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Old 12-06-2015, 05:25 AM   #21
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Good to see you again jlh, yep still using the green stuff. Haven't had any issues at all. When I clean the guns a wipe down is all it takes. As for using it as a lubricant I don't leave anything wet. Just a little on contact points from a damp patch, work the parts then wipe off. All surfaces feel slick but not wet.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:42 AM   #22
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The only problem I've had with it is when I apply too much. Like you SB, less is more .... better. What happens to me is it's harder to clean because of the buildup of carbon if I use too much. It probably helps never shooting when the temp is below 60.

I still use Rem Oil. I also use One Shot, cleaner and lube on my trigger assemblies of my 10/22's. It never cease to amaze me how dirty the assemblies and the, whatever you call the chamber, shooting 22lr. Even the higher priced stuff. The carbon is just literally caked in there. I do a dissemble cleaning every 3-4 shootings, but that means between 800-1200 rounds. Otherwise it's a mop of cleaner, pads, and mop of oil. Works for me.
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The thing with frog lube is that it is different than what so many people are used to. You don't use it as a lube. And it does not work well combined with any petroleum lube. It will get gummy if used with petroleum based lubes. And that will result in carbon build up.
The instructions that come with fl are pretty specific for using the paste for an initial treatment. But you literally have to wipe all of it off when finished. Then reassemble the gun. It is not intended to be used as a traditional lube. And I think this is where most folks have problems. They want to leave a liquid lube in all the places where they did with oil.
All of my guns were treated with the paste on the first breakdown before the first use. Since then after returning from the range all they get is a wipe down and I run a wet liquid frog lube patch through the barrel. Then wipe down the bolt and all wear surfaces with a damp patch. Then dry patches and wipe down with a microfiber cloth.
So basically when you are shooting a gun that starts out looking like it is dry but as it warms up the very thin layer of frog lube that is on the metal warms up and sweats. My guns are always slightly wet like they were very lightly oiled after shooting. But bone dry to touch before shooting.
I think that is the hardest part for people to adjust to shooting a gun that does not appear to be lubed but actually is.
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It's claim to fame is a moving parts lubricant and rust protector, not a polish.
But it makes a great polish.
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The thing with frog lube is that it is different than what so many people are used to. You don't use it as a lube. And it does not work well combined with any petroleum lube. It will get gummy if used with petroleum based lubes. And that will result in carbon build up.
The instructions that come with fl are pretty specific for using the paste for an initial treatment. But you literally have to wipe all of it off when finished. Then reassemble the gun. It is not intended to be used as a traditional lube. And I think this is where most folks have problems. They want to leave a liquid lube in all the places where they did with oil.
All of my guns were treated with the paste on the first breakdown before the first use. Since then after returning from the range all they get is a wipe down and I run a wet liquid frog lube patch through the barrel. Then wipe down the bolt and all wear surfaces with a damp patch. Then dry patches and wipe down with a microfiber cloth.
So basically when you are shooting a gun that starts out looking like it is dry but as it warms up the very thin layer of frog lube that is on the metal warms up and sweats. My guns are always slightly wet like they were very lightly oiled after shooting. But bone dry to touch before shooting.
I think that is the hardest part for people to adjust to shooting a gun that does not appear to be lubed but actually is.
I applied it correctly and it worked great in warm weather. But when it gets down to single digits it turns to wax. Even with Rem Oil I don't leave very much on it.
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I applied it correctly and it worked great in warm weather. But when it gets down to single digits it turns to wax. Even with Rem Oil I don't leave very much on it.
What do you do, store your rifles in a freezer??
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I'm Laughing.

Sue,
Sweet and Sassy at the same time

Not a Polish! /facepalm/

Ha ha ha ha

You're right of course but it just struck me funny.
Not trying to be mean.
Just having fun today Ma'am.

Don't trust it as a moving parts cleaner anymore.
It's a good rust protector.
Then again, so is Cosmoline
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What do you do, store your rifles in a freezer??
No, the ammo is in the freezer.
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No, the ammo is in the freezer.
That didn't work so good for Charlie Rangel!
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That didn't work so good for Charlie Rangel!
Actually it was Congressman William Jefferson Dem-LA that had the $80k in his freezer. He's currently the guest of the Federal Prison in Beaumont, TX. He started a 10 year sentence in 2012.

Rangel just doesn't bother to pay income tax.
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I haven't been called "sweet" for a long time.

I really can't imagine anyone shooting in single digit temps. Matter of fact, I can't imagine anyone being in single digit temps.
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Actually it was Congressman William Jefferson Dem-LA that had the $80k in his freezer. He's currently the guest of the Federal Prison in Beaumont, TX. He started a 10 year sentence in 2012.

Rangel just doesn't bother to pay income tax.
You are correct! They all run together over time.
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You are correct! They all run together over time.
Birds of a feather....
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Another here who has used it, but not anymore.
It became really gummy on my 1911s and other firearms and after reading about the 'yote killing the dog - no more.
I did use it correctly, but I think in the winter (when I noticed it most) it's cold and doesn't work well.
At least that's my opinion.

Can't stand the smell of Hoppe's #9 - stinks to high heaven!

I did like the wintergreen smell of FL, but just didn't work for me.

Regular ole CLP for me now on all my firearms.
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You are correct! They all run together over time.
They should be serving together in Federal Prison as well but not with this administration where non-payment of taxes is a resume line item.
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Humm never used FL. Been using ballistol on mine and works pretty good so far.


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I have read and heard so much about Frog Lube that I decided to give it a try. I purchased some Super Degreaser and some CLP. I have 4 dirty guns from this past weekend that need to be cleaned, They include (2) 1911's, a Model 19 S&W, and a .22 lr single action Ruger. I will give the Frog Lube a try for these four, besides, who could pass up a name like that.
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All I know is that we have traipsed many times through snow so deep we needed a jackass to pull the sleigh to go out back to shoot. So cold & nasty with hideous wind chills, we could only stay out for about 30 minutes without any non-firing jacked up guns ever. No problems shooting in cold weather with firearms cleaned and lubed with FL.
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All I know is that we have traipsed many times through snow so deep we needed a jackass to pull the sleigh to go out back to shoot. So cold & nasty with hideous wind chills, we could only stay out for about 30 minutes without any non-firing jacked up guns ever. No problems shooting in cold weather with firearms cleaned and lubed with FL.
The Henrys have a firing pin that is wide and thin that slides through the bolt so it has a lot of contact with the bolt. In cold weather the FL turned to wax and the hammer didn't have enough poop to push the pin so no bang.

In contrast I put some Rem Oil in the freezer and at -15 degrees it was like 40 weight oil at 70 degrees. I was talking to my Army friend who is stationed in Alaska and they use a military Lubricant Artic Weight (LAW) and he said it would stay the same almost waterlike consistency even as cold as it gets in Fairbanks.
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I use Kroil for the bores it lifts copper and lead and dissolve carbon and S.T.O.S.for a grease and Snake Oil for lubing triggers and stuff . Since Glocks are a dry gun 2 drops of oil every 5000 rds will do the whole gun .

P.S. remember oil and grease attract dirt .

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