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catalyst686
01-01-2011, 16:14
Can someone suggest a good solvent and a lube for maintenance on my Daniel defense upper and spikes lower, 5.56. Thanks for the help!

faawrenchbndr
01-01-2011, 16:20
BreakFree CLP would be the easiest to find, WalMart should have it.
Mobil 1 engine oil is very popular as well

catalyst686
01-01-2011, 18:30
Mobil 1 as a lubricant? Is that alright to use on guns?

DRAGON1970
01-01-2011, 19:00
Why not??

RMTactical
01-01-2011, 21:02
I just use CLP.

Ljunatic
01-01-2011, 21:28
Vagisil is reported to work, but I prefer Slip EWL

MrMurphy
01-02-2011, 00:00
Slip 2000.

Leave the car oil in cars.

CLP if nothing else is available, but SLIP is far superior.

Petrie
01-02-2011, 00:04
I use bore solvent to clean it and CLP for lube.

faawrenchbndr
01-02-2011, 04:44
I'll have to try Slip 2000 next time I need to order.
A shooting buddy is now swearing it's the best he's ever used.

JBnTX
01-02-2011, 07:37
Hoppes #9 to clean the BCG and barrel.
BreakFree to clean everything else and to lubricate.

I've been cleaning AR's for over 30 years that way.

It's cheap and it's effective.

USMC03Grunt
01-02-2011, 07:49
I use CLP but I also have a gallon or so of LSA that I like better.

Fireman1291
01-02-2011, 09:41
MC2500 by Mil-comm

Ive run thousands upon thousands of rounds through the AR15 platform and the TW25B oil handled the heat the best and kept the bolt running even during suppressed fire where the action gets twice as dirty. Ive prob tried every niche lube out there.....

jrs93accord
01-02-2011, 10:04
I use only this.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VsIB2Nr2f1c/TGDQfIRRp_I/AAAAAAAAAgU/-3xjiPL5NdA/s1600/Break+Free+CLP.jpg

Markasaurus
01-02-2011, 10:05
Hoppes for the upper and bore i think.

For the lower, you may not want to disassemble the whole thing every time. I hose my guns off with brake cleaner from walmart, $1.50 a can. Then attack it with toothbrushes, rags and q-tips. Hose it out again and let the dirt run out. then dry off everything you can reach with a lint-free rag like an old t-shirt. Allow to dry 5-10 minutes then lube the lower parts lightly.