Gun Oil Corrosion Test – Lucas Gun Oil

Lucas Gun Oil is a well know lubricant and particularly more famous in the automotive industry but anyway let’s see how well a straight gun oil prevents corrosion.

I use a simple corrosion test which entails applying a gun oil or CLP to a clean bare metal plate. I spray the treated metal plate with water and then let it sit outside in the desert climate until rust appears. Every other day I will spray the treated plate with water until it rusts.

Here it is…Lucas Gun Oil

Here’s the gun oil corrosion test setup….clean metal plate and Lucas Gun Oil.

Here’s the steel plate. Nice and clean and no rust.

I apply 2 drops of Lucas Gun Oil to the steel plate and then I’ll spread it evenly.

Closeup of the 2 drops of oil. Lucas Gun Oil looks just like motor oil unlike other gun oils and CLPs.

Now that the Lucas Gun Oil has been applied, I can start the test with a good spray of water.

I gave the test plate 2 good squirts of water.

It’s a little hard to see the water because it did not bead up. You can see a few beads in the lower right hand corner. Now let’s see what happens in the next 24 hours.

24 Hours Later – Lucas Gun Oil Corrosion Test

There is a light film of rust taking hold. Let’s take a closer look.

RUST….Lucas Gun Oil does not provide a long lasting corrosion barrier but it’s not a CLP either. Lucas Gun Oil is a just a lubricant.

Gun Oil Corrosion Test – FireClean CLP

Fireclean CLP is a non-toxic cleaner, lubricant and protectant. I have used it in the past on a AK-47 and it performed well as a lubricant. Let’s test its ability to protect metal from corrosion.

I use a simple gun oil corrosion test consisting of a bare metal plate, gun oil or CLP, gun cleaner, cleaning patches and a water spray bottle. I clean the metal plate and then apply the gun oil or CLP. The treated metal plate is then subject to the Arizona desert conditions in addition to water spray every other day.

Here’s the Fireclean CLP and bare metal plate.

I applied 2 drops of Fireclean CLP to the clean bare metal plate. I will spread the 2 drops out evenly with a few cleaning patches.

The Fireclean actually removed a tiny amount of dirt when I spread it out with the cleaning patches. Now lets spray some water on it and start the test.

The water beaded very nicely. Now let’s let it sit and see what happens.

24 Hours Later – FireClean CLP Corrosion Test

Here are the results after 24 hours of the desert climate and 1 water spray.

There is some rust on the metal. Let’s take a closer look.

Now you can see the light rust on the metal. Fireclean CLP did not prevent corrosion when water was introduced and the Arizona desert heat.

 

 

Water Based Non Toxic Gun Cleaner – M-Pro 7

M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner is a water-based, non-toxic gun cleaner manufactured by Pantheon Enterprises, Inc. Pantheon Enterprises strives to produce innovative and bio-friendly products that perform extremely well. Hence M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner.

Some people laugh at a water based gun cleaner but let me tell you, water-based gun cleaners penetrate carbon better than any other chemical compounds.

Hoppe’s Range Cleaning Kit

Have you every wanted to clean your gun at the shooting range but didn’t want to haul all your gun cleaning stuff with you?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a special gun cleaning kit for the shooting range?

…one that keeps everything organized and away from the dust and dirt at the range?

Hello….Hoppe’s Range Cleaning Kit.( Get one at Amazon.com)

Here’s what the Range Cleaning Kit includes.

  • Universal kit includes brushes, swabs, patches and tools
  • Advanced fold out cleaning mat for advanced cleaning and disassembly of firearms
  • Work surface is oil and solvent resistant
  • Magnet in upper corner to keep small parts contained

Here’s a Hoppe’s Demo video for the Range Cleaning Kit.

Hoppe’s Triple Threat Gun Cleaning Cloth

Need a great cloth to wipe off your guns after cleaning or handling or storing them? Need to remove fingerprints?

