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Results of gun care product evaluation

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by DIY_guy, May 5, 2014.

  1. seed

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    Tagged. Btw, I admit I rushed through this thread, but I was wondering if you did and or plan to do any tests on how these products stand up to heat in repeated firing...i.e. their resistance to flashing off the metal surfaces to which they are applied. Thanks!
     
  2. Derry 1946

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    I'm way late to this party, but, wow! This is the most comprehensive DIY (no pun intended) product comparison I have ever seen. I'm very impressed. My hat is off to you, DIY_guy! Thanks very much for studying man's most persistent and pressing question -- how to keep his stuff from rusting and wearing out!
     
  3. smokey262

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    Re: Board #3

    How is board #3 doing? Have you decorated it for the season with a string of Christmas lights? Is Mrs. DIY_Guy still pleased to have it in the dining room?

    I did buy a can of WD Specialist after this test to use as a general purpose rust inhibitor. A little harder to find this stuff locally, and no issues to report so far. I am using it on guns, and tools kept outside of a climate controlled environment
     
  4. bainter1212

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    Just wanted to bump this for all those "which lube do I use" threads.
     
  5. RainDodger

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    I read your study in detail and based on your findings I bought a can of Hornady "One Shot"... wow... that stuff is truly amazing.

    The first thing I noticed was when I sprayed a shot of it on the ram in one of my big single stage presses. The handle fell to its down position all by itself..... that stuff is slick!

    Thanks for the great information!
     
  6. samweller

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    You did some fine work there, DIY. We owe you some real thanks.
     
  7. Seabeeken

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    Great work!
    I wonder how they would do for lube and gumming up is very cold temps.
    I've heard that frog lube gums up in cold temps. I've had good results so far with weapon shield in cold weather but the odor is terrible. Reminds me of transformer oil

    Ken
     
  8. Chunky

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    Bit of an addition to the above poster, Froglube released an 'extreme' variant that is tested down to -44f
     
  9. Garrett54

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    Good job. I need to buy some.
     
  10. Azheat113

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    Here's my test.

    After trying every new gee-whiz bang product on the market for the past 35 years, here is what I keep going back to, as it.just.works.

    Break Free CLP (currently experimenting with Ballistol, and its neck and neck) for a pre clean soak.
    Shooters Choice solvent. Break Free Foaming Bore Cleaner if I'm lazy and/or using a Bore Snake.
    Non-chlorinated carb or brake cleaner for gas guns and valves/pistons (AL391).
    Gunslick/Outers Gun Oil in the bore
    Shooters Choice FP-10 for actions.


    Everything else has failed to clean, lubricate or protect on some level over the years. The latest failure is MPro-7 on a carbon and lead fouled .22 bbl. However I am going to apply Ballistol first on the next one, and then clean with MPro to see if there is any improvement.

    My 2 cents. I have yet to ruin a barrel, etch, pit or otherwise render one useless. I have yet to see any type of fouling accumulate using this approach to where I have lost any accuracy. I have been able to restore accuracy in older worn firearms by giving a thorough cleaning using this method. It just works.
     
  11. Vernon1

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  12. Vernon1

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    All you need is mineral oil and some Hoppes. Maybe a cloth with silicone. These people are making a small fortune off all this stuff.
    "A fool and his money are soon parted."
     
  13. Sav .250

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    Lots of time, research and final analysis involved .......... A project of commitment .

    my choice of "stuff" has served me well. I`m good.
     
  14. swizzleshoot

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    Great article! I stumbled onto from a recommendation on another site and have printed out your results/rankings for future reference and passing on to the sons. Thank you very much.
     
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    +1
     
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    If odor is a problem with a product, a lure scent or a cover scent, you might want to try an odor eliminator. I've used products from this seller chemicalguys.com and they have been very effective at getting all manner of odors out of fabric and upholstery.
     
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