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Old February 23rd, 2010, 06:50 PM   #1
 
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Eezox?

Ok. I have read the hype. I have seen people recommend it many times. What I am looking for is some real world experience from folks that actually use this stuff.

How well is it applied? How well does it work? Blued and stainless? Do you use any other lubricants with it? Any other cleaner? I understand you are supposed to use only Eezox, but again, real world experience.

I have a terrible rusting problem on blued and parkerized firearms. Oil and even CLP aren't very effective. I love blued pistols and revolvers, but I am terrified of purchasing anymore until I can find a protective solution.

Let me know what you guys think.



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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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How well is it applied?
Pretty easy. A little of this stuff goes a long way. You can put it in a can and pressurize for spray, but I mostly apply it with a clean patch and q-tips.

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It works very well. Since it is a dry lubricant, it doesn't attract dust as easily as oil-based products and since it is a silicone-based product, it is denser than water. When it goes on wet, it will dry after an hour. The product gets into the pores of the metal and keeps water out.

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BOTH! I use it currently on my Ruger SP101 (Stainless) and my Ruger LCP (blued). It doesn't seem to negatively affect the polymer frame on the LCP either.

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No. The more you use Eezox, the better it performs. I clean my gun barrels out with it (it actually makes it really easy to break free carbon), clean the frame, forcing cone area, springs, firing pin, polished feed ramp on the LCP, everything. If you use any oil-based products with it, you will need to deep clean and reapply the Eezox. It works well because when you use it initially, you clean the gun so there is no oil residue left (contact cleaner works well). Then you apply a light coat and let it sit for a few hours. When you come back, the gun is dry and treated. Use only Eezox after that.

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As real as it gets.





The shiny parts are bare steel - not stainless. I applied Eezox to this gun after polishing about 3 weeks ago. No rust. I live 2 miles from a large body of salt water.

I have a shotgun in the closet that used to have a bad rust problem on the receiver, where it meets the magazine tube. Each time I'd clean it and retreat it with oil products and a week later, surface rust would appear. Cleaned it and applied Eezox. About 3 months later, still no rust. The pitting is still evident, and won't go away until I really lay into it, but no rust since treatment. The shotgun is blued.
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Thanks Raminator.

Does it really lube well enough to allow proper slide function on something like a tighter 1911 or other steel or stainless semi-auto?

I am having trouble believing it provides enough lubricity to allow proper slide function and protect metal to metal contact from wear. Your LCP has a polymer frame, doesn't it? So how about steel frame and slide contact?
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Thanks Raminator.

Does it really lube well enough to allow proper slide function on something like a tighter 1911 or other steel or stainless semi-auto?

I am having trouble believing it provides enough lubricity to allow proper slide function and protect metal to metal contact from wear. Your LCP has a polymer frame, doesn't it? So how about steel frame and slide contact?
I also use Eezox exclusively. No need to reiterate what Raminator explained so well. And yes it actually provides more lubricity than other "oils". I use it on revolvers, shotguns, CZ's & Maks with metal slides and frames & my H&K's which have polymer frames. No problems with performance, rust inhibition, etc. Contact Paul at Warren Outdoor Products at 330-898-1475 to order.
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I also use Eezox exclusively. No need to reiterate what Raminator explained so well. And yes it actually provides more lubricity than other "oils". I use it on revolvers, shotguns, CZ's & Maks with metal slides and frames & my H&K's which have polymer frames. No problems with performance, rust inhibition, etc. Contact Paul at Warren Outdoor Products at 330-898-1475 to order.
I agree with the above posts. It has been the only thing I've used on all my guns in years. Something else I've found. It has a lot of uses besides just guns. I use it on all my outdoor padlocks. Keeps them working good with no rust. Outdoor hinges the same way. Bearings under my Lawnmower Deck. Anything you want not to rust, and stay lubricated, without having oil to attract dirt, which causes wear, Eezox works on.

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That's what I use. Got the recommendation here and it really works. Nice stuff.
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You seem somewhat skeptical of the product claims! Forget the hype, every manufacturer is going to tell you their product is the best. But listen to the folks who have responded; these guys are users and knowledgeable enough to give a fair and accurate testimonial and they are amongst the forums best and most trusted contributors. Is Eezox better than the old standby cleaners and lubrications? No, not necessarily, but it is easier and performs as well!

Eezox is a CLP so it is a one stop shop for many gun care needs. It doesn’t matter if it’s the best since “the best” is a subjective call. It works and more and more folks are using it. It seems very unlikely, to many people, that a product which is easier to use could actually work well but it does. Unlike petroleum based oils, the CLP products have lubrications that bond with the surfaces they contact and this is most beneficial in areas where the finish is worn or has been compromised. Plus, as stated before, the bonding effect makes the product build upon itself in subsequent applications so it truly does improve protection the more you use it.

Lubricity is the result of many factors which include applied lubrications but is most dependent, in good designs, on the load balance on the faying surfaces, base materials of these surfaces and the surface finishes. A well designed gun doesn't need much lubrication and CLP products give better protection in light applications than oils. IMHO, light lubrication is best on personal firearms and CLP products will give you just that with both good protection and good lubricity!

I don’t use Eezox but I know several people that do and, the only reason I can give you for not personally using it is that I am using another CLP product that has been working for me flawlessly for all the reasons given here about Eezox! I like the CLP concept!

One word of advice though, I would recommend against using other cleaner products with any CLP as other chemicals can and do remove older applications which reduces the CLP overall time developed effectiveness. When you use the special products for lead and copper fouling removal, confine the applications to only those areas where it is truly needed and follow up with a good cleaning using your usual product.
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To all who responded... Thank you for your detailed and courteous responses!

I am a member of a few forums, and I chose to post this question here for just that reason. I felt I would get the best responses here, and as usual, you guys came through.

I will give Eezox a try.
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Very informative responses. I had never actually heard of the product until now. Might have to try it out. Also, it looks like the company is in my home town. Weird!
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So other than ordering it, where do you find it? I've looked in sporting goods stores and gun shops and haven't seen it yet.
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Thanks Raminator.

Does it really lube well enough to allow proper slide function on something like a tighter 1911 or other steel or stainless semi-auto?

I am having trouble believing it provides enough lubricity to allow proper slide function and protect metal to metal contact from wear. Your LCP has a polymer frame, doesn't it? So how about steel frame and slide contact?
It provides better lubricity than oil based products. It gets into the pores of the metal and allows the parts to glide over each other without being removed in the process. The problem with oils and other wet lubricants is that, while they work well at first, they drip off, burn off, or collect dust, carbon, grime, lint, and other stuff that actually impede the lubricity of the product. So, instead of the metal pieces gliding over each other, they actually start rubbing all the crap that the oils picked up INTO each other.
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So other than ordering it, where do you find it? I've looked in sporting goods stores and gun shops and haven't seen it yet.
Go here and click on the State nearest to you. Eezox® Dealers - Eezox Premium Synthetic Lubricants
I'm surprised you Guys in Ohio haven't heard of it. It comes from Warren, Ohio.

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I use it on all my gun's exteriors prior to putting them back in the safe. I put a drop or two on the slide and rub it around with my finger. A couple of drops will do an entire gun. It leaves a nice rust/corrosion resistant shield on the gun. I've been using it since it came out and think it is some of the best rust-proof protection you can use on the exterior of a gun.
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So other than ordering it, where do you find it? I've looked in sporting goods stores and gun shops and haven't seen it yet.

Just for the record, Midway carries it. Quite a bit cheaper than on the manufacturers website.
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