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.

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.