Mobil 1 will work ok. On the other hand, BreakFree CLP is made of the same base ingredient as Mobil 1** and also has additives for corrosion prevention that make it one of the best corrosion prevention gun products on the market. In addition, it makes a decent cleaner in a pinch.With that said though, you made my day if that is truly what you could do, I am a BIG mobile 1 oil fan and have THOUSANDS of miles to prove it.
True. However Breakfree CLP does corrosion protection extremely well per the tests I've seen, does lubrication very well (after all it's the same base ingredient as the original Mobil 1) and is pretty decent as a cleaner (based on my own experience).I have yet to see a "CLP" all-in-one product that does all three functions extremely well
I think that perhaps this is overstated. There are certainly products that will do a much better job in this situation than others. It's not hard to test this sort of thing and the results are widely available and pretty conclusive.Nothing you can put on your weapon will protect it if it takes a dunk, or gets snowed on, or lands in the muck, and you fail to maintain it afterwards.
In my case, at least, that's overstated. I used CLP as a corrosion protectant and light lube even when I'm at home and have access to other products. For heavier lube requirements I use a very light moly grease. I never use CLP as a cleaner at home, but will sometimes put some on a warm gun at the range which makes cleanup MUCH easier when I get back home.But it's like having a can of flat-tire fix in your trunk... not something you'd use to fix a flat if you had a choice.
Actually the corrosion protection isn't dependent on shaking the bottle. CLP had teflon particles in it that added to the lubricant properties and that's why the bottle had to be shaken for best results since the fine particles would settle out of suspension in storage. The "C" aspect of the product is in solution and shaking or not shaking won't affect that. I'm not entirely sure if the teflon is still part of the current formulation.It probably works for corrosion resistance, if properly mixed. That's the point... for the dedicated individual who remembers to shake the bottle every time before he uses it, it's OK.
JohnKSa":1gd3t8qh said:Actually the corrosion protection isn't dependent on shaking the bottle. CLP had teflon particles in it that added to the lubricant properties and that's why the bottle had to be shaken for best results since the fine particles would settle out of suspension in storage. The "C" aspect of the product is in solution and shaking or not shaking won't affect that. I'm not entirely sure if the teflon is still part of the current formulation.
I'm curious about the repeated CLP failures you've seen in tactical rifles, what sort of failures have you seen, also what kind of rifles and what do you mean by "extreme conditions"? Also, what product do you find doesn't fail in the same situations?
Well, I can't be dogmatic, but unless you have some information indicating that the solvent used will not go into solution with PAO (something I find highly unlikely) then the shaking has no effect on anything but the teflon particles which will otherwise settle out of suspension.Everything about CLP is dependent upon shaking the bottle.
The PAO in Breakfree CLP is an extremely good lubricant, it is the same oil that used to be in Mobil 1 before the shortage caused by Katrina. The solvent will evaporate out of the application leaving only the lubricant in place, so that's not really an issue. In fact, the solvent helps the lubricant penetrate better before the solvent evaporates so you actually get a minor benefit from its initial presence. If you look on the bottle, this property is vaguely alluded to by the comment that maximum lubrication properties are achieved 2 hours after the initial application.do you really want to "lubricate" your critical weapon with something that is 40% solvent?
I'm curious as to what lubricants you recommend as being "decent", do you have some examples?In nearly every case, those weapons were restored to function with the application of a decent lubricant.
I use the grease very sparingly and only in high wear points such as sear contact points and other areas where there is sliding contact causing significant wear. I don't recommend grease as a general lubricant for the reasons you mention, but the judicious application of small amounts of a light grease in strategic locations will not cause any problems.Also, save the grease for your M1 Garand and M14 bolt roller, which needs it. Everywhere else it attracts and holds dirt and fouling.