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Old 08-07-2012, 20:03   #1
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Frog Lube..

Maybe im wrong? but why in the hell should i have to heat my gun up before cleaning it and lubing it? Who uses this? pros? cons? It seems interesting..
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:12   #2
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I have heard it's pretty good stuff but I'm just going to stick with the tried and true Slip 2000 EWL.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:25   #3
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It smells good; I hear it works; and it's darned expensive; but, considering the options, I'd rather have it on your guns rather than on mine. Anytime you heat a gun you're taking a chance with the oven, or hairdryer. I continue to, 'cold-clean' my guns with: Ballistol, Break-Free, (or Weapon Shield) Kroil, and/or highly economical pharmaceutical-grade mineral oil that's mixed with 70% isopropyl alcohol.

(Because I use, 'passivated' molybdenum disulfide inside my barrels I find alcohol to be particularly useful for fast easy cleaning.)
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:25   #4
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It opens the pores of the metal. It really does actually work. I use it on my striker fired pistols. I treat the exterior of my fireamrs with it. When the AR's heat up they really do actually glisten with lube. Pretty cool stuff. Same with the Glocks and M&P40, the hotter they get the slicker the internal parts become.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:32   #5
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Glock's need 6 drops of oil.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:48   #6
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So you think warming a part with a hair dryer is going to get it a hot as firing the rifle/pistol ?

Good stuff, smells good, easy clean up.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:50   #7
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Cleans well, smells good, and is non-toxic. That's enough for me.

I'll brush the barrel lightly with the paste right after I fire it. I'll use a couple drops on the "oil points" after I finish cleaning the gun.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:51   #8
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Why try anything new when what you're currently using works fine, right? Why chance changing up the program for the possibility of finding something better? New is scary. Be carefull that you don't get your firearm hot.

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Old 08-07-2012, 20:51   #9
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No mc im just saying when im cleaning my gun. why should i have to heat it up with a hair dryer/heat gun prior to applying something. Id rather not take that extra step.
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Old 08-07-2012, 21:19   #10
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Didn't know steel had pores.
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Old 08-07-2012, 21:41   #11
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Why try anything new when what you're currently using works fine, right? Why chance changing up the program for the possibility of finding something better? New is scary. Be carefull that you don't get your firearm hot.
My firearms definatly do get hot.. Im not sure why you edited to add that.

What im asking is why would you want to have to heat your weapon prior to cleaning? I dont know about you but i dont clean my rifles/pistols as soon as im done shooting.
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Old 08-07-2012, 21:59   #12
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My firearms definatly do get hot.. Im not sure why you edited to add that.

What im asking is why would you want to have to heat your weapon prior to cleaning? I dont know about you but i dont clean my rifles/pistols as soon as im done shooting.
That wasn't so much directed at you.

I rarely clean my ARs as ARs really don't need it.

I just think it's funny that people are so against change and are ok w/ "fine" or "good enough" that they dismiss something that might be an improvement over their current routine.
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Old 08-07-2012, 22:07   #13
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im not dismissing anything. just curious about the product... hell all i do is spray clp in my barrel and hit it with a boresnake..

i will admit this **** is expensive.
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Old 08-07-2012, 22:18   #14
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I have heard it's pretty good stuff but I'm just going to stick with the tried and true Slip 2000 EWL.
Same here.

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im not dismissing anything. just curious about the product... hell all i do is spray clp in my barrel and hit it with a boresnake..

i will admit this **** is expensive.
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Old 08-07-2012, 23:00   #16
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Like it and use it

I use it on all my guns. The solvents gave me problems when it got on my hands. Hate wearing those gloves, cannot feel if the grit is there. In addition, if the ventilation was poor the fumes caused me some breathing problems. I had no problems with the Frog Lube, even in enclosed spaces. It is also non-toxic.

When you first used it, they recommend cleaning the gun with alcohol to get rid of the leftover solvents and oil.

Cleaning guns is just like your regular field strip and clean. Only you use as little as possible. Heating the gun gets the Frog Lube flowing into all the crevices, and crannies, letting it loosen all he carbon, lead, and copper. Let it cool down while I works. Then I warm it again and push some a brush several times from the breech to the muzzle. I never pull the brush back from the muzzle to breech. I then do the same with some patches. I then use a micro fiber cloth, dental tools, and nylon brush to clean the other parts. Everything comes out bright and clean, with minimal effort. My guess heating the Frog Lube help with the cleaning process.


If I am storing the gun, I will again put a light coat of Frog Lube overall gun and reheat it. Then lightly wipe it down, leaving a medium coat. If I heat it again, the gun looks shinny.

If the gun is to be in ready condition, I lightly coat the friction surfaces and heat the gun with the hair dryer to get the Frog Lube to flow into a thin coat. Here my friction points are shinny and the over all gun looks wet/damp. Then just let it cool and it is ready for use.

I have notice that since I have been using Frog Lube a quick wipe with a micro fiber cloth and the nylon brush, then push a patch or two through the barrel cleans the gun. On rare occasions, I did the quick clean and shot another round the next day or week later and had no problems and functioned as if I just cleaned it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:11   #17
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No mc im just saying when im cleaning my gun. why should i have to heat it up with a hair dryer/heat gun prior to applying something. Id rather not take that extra step.
you heat the part the FIRST time you apply the paste....not every time.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:41   #18
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I love the stuff. It's great. I'm using it in everything now. Great stuff.

I use the paste to start out with then go back with liquid for cleanup.

He also has a solvent out now as well.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:37   #19
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Didn't know steel had pores.
On a microscopic level, everything has "pores"
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:20   #20
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Since frog lube is not tacky at normal temperatures, it does not collect dust and dirt.
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