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Old November 9th, 2015, 05:31 AM   #46
 
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mobil one over 20 years of use with a little ezzox is all i use.no issues ever.



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Old November 9th, 2015, 07:40 AM   #47
 
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After being in the CAF for 32+ years, I was in before Break-free was around. Once it came into the system everything I was around (from 105mm Howitzer to 9mm pistols) was easier to clean and maintain. Do I use it now?? Nope too cheap to, I just use free samples and what ever comes in cleaning kits.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #48
 
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Ran out of my Mobil-1, so I went to the garage mixed 80% Marvel Mystery Oil with 20% STP Oil Treatment and a good squirt of Kano Kroil Oil. I now have the "New Miracle Lube!"
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I use all of our left over oils/lube from the cans / jugs. Most have a mixture of some sort of Lucas additive. Turned upside down in a funnel and into a WD40 squirt bottle. Some times alittle WD to thin it out. Works great around the shop and even on the bang sticks. That's just me. I'm a tight wad

Lucas even has a gun lube and it works great too.
And yes, I use the normal gun lubes too, just grab whatever is on the bench.

Flame and shame. I know it's coming.
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Well said. I still use Mobil one synthetic wheel bearing greese on my 1911. Every bit as good as slide glide and may, in fact, be the same stuff...
It's the best on the M1 also.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 05:02 AM   #51
 
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when hunting ducks and geese along the missouri river with my winchester mod 1200, an occasional dunk in the river get the sand out and keeps the action from being do gritty
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I got this recipe out of one of the gun mags a couple of years ago and mixed it up in a gallon windshield cleaner bottle. You start off with a quart of Mobil 1 5w30 oil, add a can of STP , a can of Marvel Mystery oil and a quart of automatic transmission fluid. It has worked well by putting a little is a rag and wiping each part down so it has a film on it , I also swab the barrel. No problems in cold or hot weather and I have enough to last the rest of my life
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I saw the same sort of demonstration twice with a motor oil additive in the 70's. It was impressive. However there is no way a firearm will have that much force applied to it.
From what engineers have told me motor oil doesn't break down, just the additives reach an end to their life.
I think what is most important is that whatever you use for a lube that it stays in place.
I've used many types of oils, Hornady dry lube and even Teflon grease. Never had a problem with any of them.
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I got this recipe out of one of the gun mags a couple of years ago and mixed it up in a gallon windshield cleaner bottle. You start off with a quart of Mobil 1 5w30 oil, add a can of STP , a can of Marvel Mystery oil and a quart of automatic transmission fluid. It has worked well by putting a little is a rag and wiping each part down so it has a film on it , I also swab the barrel. No problems in cold or hot weather and I have enough to last the rest of my life
Ah, I see you have invented a "New Improved Miracle Lube" too!
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No I can't take credit for it ! I got it out of one of my gun magazines, but with all that crap in it it sure is slippery
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Wow... so if I live in a area that is hot and dusty in the summer, rains and freezes in winter, heavy smog year round is it better to use a dry lube, an oil lube or a grease lube?

Guess it's all personal preference?

I have talked with some guys that have come back from the sand lot that did praise the Militec stuff because the CLP and oils would clog stuff up with the fine sand dust. They surely would have not recommended grease of any sort I suspect due to it attracting dirt and dust.

I do have a can of bacon grease I keep for cooking... I guess I could try that.>>LOL
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Old October 13th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #57
 
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Huge fan of Mpro7 oil. Lives, cleans, and protects. Doesn't evaporate as quickly as many common gun oils during shooting. Lasts for a really long time before needing to reapply. A little goes a long way.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #58
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Mobile-1 for years. Gots no complaints.
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'nuff said. I'll take this gentleman's word over any snake oil salesman.

Me, I use a drop or two of sewing machine oil on a Q-tip, lightly swipe the slide rails and exterior barrel, then wipe it down with a dry cloth. Silicone rag it when it's put back together.

If the gun won't be shot for a while I'll run a lightly oiled patch through the bore too.

I like this guy. I usually over lube things but have checked out this video and some of his others and am going to try his way on one of my cheaper 1911's and shoot the hell out of it and see what happens.
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Oh good. Another lube thread. Yay.
I agree....seems using the search function just doesn't do it for some...
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