, my GSR and .22 get time all year. So this isnt LONG time storage for the most part. Thx for all the info. Haven't decided which yet, just dont want to discolor my laminate stock.
     
  19. 303tom

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    I still say Lucas is the best !!!!!!!!

    Lucas Gun Oil

    Developed to prevent jamming and over-heating in large machine guns and high caliber rifles. Great for recreational hand gun enthusiast.

    LUCAS Gun Oil is designed to stand up to the high combustion temperatures of machine guns. It also totally protects against moisture and is completely odorless. It resists evaporation and drying during long term storage.
    Key Benefits

    Excellent for long-term storage
    Use on fishing reels
    Excellent household oil
     
  20. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    CLP is mediocre to ok at cleaning, lubricating, and protecting, but not great at any of the three. I prefer to use a dedicated product for each that tends to work better at that one task. For lubricating, I do a few session with Miltec to coat the moving parts, and then for general use, I prefer FP-10. FP-10 just doesn't burn off and add to the carbon like CLP does. When the weapon gets hot, CLP burns and stops working. FP-10 stays wet and keeps the gun running far longer than CLP. I have also found FP-10 to keep its viscosity much better at a wider range of outside temperatures.
     
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  21. moxie

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    Lemon Pledge. Really!
     
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    I second the motor oil. Synthetic is possibly overkill but one bottle will last you a lifetime and it is designed to work under much worse conditions than a gun. Check out the diesel oils like Delvac or Rotella, they have the most detergents in them. As an experiment add a half a quart to your dirty engine oil, go out for a drive and check your dipstick your old oil will look like new again. Beretta sent a small bottle of Valvoline when I bought their shotguns 12 years ago so it cant be bad.
     
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  23. HEAVY METAL 1

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    I also use 5w30 full synthetic motor oil. It doesn't run and acts as a cleaner in the bore. After I've cleaned the bore w/ Hoppe's and get clean, dry patches I run one with the motor oil to coat the bore and more crud is visible on the patch. For hunting in the rain here in Orygun I coat the externals of my guns with Johnson Paste Wax. When not hunting in the rain and am at the range I use RemOil because it fits in my range kit easily. I have used Miltec too and it is great, but too costly for me.
     
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    In the summer I use Break free clp. I'm not sure it's good for the wood, so I remove grips or just try to be careful. The reason for summer use is because I find the smell of the stuff vile so I only use it outdoors. In the winter, in the confines of my house, I use Remoil. It's effective, doesn't attack wood, and its odor not entirely unpleasant.
     
  25. wildchild2010

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    Ballistol Great stuff and even works on the corrosive ammo primer salts.
     
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