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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Cleaning firearm after applying Frog Lube question

I haven't yet used Frog lube but from what I gather, you heat the metal, apply the Frog Lube then wait and wipe off leaving a slick dry coating.

What i'm unsure of is what is done after a range trip to clean the firearm?

Do you clean out the gun with solvent or degreaser or CLP, and re-apply the frog lube or just clean it with more frog lube?

I imagine gunpowder still gets into crevices and such and copper fouling as well needs to be cleaned out somehow.

I'm really interested in this product, especially for the bolt and trigger group.



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I haven't yet used Frog lube but from what I gather, you heat the metal, apply the Frog Lube then wait and wipe off leaving a slick dry coating.

What i'm unsure of is what is done after a range trip to clean the firearm?

Do you clean out the gun with solvent or degreaser or CLP, and re-apply the frog lube or just clean it with more frog lube?

I imagine gunpowder still gets into crevices and such and copper fouling as well needs to be cleaned out somehow.

I'm really interested in this product, especially for the bolt and trigger group.
FrogLube is a great cleaner, itself. If you have places with excess crud, brush it with a nylon brush.

Check their website for videos. Sootch00 has a great on YouTube that shows exactly how to do it.

BTW - They also make a solvent that I use to spray on first. It's not necessary, but it makes it a bit easier.
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I'll check that out thanks
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I wet a patch with frog lube and run it down the barrel and let it sit while I clean the rest or the gun. Then, bore brush and patches until it's clean. I wipe the rest of the inside of the gun with patches or q-tips wetted with frog lube (doesn't take much). I have found that after repeated cleaning with frog lube, the powder residue just wipes out of the inside of the gun. The first time I shot a bunch of cheap dirty ammo, the inside of my 9mm was filthy. Wiped right out with a wet frog lube patch. I don't use any other lube except a very small amount of Tetra grease on the slides. Great stuff!
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I wet a patch with frog lube and run it down the barrel and let it sit while I clean the rest or the gun. Then, bore brush and patches until it's clean. I wipe the rest of the inside of the gun with patches or q-tips wetted with frog lube (doesn't take much). I have found that after repeated cleaning with frog lube, the powder residue just wipes out of the inside of the gun. The first time I shot a bunch of cheap dirty ammo, the inside of my 9mm was filthy. Wiped right out with a wet frog lube patch. I don't use any other lube except a very small amount of Tetra grease on the slides. Great stuff!
In wet do you mean with Frog Lube liquid or does it matter?

This sounds like really good stuff i'll just have to degrease all the oil and CLP out of my rifles first.
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Re: Cleaning firearm after applying Frog Lube question

Guys take note. Do not mix FrogLube with any type of petroleum product. The FrogLube will provide all the lubrication your gun needs.

For semi autos I usually apply a small drop of liquid FrogLube to the rail, run the slide back and forth and wipe off the excess with a q tip or cloth.

Never use things like oil or grease on a gun that's been treated with FrogLube. The FrogLube will definitely displace the petroleum based product.
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Guys take note. Do not mix FrogLube with any type of petroleum product. The FrogLube will provide all the lubrication your gun needs.

For semi autos I usually apply a small drop of liquid FrogLube to the rail, run the slide back and forth and wipe off the excess with a q tip or cloth.

Never use things like oil or grease on a gun that's been treated with FrogLube. The FrogLube will definitely displace the petroleum based product.
And remember, these oil based products all attract dirt. Plus oiling or greasing a FrogLube treated gun is counter productive.
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Good question EL Pistoffo I have ordered some FL which should be here this week and was wondering the same thing. I have watched all the videos and read all the posts but all anyone seems to want to talk about is the initial application. Now do you use the solvent every time or just the first time? Wouldn't if you used solvent every time undo the benefit of the "build up" of FL lubricant? I am a little ocd about cleaning my guns and I hope this stuff works as advertised because it has me excited (yea sad I know) to give it a try.
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I use an artist paint brush (after cleaning) to apply FL to all those areas that are difficult to reach with a patch or Q tip. When everything is coated, I let it sit for an hour or so then just wipe it down - works for me.
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I just recently started using Frog Lube. And it is amazing stuff. Clean up after a range trip takes a fraction of the time it did. I have not used the solvent, just cleaned everything with alcohol before the first application with the paste. Then as Jlh said clean up with a cloth, qtip, and brush. Nothing seems to stick to the metal surfaces and just wipes right off. I take a few wet patches to the range and as soon as I finish with a gun I run a patch through the bore while it is still warm. And after clean up I put a small amount on the slides, and any friction point. Then work the slide a few times, wipe off excess and I am done.
I also used it on an old Taurus 85 that had a very stiff and gritty trigger which I had broken down before and polished the hammer and trigger mechanism. Which made it better but not good. I was going to order a Wolf spring set but decided to Frog Lube it first. What a huge difference, smooth as butter now, still stiff but not gritty and feels lighter. I used to shoot maybe 15 rounds DA then switch to SA. Now I can shoot her DA all day long.
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This is a great product. after you have applied it, use it like you would any other cleaner. Found that soldering brushed for flux works great for appling.

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Good question EL Pistoffo I have ordered some FL which should be here this week and was wondering the same thing. I have watched all the videos and read all the posts but all anyone seems to want to talk about is the initial application. Now do you use the solvent every time or just the first time? Wouldn't if you used solvent every time undo the benefit of the "build up" of FL lubricant? I am a little ocd about cleaning my guns and I hope this stuff works as advertised because it has me excited (yea sad I know) to give it a try.
Exactly what I was thinking and I also am OCD with understanding things completely.

I guess this FL is so good its the clean all end all. Hard to imagine it can replace so many other products that I have, Solvent, oil, grease, CLP, degreaser.

I'm going to try it because it at least serves my purpose for the trigger group.

I was thinking how I'm going to apply it, then wipe it up in hard to reach places like the Star Chamber in my AR and inside the bolt assembly.

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Hard to reach places .....my guess would be a dry brush to wipe off the dry top coating?

This stuff seems to act like paste wax for automobile use....

I have not tried it yet, kinda skeptic at this point.
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This is a great product. after you have applied it, use it like you would any other cleaner. Found that soldering brushed for flux works great for appling.
These are perfect for applying it. They're cheap, too.
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Exactly what I was thinking and I also am OCD with understanding things completely.

I guess this FL is so good its the clean all end all. Hard to imagine it can replace so many other products that I have, Solvent, oil, grease, CLP, degreaser.

I'm going to try it because it at least serves my purpose for the trigger group.

I was thinking how I'm going to apply it, then wipe it up in hard to reach places like the Star Chamber in my AR and inside the bolt assembly.
I've yet to FrogLube my AR. I haven't been shooting it to save ammo. I would imagine those star shaped cleaning pads would work great both for application and cleaning. I have a variety of Q tips too that I can get into all sorts of places with. They also make nylon chamber brushes that would probably work great, too.

After I clean my AR, I'll let you know.
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