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Old January 10th, 2020, 09:20 AM   #1
 
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OK another lubricant and cleaner thread ...

Stumbled upon this, I have no intentions of purchasing but am curious to know if anyone has used it or is aware of it ...
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Old January 10th, 2020, 09:28 AM   #2
 
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Never heard of it, but it sounds a lot like Ballistol
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That's a new one for me too.
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I'd like to test some but wont pay for it
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In reading some info it goes on wet then dries to the touch ...

I found it on Gun Broker ...
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Almost sounds too good to be true - but the same (true) claims can be made for Ballistol and Frog Lube.
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Ballistol doesn't dry to the touch does it? I use Frog Lube on slide rails.
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I like Ballistol primarily as a lubricant and rust protector. I have waterfowl hunted in salt water and have not found a better product to use to prevent rust in those conditions than it. I have also had good luck using it for long term (several months) storage.

As to Frog Lube it is a good product but in my experience in cold weather it becomes gummy.

The OP's product sounds a lot like the mineral oil Ballistol.
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I've been using the same three products on all of my firearms since 1964. I think so much of all the gun care products of today are nothing more than marketing hype...
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/gun-grease
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/no-9-solvent
https://www.3inone.com/products/multi-purpose-oil/
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I've been using the same three products on all of my firearms since 1964. I think so much of all the gun care products of today are nothing more than marketing hype...
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/gun-grease
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/no-9-solvent
https://www.3inone.com/products/multi-purpose-oil/
That says a lot about your experience and longevity with gun care, as well as a good endorsement for the products.
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I will admit that I did go through a period of falling into the trap of having to try the "newest latest and greatest gun cleaner/lube/miracle". Wish I would have spend that $ on ammo. Always went back to Ballistol and that's where I've stayed for quite a long time. To each their own though. If something works for ya then that's great.
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I agree with much of the commentary above ... Hoppes is what i was raised to use, got away from using it indoors because of the aroma (my wife has issues with it). I have switched to Bore Tech products because they are non smelling and organic composition, they work in my opinion. The Frog Lube was a Christmas gift a few years back, for the amount i use, they'll be able to bury the remaining amount with me ... Gun oil is gun oil, i buy what is available at a descent price when i need it. So it appears to be two types of Ballistol?
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Used Hoppes when shooting returned 7 years ago. After smell chased the boss out of the house went to Ballistol. Drank the Froglube Koolade for a year or so and after sluggish performance out of 1911's went back to Ballistol and now use it and Lucas Xreme.
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Obviously, the company won’t release a list of components, but it’s description of the products gives a few hints.

They mention that it is “non-petroleum” and has a flash point of “over 100 degrees (F)” - with the other descriptions, I’m guessing it is some kind of grease (which are soaps mixed with oil - which can be vegetable oils) and D-limonene (which has a flash point of 122 deg F). The D-limonene gives a pleasant citrus scent and acts as a cleaner and solvent; it can evaporate away, leaving the (now thicker) grease behind as a lubricant and protective agent.

Unless you have an aversion to petroleum products, I don’t see how this product (or the many others like it) has any advantage over older, petroleum-based solvents.

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Used Hoppes when shooting returned 7 years ago. After smell chased the boss out of the house went to Ballistol. Drank the Froglube Koolade for a year or so and after sluggish performance out of 1911's went back to Ballistol and now use it and Lucas Xreme.
Ive been using frog lube for at least 8 years now and the only time I've had issues is when I didn't wipe it off or on older weapons that had wider range of tolerances and designed for a thicker lube.

I use it on glocks, 1911, wheel guns, blacks guns, longguns and shotguns and never had an issue
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