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.