Test of CLP Products

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  1. jski

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    This is interesting because it’s well done.

    Spoiler alert: CLENZOIL wins soundly
     
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    All I can say is check out his test procedures.
     
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    I have watched many of firearm related videos from smithing to testing, and one common anoying thing that usually runs concurrent in all of them is the fact that it takes forever for the one in the video to get to the point. This guy is thorough and speak at a speed that is quiet entertaining, and as yopu promised he is acurate, and the video is "well done"
     
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    Yeah, he does speak at 100 MPH.
     
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    Clenzoil wins until temperatures drop to -40°F at which point, Hoppes is the winner. I don't ever intend to operate at -40°F though (although it would be a good way to test your metal's...mettle). But, like I said, I don't ever intend to do that so I just ordered a bunch of Clenzoil after watching this video a couple of days ago here at the High Road in a different sub forum. It really was a pretty good test.
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    The truly amazing and somewhat shocking results were for the wear test. Many of the products I assume would excel did horribly. CLENZOIL did excel.
     
  8. GunnyUSMC

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    I have been using Break Free CLP for 40 years. I have used it in just about every climate and extreme weather conditions that you can think of. I have been around the world with it and it has never failed me.
    But the key factor is that if you don’t practice PM every day on your weapon while out and about, you will have problems with whatever you use.
     
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  9. JohnKSa

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    I was really surprised at the lubricity differences. That was the one area I figured they would all score pretty close to the same. Also a bit surprised to see BF CLP come in so low on the corrosion prevention testing.
     
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    Another test and ones opinion. I have been using Break Free for years where oil is required on firearms. I have never worn anything out or had any corrosion problems from weather. Use what you like and like what you use. ymmv...
     
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    That is one interesting video. Thanks for posting!

    I have been leery of do everything "clean, lubricate, and protect" products as I believe that multipurpose products are compromises. CLP products do more or less what they are expected to do. Back in the early 90's I purchased gallons of Mil C 372B Rifle Bore Cleaner at a flea market and have been using the stuff since. The price was good $5.00 a gallon! Only much later found that Rifle Bore cleaner is a poor bore cleaner. REVIEW OF CANDIDATE REPLACEMENTS FOR MIL-C-372C, (CLEANING COMPOUND, SOLVENT FOR BORE OF SMALL ARMS AND AUTOMATIC AIRCRAFT WEAPONS) But, it does work. And then, I lubricate with automotive products as motor oils are required to meet specifications, and the automotive environment is a lot harsher than the firearm environment. A bottle of Mobil 1 is a lot less than those gun products.
     
  12. jski

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    Once you look at this guy’s methods for testing, you’ll see they’re scientific and hence repeatable. They can’t be so easily dismissed as mere “opinions”.
     
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    That's your opinion of his scientific in home test and that's cool. My test are from the range and in the field and I am happy with the results over the years. As I said "Use what you like and like what you use"
     
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    Not many shooters have really ever put their favorite lubricant to the test. It would cost a fortune to travel the world just to test your lubricant. I’m thankful that Uncle Sam covered my travel expenses.
    I’ve used Break Free in three different Desert environments, three different jungle environments. Swam with my rifle in the salty waters in Subic Bay and a few different areas of the Pacific Ocean. I’ve used it in extreme cold weather and in the tropics where the temperatures got up to 120 in the shade. I have also gone months with my weapon, in an outdoor environment. Been through several hurricanes, a tropical monsoon, where my weapons were wet wet for several hours or days.
    But then most shooters will never subject their guns to harsh environments, and just about any gun oil will serve them good.
    The key is to clean your gun every day when in the field. Make sure that you keep oil in the action, except in dusty or freezing environments.
     
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    What, no WD 40 ?
     
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