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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by YankeeFlyr, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. YankeeFlyr

    YankeeFlyr Member

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    Now, I just love me some CLP, but I have one minor complaint, although it's not about the compound itself...

    The packaging sucks, universally, as far as I've seen; if it's in an aerosol, the spray arrangement never allows anything less than a torrent with even the slightest displacement of the button. Major mess everywhere.

    If it's in a flip-top bottle, it leaks, and the flip-top is a PITA to flip up, usually with a "guard" tab protrusion that I have to cut off, to avoid having to use a pointed tool to open. Unless one has fingernails like Prince...

    (Those of a certain age know what I'm talking about when I allude to the style of nozzle that used to be used on lighter fluid cans.)

    I'm looking for packaging that is easily allows dispensing a controlled amount where I want it, and not outside the package otherwise. It needs to be either in the container or on the part, and no where else.

    Basically, a one-handed opening/dispensing operation.

    Any suggestion as to where to get CLP in a precision oiler type arrangement???

    Grrrrr.
     
  2. shoobe01

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    I never use any CLP (assume you mean Break Free?) anymore, but have made my own dispensers for the shop at least for Ballistol.

    After failing with many attempts to make a mister (seems all these oils are too dense?) I gave up and use:
    • Their aerosol, which is pretty good but more expensive, etc.
    • A small FastCap GluBot with the nozzle as tiny as I can make it, for precision oiling. Officially a glue dispenser, but easy to apply precisely, right side up. Dispenses from the bottom so can be good if your oil settles, skins, etc like glue or paint.
    • A Marsh pressurized stencil brush, but again used wrong with oil in it instead of stencil ink. Just sorta vaguely brush across a lot of things like the whole outside of the gun, whole bolt/carrier, after things like ultrasonic, and there's a nice layer of oil on everything.
    I haven't used them for this but there are zillions of aftermarket bottles the wife uses for all sorts of liquids, I am sure would stand up to your favorite lube. This set I got here and use for some gluing etc has a variety of dispenser tips and sizes, so set your own up maybe: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S1S1HMG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Also note if Break Free: It has TFE (teflon) flakes in it. They don't stay in suspension. Add an agitator (anything, an old woodscrew, anything) and shake every few seconds while applying.
     
  3. Cokeman

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    I’ve seen CLP in a spray bottle

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  4. Eugen

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    Geez, great dispenser for lubing the hinges on a barn door.:eek:
     
  5. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Member

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    Well...yes, except it was much cheaper for awhile, cost per oz, to buy CLP in these spray bottles (16 ozs) than in the 4 oz bottles. These recently were under $20, now are $30 on Amazon.
     
  6. whughett

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    I use a small Elmers White Glue bottle like this. The bottle on the right was a needle Oiler. I broke off the needle but it still dispenses a drop of oil. B8E25E17-14B4-43A0-B196-A4134F791737.jpeg
     
  7. wiscoaster

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    Never seen such pre-packaged; I think you're just going to have to find your own applicator bottle and refill it yourself at home.
     
  8. Meeks36

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    Lucas makes some extreme duty gun oil. With a needle point for precise oil placement. Its good stuff. When it runs out ill refill with clp. Misplaced the bottle cant post pics.
     
  9. DT Guy

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    Like Schoob01, I buy five and ten packs of needle tip 30ML plastic squeeze tubes from Amazon, and fill them with 0-40Wt Mobil 1. Dirt cheap and easy to keep them *everywhere*; range bags, tool kits, cleaning bag.

    Larry
     
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