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Water Displacement Quality of RemOil

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by armed85, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. armed85

    armed85 Member

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    What water displacement quality, if any, does RemOil have?

    I ask because my AR and myself got wet thanks to a very heavy thunderstorm that came out of no where. For a quick field cleaning (with a flashlight and lightning as my only source of light) I shook the water out, patted it dry, and sprayed the barrel, upper, lower, and bolt carrier group with a new can of RemOil as it was the only thing I had available. I left the parts separated to dry out.

    In the future will RemOil suffice for this type of situation or is having a can of WD40 necessary? We're talking a rare accident and not your typical outing.

    The parkerizing/phosphating on my AR should be a good barrier against moisture as it had a fresh coating of oil on it when we got drenched.
     
  2. lamazza

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    It should be alright, but really get some Break Free CLP it does it all and Wally world has pretty decent prices on it.
     
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    WD40 is hard to beat on anything wet. I would use it then the Remoil or CLP after the the moisture is gone.
     
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    I agree on using the Break Free CLP- good stuff~! ;):D
     
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    Breakfree CLP or Ballistol are my choices.
     
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    Throw away the RemOil.

    It thickens up to very unuseable "gunk" after a while. Do a search on THR for the facts, I don;t have all the temperatures, etc. in front of me. Anyway:

    That's why WD40 was invented. Use it to displace the water, then wipe out the WD (water displacer) and lube as normal with CLP or such.
     
  9. ranger335v

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    What 1911 said. And get his pistol too1
     
  10. Robert Hairless

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    Ballistol is excellent for water displacement. I've used it for years as the last step in hot water bluing, where it's essential to displace the final rinse.
     
  11. greg700

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    There are better water displacement agents out there, but remoil is more than adequate.

    Fresh water is not going to cause damage if you have even a little oil on the weapon. Just shake out any excess water and let it dry.
     
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    Whats wrong with remoil?
     
  13. Average Joe

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    I ditched the Rem oil for Breakfree CLP years ago.
     
  14. ArmedBear

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    I find RemOil wipes to be really useful for rust prevention, and RemOil for some kinds of lubrication. It's not the only thing out there, but it's a good tool in the kit.

    CLP, which I also use for various things, is a cleaner, too. That can be a problem. It dissolves some things and forms a clay-like substance. It's also harder to wash off your hands. But it does work on the AR, and to get rust off.

    Try Bullfrog Lubricant and Rust Blocker, too. Thicker than the above. Great lube, for some things.

    Depends on the gun, among other things, which one works best.
     
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