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Break free vs. Fp-10

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by zahc, Jul 11, 2004.

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  1. zahc

    zahc Member

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    I have both, which is better and in what ways?
     
  2. JohnKSa

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    Breakfree CLP in every way except some think FP-10 smells better.

    Breakfree is the only lubricant I've ever seen mentioned by name in a gun manual.

    The informal tests I've seen say it's one of the best corrosion preventives on the market.

    Besides being an oil, it has teflon particles in it which mean that it tends to be a better lubricant than most oils.

    And, it's a pretty good powder solvent too...

    I have some FP-10, but I never use it.
     
  3. Doc

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    i recently switched from CLP to FP-10
    simply on the recommendation of Pete
    the rangemaster at Thunder Ranch.
    He says it better, in my use, it's certainly not worse
    and seems to function just as well. It seems to stick
    around longer than CLP on everyday juns and stored
    guns.
     
  4. 45R

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    So if you've never used FP10 how would you know for sure that Breakfree is a better product? :neener:

    I like the FP10. Its smells good and I dont have to worry about chemical reactivity with other products. Its also non-carcinogenic.
     
  5. Fatcat

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    I switched from Breakfree to FP-10 as well, and I like it. Plus, I get it cheaper from Brownells than I was paying for Breakfree. :D

    Teflon in an oil is not a plus, IMHO.
     
  6. DMK

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    I use both, but prefer FP-10 as a lubricant/protectant. It seems much more persistant.

    The only adavantage to Breakfree is it's thinner so it's a better penetrant. Of course, Kroil is much, much better than BF for that.
     
  7. mattf7184

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    I notices they clean about the same, but FP-10 seems to stay slick on metal parts even a month after it is applied, doesnt happen for me with breakfree.
     
  8. R.H. Lee

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    Never used FP-10, but Breakfree gets gummy and mixes with carbon fouling producing a goo that gums up the action. I prefer Mobil 1 as it seems to keep the fouling in suspension.
     
  9. JohnKSa

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    One of these things is not like the other...
     
  10. 45R

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    LOL-
    I'm lighten up John. I'm just poking fun at yah thats all.:evil:

    FP10/FP-10/FP.10/FP/10 :) We all know what we are talking about here. :)
     
  11. JohnKSa

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    Argh!

    ...the bold words...NOT 'FP10'...see emphasis added...

    Argh...

    You're killin' me man! :)
     
  12. fgr39

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    I think Kimber recommends FP-10 in the manual, I know my Kimber came with a sample of FP-10.
     
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    I refuse to use FP10.

    The original Breakfree was the best. I know a few folks that still have gallons of it. It is kept quiet and used for special people and all. Packed away are probably the samples that Yoder ( inventor) sent me.
     
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    FP-10 on everything. Inside and out.
     
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    I decided to try FP-10 a couple of months ago. I was using it in a side by side comparison with BF on two identical pistols. After about 500 rounds through each, I can't tell a difference in performance nor cleaning. Maybe I'm not experienced enough or maybe I just don't know what to look for, but I can't pick a favorite. I've read that BF preserves better and never had a problem with it before, so I use that on my less frequently used guns.

    After thinking about it more, I guess I like the FP-10 better, but couldn't give a reason why. It could be just because you can't get it at Wal-Mart.
     
  16. JohnBT

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    I like FP-10 a lot.

    But I am going to use up the quarts of original BF I have as well as the original #9 with cancer-causing nitrobezene because they really work well, too.

    The original BF and #9 are still readily available.

    John...who mostly uses Butch's Bore Shine & B's Gun Oil for bore cleaning.
     
  17. wingman

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    FP-10, picks up less dust, stays on longer, use in barrels and appears to
    improve accuracy(or I'm shooting better). My ruger22/45 polymer frame
    shows the most improvement in the action after 11 months of FP10, very
    smooth no malfunctions. I've tried hundreds of products over the years
    and I can see the most benefits from this one.
     
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    Yep.

    One issue I have with Break-Free is the teflon particles. They settle and they also clog up my needle oilers which I use exclusively to place oil on the parts that need oil. FP10 doesn't have any particles that are visible. It still requires shaking so there must be something suspended in it.

    Greg
     
  19. Ala Dan

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    Another "Break Free" CLP user checking in!

    Heck, this darn stuff works so good, I see NO need to
    change. So, I haven't tried anything else!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  20. George Hill

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    I like them both.
    FP-10 has the edge on lubrication, where BF-CLP has the edge over it in cleaning and protection.
    At least this was shown in my own informal testing.
     
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    I switched to FP10 a number of years ago, on the advice of a gunsmith who had just built me an expensive 38 Super IPSC match gun. We were shooting in a very cold weather and very hot, too. He said that FP10 holds its viscosity at a wider range of temperature extremes than Break Free. I don't think that either will let you down.
     
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    My feeling also. I have both in my supplies. But FP10 gives me the
    (smoothness) of the action I like.
     
  23. horge

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    I tried FP-10, and was impressed ---but the cost is just too much for this Filipino to sustain. I've never used BreakFree CLP --it's just beyond my finances.

    I use either Mobil 1 or Shell Helix Ultra fully synthetic --only a faint smell, and easily doctored with some Outer's gun oil --which smells good.
     
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    John:

    YOU ARE KILLING ME!! I would LOVE to find some original BF and #9!!
    Where? do tell!
     
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    FP-10 on all but the foulest bores, then Hoppes No.9. FP-10 makes subsequent cleanings easier and really slicks the slides and barrels.
     
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