Gun Cleaner Test – G96 CLP Synthetic Oil

G96 CLP Synthetic Oil is a great lubricant and protectant but does it CLEAN?

Let’s find out by putting it to a test.

I’ll burn some smokeless powder and see if it cleans it easily.

Gun Cleaning Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil

Here is the test surface, cleaning patches and G96 CLP Synthetic Oil. I’ll put a thin film of oil on the surface first and then burn some powder on top.

Gun Cleaning Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil

Gun Cleaner Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil

Now let’s add some smokeless powder and let it burn.

Gun Cleaner Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil

…50 grains of H4831 smokeless powder. Now let’s burn it!

Gun Cleaner Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil

Here’s the messy powder residue. It is pretty hard to remove. Let’s try to wipe it clean without any additional G96 CLP Oil. I want to find out if the oil prevents fouling from sticking to the metal.

Gun Cleaner Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil Results

Amazing how a good synthetic oil will stop carbon from bonding to a metal surface. The majority of the fouling wipes off fairly easily.

Gun Cleaner Test - G96 CLP Synthetic Oil Results

The thick carbon fouling wiped off but there is still some discoloration left that did not wipe off. It could possibly be burnt oil. G96 CLP was not able to totally clean the surface.

Conclusion: G96 CLP Synthetic Oil is a good lubricant and protectant but it’s cleaning abilities are lacking. It does however prevent fouling from adhering to metal surfaces. If you want to give G96 CLP a try here is a link to buy it online at a discount…G96 CLP Synthetic Oil at Amazon.com