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Old 11-12-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default Syn. Motor Oil as Lube?

Seeing that froglube is just basically synthetic oil glorified to be the blood of jesus to kool aid drinkers out there...


may be a dumb question but...


How is standard full synthetic motor oil in lubricating firearms?

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Old 11-12-2011, 12:41 PM
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works fine.
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Actually, automatic transmission fluid is even better
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I used Mobil1 full synthetic quite a bit.. Worked extremely well..
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Gun lube is pretty cheap. A large can of CLP will last most folks a year or more.

I guess if you really have to pinch pennies, then you could even use your used motor oil.
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Old 11-12-2011, 1:19 PM
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Im very thrifty. I replaced the "spring thing on the grip of the p226r" with a paperclip because spending $20 on a tiny piece of metal I can make is redic.
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I'm still using up 2 quarts of Duralube from 15 years ago.

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Old 11-12-2011, 1:30 PM
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Doesnt lube expire? I have gallons and boxes of military lube (will take a picture on a bit).

They all have an expiration date on them.
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Most regular gun lubes are inferior yet more costly.
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I used Mobil1 full synthetic quite a bit.. Worked extremely well..
Works just fine. Resistant to heat, doesn't break down.
My AR's really like it as the BCG gets really hot from it's own... Stuff.
Always some fresh 5w-30 leftover from my Toyota and Silverado's oil changes.
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Works well. But unlike froglube, try drinking motor oil! It's toxic!
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Any synthetic oil will work? I have a case of Mobil1 that I use for oil change.
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I've used synthetic trans fluid for my 1919, works great but smokes like the dickens when the gun heats up.
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the reason why i switched to froglube was because i HATE oils running/bleeding all over my firearms. I think basically all oils serve the same purpose equally. I actually wanted to use grease, but since I heard such great reviews from froglube, i decided to give them a try.
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Works well. But unlike froglube, try drinking motor oil! It's toxic!
Cant really drink froglube either. They arent biodegradable as they claim they are. In fact, they are as harmful as normal... motor oil.

Froglube is the product of hipster advertising and zING words. No substance really. Might as well be the same grease on our foreheads. Price is marked up almost as bad as Monster cables.
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Works well. But unlike froglube, try drinking motor oil! It's toxic!
Right, because you know, guys sitting around cleaning their guns normally take a few sip of the oil.
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Cant really drink froglube either. They arent biodegradable as they claim they are. In fact, they are as harmful as normal... motor oil.
So how much longer is UVT going to be with us? He eats the stuff multiple times daily at his gun show table.

And ya... it reminds me of the LA City Council member back in the 90s drinking a glass of Malathion to show how safe it was when they were spraying residential areas for the Med Flies.
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Right, because you know, guys sitting around cleaning their guns normally take a few sip of the oil.
The point of UVT's marketing eating the stuff is to indicate that it is not harmful when the stuff aerosolizes off of the gun surfaces and is inhaled or deposited on the face and hands.
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Old 11-12-2011, 3:14 PM
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I could drink a shot of windex once a month and still live.

If I was a hell bent salesmen on selling windex for commission...


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Cant really drink froglube either. They arent biodegradable as they claim they are. In fact, they are as harmful as normal... motor oil.

Froglube is the product of hipster advertising and zING words. No substance really. Might as well be the same grease on our foreheads. Price is marked up almost as bad as Monster cables.
i'll admit that the price is freaking expensive. $36 it cost me for some paste and some gel.
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I use 5w20 Castrol and it works just fine. Couple of drops on the rails, one at the bushings, one at the upper lugs and one at the link and my 1911s hummm.
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If you use motor oil, and live close to a Tap Plastic store, get one of these applicators. It is the best may to put the (motor) oil where you need it without getting all over your gun.


http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=409&

I have the squeeze bottle with the pink/purple needle.
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I use syn motor oil there isn't any more pressure in a guns contact points that exceeds what a motor sees . But then I was given a bottle of Slip 2000 EWL and I really like it.
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Lube bottle lasting years? Some of you need to stop staring at your guns and start shooting them. Just saying...
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I have been told by several smiths Mobil 1 is the way to go , especially on AR's
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Works well. But unlike froglube, try drinking motor oil! It's toxic!
Back in the days there was this cutie shooting USPSA club matches every Saturday. To heck with Old Spice or Brut, this lady shoots so Hoppe's #9 it is.
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Im very thrifty. I replaced the "spring thing on the grip of the p226r" with a paperclip because spending $20 on a tiny piece of metal I can make is redic.
Im the same way. But syn oil will be fine.
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I've got a quart of Mobil 1 I bought years ago. A quart of motor oil lasts a long, long time when used as gun lube.
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Thinking about putting the Mobil 1 into one of these squart bottles.



Anyone know specifically where to put a drop of oil on? Specifically on a XD/Glock
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I only use straight 30W on my beltfed
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I just mixed half a quart of motor oil with Hoppes gun grease (http://www.amazon.com/Hoppe-No-Greas...9&sr=8-2-spell)


Smells like steak.
Hmm... it ... may be biodegradable.
Nascar drivers use motor oil, and Delta Force uses hoppes on their personal weapons.


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Snake Oi.. er i mean. Cobra Lube!

all jokes aside, I just put it on my project p226 and it feels nice. Racking the slide feels smooth. I almost feel as if this will increase the velocity of my rounds. Not sure, will try this out at the range.



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I think a common alternative is ATF (auto transmission fluid) which some mix with a little synthetic motor oil.

ATF is fine alone for running the gun, but for long term storage, you will want to use oil (to prevent rust).
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Thinking about putting the Mobil 1 into one of these squart bottles.



Anyone know specifically where to put a drop of oil on? Specifically on a XD/Glock
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Thinking about putting the Mobil 1 into one of these squart bottles.



Anyone know specifically where to put a drop of oil on? Specifically on a XD/Glock
where do you get these kind of bottles?
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i found this galloncan in my dad's garage of some sort of 20yearold mystery grease that says aircraft on it, so you guys are saying i Have to eat this if i want to know if i should stop using it on my guns right

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Seeing that froglube is just basically synthetic oil glorified to be the blood of jesus to kool aid drinkers out there...
I gotta say I lost it and ROFL's for a whole 5 minutes when UTV first referred to his posse as the "Froglube family".
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where do you get these kind of bottles?
I'm a Chemist. But I don't know where you can buy them.
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