Here’s the perfect solution…

The Hoppe’s Triple Threat Gun Cleaning Cloth is made from 3 fabrics; cotton, flannel and polyester. It’s the perfect cleaning cloth. It’s safe for metal, plastics and wood and will remove fingerprints, dust, dirt, moisture and gun cleaner. Keep it in your gun case for easy access. It’s a larger cloth measuring 11″ x 14″ (Hoppe’s Triple Threat Cloth at Amazon.com).

Here’s a Hoppe’s Demo video of the Triple Threat Cloth.

Archoil AR4200 CLP Corrosion Test

I have used Archoil AR4200 CLP in the past and was happy with the way it performed on my Glock 22. Let’s see how well it Protects bare metal against corrosion.

I use a simple corrosion test consisting of a piece of bare steel, gun oil or CLP, gun cleaner, cleaning patches and a water spray bottle. This is an extreme corrosion test and most firearms will never be subjected to these type conditions. But it will show what gun oil or CLP is absolutely the BEST at protected metal against corrosion..

Here’s the setup. I cleaned the steel plate with Mil-Comm MC25 gun cleaner first. It’s squeaky clean.

Here’s the high tech CLP from Archoil. It’s a super lubricant. It says “Superior Corrosion Protection” right on the bottle.

I put 2 drop of the AR4200 CLP on the metal test plate. I’ll spread it evenly with a few patches.

The steel plate is now evenly coated with Archoil CLP. You can see that it removed a small amount of dirt from the plate.

Now it’s ready for the water spray. You can see the water beaded up on the metal. Let’s take a closer look.

It certainly looks protected with a thin film. Let’s wait and see how long the protective barrier lasts. I leave the test samples oudoors where the temperature ranges from 55 – 95 degrees F. I spray the treated metal every 48 hours and stop the test when rust appears.

Day 2 – Gun Oil Corrosion Test – Archoil AR4200 CLP

Looks like rust to me. 48 hours + water is the limit for corrosion protection from Archoil AR4200 CLP.

Gun Oil Corrosion Test – G96 CLP

G96 products have been around for a very long time and are pretty popular. I have a small bottle of their CLP Synthetic Oil.

I tested this product for its cleaning abilities and like most CLP’s it did not perform as well as a straight gun cleaner.

So how well does it Protect?

Let’s put it to a corrosion test to see.

Here’s the simple gun oil corrosion test…1 piece of bare steel, gun cleaner, cleaning patches, CLP or other test product and water spray bottle. The steel test sample is left outside where the temperature ranges from 55-90 degrees F.

I cleaned the bare steel sample before starting the test. I used Mil-Comm MC25 Gun Cleaner.

Now let’s apply 2 drops of the G96 CLP to the bare steel sample.

Now I’ll spread it evenly with a few gun cleaning patches.

You can see the CLP cleaned some dirt off of the steel sample. Now the top surface has a good coat of the CLP. Let’s spray water on it to start the test.

The water beads up very nicely. Now I’ll wait 48 hours and then spray it again. I will continue the every other day water spray until some rust appears and then note the number of days the metal was protected.

Day 2 – G96 Synthetic CLP Corrosion Test

It’s still looking good! No signs of corrosion or rust.

Day 3 – Gun Oil Corrosion Test G96 CLP

No corrosion – I spray it again with water.

Day 10 – Gun Oil Corrosion Test – G96 CLP

Still no corrosion of any kind. G96 CLP is doing very well.

Day 14 – Gun Oil Corrosion Test – G86 CLP

Wow…I’m really impressed with G96 Synthetic CLP. This bare metal sample is spotless after 2 weeks in the desert climate with temperature ranges from 60 – 95 degrees F PLUS a water spray every other day.

Date 4/23/17 0 G96 CLP Corrosion Test

OK…This is simply AMAZING. G96 CLP is still doing very well after almost 3 weeks of heat and every other day water sprays.

