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Posted: November 08 2017 at 2:51pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Y'all know me, Mr. Clean Weapons.
Always testing a new product to clean my weapons and keep
em that-a-way... So I tried Lucas Oil Extreme Duty CLP.
Now I use their standard Gun Oil and enjoy how well it
works. A reasonable viscosity that stays put. Decent
metal protection. And a reliable lubricant. Yes, I'm
pleased with their oil. But CLP is something that is not
always a good thing as far as a three separate services
rolled into one. Most are lacking something...

The first thing I noticed was a perfume additive to the
water thin CLP. Masking some chemical? Perhaps, found
it's nearly 70% aviation fuel grade kerosene. What was
called JP-4 not long ago. The rest is a petroleum based
oil additives. The company claims a great protection
level up to a year. Superior lubrication. Excellent
cleaning as well. Well, they can claim it will cure the
common cold, but we're obviously not going to buy it.
With that much kerosene, it does clean ok. It doesn't
lube that well at all. And the claims of a year's worth
of protection? Maybe... In a sealed and humidity
controled safe, but not in the field. Didn't last two
days on a piece of steel coated with it outside in our
80% humidity. Started to rust in 48 hours, failing 363
days early. But, it cleans ok. Won't do squat to copper
fouling but did pull carbon fouling well. Must be the JP-
4.

As a CLP, Lucas Oil failed the Old Ranger's test. I'll
continue to use Lucas Oil's standard Gun Oil for regular
oil use, but their CLP[?] nope, it's going to be used to
free up stuck lawnmower blade bolts and such. It's good
for that task but it's staying off my weapons. If I
require a CLP solution I'll use M-Pro7 LPX or Ballistol.
The M-Pro7 is an excellent synthetic blend with proven
ability to "take it" under harsh elements and extended
firing and use. The Ballistol is also a proven solution
of natural composition dating back to 1904. Both will
clean well, provide great lubrication, and preserving
metal both excel. Ballistol goes beyond with wood,
leather, and steel preservation that truely is the
original CLP. And as much as I like the standard Gun Oil
from Lucas, their CLP is a flop.

Now oil is a very subjective article in the shooting
world and we all have our favorite. Mobil I. Remoil. Rig
#2. And so on. Guess the best thing to say here is use
something to lube and prevent rust right?

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Posted: November 08 2017 at 3:41pm | IP Logged Quote joed

I was just starting to worry that something happened to you.    

I enjoy your views on gun oils.

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Posted: November 08 2017 at 4:07pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

My new phone [replacement for the one my cats broke] was
giving me fits. Learning curve was a big bend actually.
Had the data thing switched off or restricted.... Um...
Something was messed up anyway... But I figured it out
today..

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Posted: November 08 2017 at 8:57pm | IP Logged Quote John P.

I have been using Ballistol for mostly everything except for copper
fouling. For copper I go with Shooter's Choice or Hoppes copper
solvent. I do like M-Pro 7 also.
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