Gun Cleaner Test – FrogLube CLP

FrogLube CLP is a hugely popular CLP but does it clean carbon buildup and powder fouling?

Let’s put FrogLube CLP to a cleaning test…with some nasty powder fouling

Gun Cleaner Test - Froglube CLP

Here it is…FrogLube CLP and my metal test plate or bar. I’ll apply the FrogLube CLP to the metal bar and then burn some smokeless powder on top of it.

Gun Cleaner Test - Froglube CLP

I use a few patches to evenly spread the FrogLube CLP onto the metal bar. Then I add about 50 grains of H4831 smokeless powder and ignite it. Then I do this a 2nd time.

Gun Cleaner Test - Froglube CLP

Here is the nasty fouling mess. Let’s see if it can be wiped off without any additional CLP. Maybe the pre-treatment of FrogLube will prevent the fouling from sticking to the metal? Let’s try to wipe it clean with just a few patches.

Gun Cleaner Test - Froglube CLP Results

NOPE…it’s not wiping off easily and it took some effort to clean that small area. I’m going to add some FrogLube CLP on top of the fouling and wait 10 minutes.

Gun Cleaner Test - Froglube CLP Results

Still No Go…for FrogLube CLP. I scrubbed the area with several patches and it still did not clean very well. The cooked on fouling is not loosened or removed with FrogLube CLP…even after soaking for 10 minutes.

Conclusion: FrogLube CLP is an Awesome Lubricant and Protectant BUT it’s not a good cleaner.