Here’s a closeup view of the metal test plate. There are some very small minor spots of rust developing. Let’s spray more water and continue the test to see if the rust increases.

Look at this!!! The water is still beading. Let’s see how it holds up after another week. G96 Synthetic CLP is a great protectant.

Gun Cleaner Test – Hoppe’s No 9 Black

Hoppe’s latest gun cleaner is the No 9 Black High Performance Gun Cleaner.

So how well does this new fangled gun cleaner work?

Let’s test it on burnt-on powder residue…

I use a simple gun cleaner test composing of a metal bar, smokeless powder, gun cleaner and some cleaning patches.

Here’s the setup…

First I’ll clean the steel bar thoroughly before burning the powder on it. After cleaning the bar, I add about 40 grains of H4831 smokeless powder to the steel bar and then ignite it. I repeat this 3 times to make sure there is a good amount of fouling/carbon buildup. Then I’ll attempt to clean it.

Here’s the first powder charge.

Here’s the 3rd powder burn – the flame temperature is over 850 degrees F.

This is the result of 3 powder burns. There is a lot of carbon and other powder residue. Now I’ll spray a liberal amount of Hoppe’s No 9 Black High Performance Gun Cleaner on it and let it soak for 10 minutes.

Notice how much gun cleaner is on the fouling. Don’t scrimp on gun cleaner application. More will soak better and make cleaning easier.

Enough gun cleaner has to be applied so that it can penetrate through all of the fouling to the bare metal.

This is a closeup after the 10 minute soak. The Hoppe’s Black Gun Cleaner has penetrated all of the fouling. See how wet it still looks?

Here’s the first wipe. The carbon is removed easily…no scrubbing. Let’s do another wipe.

Does Hoppe’s No 9 Black HP Gun Cleaner work well? You bet!!!

If you want to try Hoppe’s No 9 Black gun cleaner, here is a link…Hoppe’s No. 9 Black High Performance Gun Cleaner at Amazon.com

Corrosion Test – Hoppes Synthetic Vs Hoppe’s Black Oil

Hoppe’s makes some really awesome gun maintenance products and Hoppe’s No 9 Black High Performance Precision Oil is one of their newest.

I was amidst a series of gun oil corrosion tests, so I thought I would test the new Black Precision Oil against their awesome Synthetic Blend Gun Oil.

My corrosion test is very simple. I use 2 steel plates and clean them thoroughly with gun cleaner and then apply a gun oil. I leave the treated metal outside in the elements and spray them daily with ordinary water. I monitor them daily to see how long the oil protects the metal from rust.

Let’s take a look at the corrosion test setup.

Here’s the setup…2 bare steel plates, 2 gun oils, water spray bottle, gun cleaner and gun cleaning patches.

Here are the 2 gun oils that I’m testing against each other. Hoppe’s No 9 Synthetic Blend and Hoppe’s No 9 Black High Performance Precision Oil.

2 bare metal plates ready for oil application. I’ll put about 2 drops on each plate and spread it evenly with some cleaning patches.

Here’s the 2 gun oils I’m testing.

2 drops on each steel plate.

The oils have been spread over the surface of the steel. Now the test plates are ready for a good water spray.

It’s hard to see the water beads. The Hoppe’s No 9 Synthetic Blend had a much better water bead than the No 9 Black oil. Now we’ll see how long the metal protection lasts.

Gun Oil Corrosion Test – 3 days

The one on the right is the Hoppe’s No 9 Synthetic Blend and the one on the left is the new Black HP Precision Oil. Let’s take a closer look.

Hoppe’s No 9 Black HP Precision Oil after 3 days with daily water spray. There is some rusting in spots.

Hoppe’s No 9 Synthetic Blend Gun Oil after 3 days with daily water spray. There is a lot of rust. This gun oil would not be a best choice for corrosion protection but it is a very good lubricant.